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The common soldiers do the fighting and the officers claim the victory.
Jewish proverb

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and
then seek to win.
Sun Tzu

I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect
for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.
Muhammad Ali

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will
think hard before starting a war.
Otto von Bismarck

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves
what is behind him.
G. K. Chesterton

The bravest soldiers are the most civil to prisoners.
American proverb

If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then
the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it
is the fault of their officers.
Sun Tzu

The best fighter is never angry.
Lao Tzu

When I was a child my mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general.
If you become a monk, you'll be the pope." Instead I became a painter and wound up as
Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers.
Chinese proverb

When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty. When there are too many
soldiers, there can be no peace. When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice.
Lin Yutang

It is said the warrior's is the twofold way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for
both ways.
Miyamoto Musashi

Under the command of a great general, there is no feeble soldier.
Korean proverb

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Bruce Lee

Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the
soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.
Sun Tzu

It's time American soldiers quit being killed and it's time for us to quit killing a lot of other
people who have not attacked us.
Ron Paul

Away from the battle all are soldiers.
German proverb

The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In
fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's
country.
George S. Patton

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Seneca

You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one
whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to
bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will
succeed in doing it. He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from
carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter.
Bruce Lee

If one soldier knew what the other thinks, there would be no war.
Jewish proverb

Every French soldier carries a marshal's baton in his knapsack.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always
someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you
to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end
requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes
brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.
Will Rogers

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
Robert G. Ingersoll

When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out
his heart and show it to him.
Mike Tyson

An army is to a chief what a sword is to a soldier. It is only worth anything in so far as it
receives from him a certain impulsion.
Ferdinand Foch

A warrior deems life a light thing when compared to honor.
Japanese proverb

It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be
induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small
violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.
George S. Patton

Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.
English proverb

Every lover is a soldier and has his camp in Cupid.
Ovid

I consider each of my dollars to be investment "soldiers," and their mission is "freedom."
T. Harv Eker

My faith in human dignity consists in the belief that man is the greatest scamp on earth.
Human dignity must be associated with the idea of a scamp and not with that of an obedient,
disciplined and regimented soldier.
Lin Yutang

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu

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