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There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required.
~ Prince Andrew

 

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There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
~ Thomas B. Macaulay

 

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Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
~ William Butler Yeats

 

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Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule -- these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.
~ Bhagavad Gita

 

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Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts -- a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
~ Georges Clemenceau

 

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We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
~ Sir Humphrey Gilbert

 

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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.
~ Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

 

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What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms, their dresses, their banners, and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements.
~ Lord Byron

 

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When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
~ George Washington

 

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When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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