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100 The Good Soldier Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

The Good Soldier Sayings By Ford Madox Ford: Damn it all, it's the first duty of a soldier - it's the first duty Damn it all, it's the first duty of a soldier - it's the first duty of all Englishmen - to be able to tell a good lie in answer to a charge. — Ford Madox Ford
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Isaac Asimov: In fact, it was part of the Tyrannian military tradition that a little discomfort on In fact, it was part of the Tyrannian military tradition that a little discomfort on the part of the soldier was good for discipline. — Isaac Asimov
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The Good Soldier Sayings By J. Gresham Machen: I cannot tell you that the sacrifice will be light: it is a serious thing I cannot tell you that the sacrifice will be light: it is a serious thing to stand against the whole current of an age; it is a serious thing to be despised and hated by the generality of one's fellow men. Yet that is increasingly the lot of the truth Christian today. He will not, indeed, be inclined to complain; for he has something with which all that he has lost is not worthy to be compared; and he knows that despite temporary opposition the ultimate future belongs to him and to His Lord. But for the present he is called upon to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. It can hardly be said that unworthy motives of self-interest can lead a man to enter into a calling in which he will win nothing but reproach. — J. Gresham Machen
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Robert Jackson Bennett: You are wrong," says the man. His voice is low and resonant. The metal walls You are wrong," says the man. His voice is low and resonant. The metal walls of the dome, all the knives and swords and spears, all seem to vibrate with each of his words. "Your rulers and their propaganda have sold you this watered-down conceit of war, of a warrior yoked to the whims of civilization. Yet for all their self-professed civility, your rulers will gladly spend a soldier's life to better aid their posturing, to keep the cost of a crude good low. They will send the children of others off to die and only think upon it later to grandly and loudly memorialize them, lauding their great sacrifice. Civilization is but the adoption of this cowardly method of murder. — Robert Jackson Bennett
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Max Cleland: Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says "Bad war, Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says "Bad war, good soldier." Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior. — Max Cleland
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Anonymous: 3You therefore must endurea hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. + 4No one 3You therefore must endurea hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. + 4No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. — Anonymous
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The Good Soldier Sayings By David Talbot: And this is as good a picture as any of how counterculture communities like the And this is as good a picture as any of how counterculture communities like the Haight took care of the war's mangled souls: a doctor from a hippie clinic carrying a dying, emaciated soldier in his arms. For decades after the war, up to this very day, right-wing politicians and pundits have spread the libel about how peace activists and hippies greeted returning Vietnam vets with gobs of spit and contempt. — David Talbot
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Gilbert K. Chesterton: There must be some good in the life of battle, for so many good men There must be some good in the life of battle, for so many good men have enjoyed being soldiers. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
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The Good Soldier Sayings By John Flanagan: Finally, Wulf reacted to the constant staring and head-shaking. "What are you looking at?" he Finally, Wulf reacted to the constant staring and head-shaking. "What are you looking at?" he demanded of one young soldier - a youth barely out of his teens. The cavalry trooper pointed to Ulf, who was a few meters away. "That man," the trooper said. "You look just like him." Wulf scowled at his brother, then at the young Arridan. "No I don't," he retorted crisply. "He looks like me." Then he added darkly, if not logically, "And he'd better stop doing it if he knows what's good for him!" Thoroughly confused, the trooper continued — John Flanagan
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Jack London: A good soldier is a blind, heartless, soulless, murderous machine. He is not a man. A good soldier is a blind, heartless, soulless, murderous machine. He is not a man. His is not a brute, for brutes kill only in self defense. All that is human in him, all that is divine in him, all that constitutes the man has been sworn away when he took the enlistment roll. His mind, his conscience, aye, his very soul, are in the keeping of his officer. No man can fall lower than a soldier-it is a depth beneath which we cannot go. — Jack London
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Jack Kerouac: We've got to have mind-collecting weeks in our zendos where your mind tries to fly We've got to have mind-collecting weeks in our zendos where your mind tries to fly off like a Tinker Toy and like a good soldier you put it back together with your eyes closed except of course the whole thing is wrong. — Jack Kerouac
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: It is impossible to give a soldier a good education without making him a deserter. It is impossible to give a soldier a good education without making him a deserter. His natural foe is the government that drills him. — Henry David Thoreau
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Raymond Chandler: Got any good ideas, soldier?" "Lots of them. Somebody gunned Geiger. Somebody got gunned by Got any good ideas, soldier?" "Lots of them. Somebody gunned Geiger. Somebody got gunned by Geiger, who ran away. Or it was two other fellows. Or Geiger was running a cult and made blood sacrifices in front of that totem pole. Or he had chicken for dinner and liked to kill his chickens in the front parlor. — Raymond Chandler
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Georgia O'Keeffe: War is killing the individual in it unless he has learned livingness - if he War is killing the individual in it unless he has learned livingness - if he had it he wouldn't be a good soldier. — Georgia O'Keeffe
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Daniel O'Connell: No man was ever a good soldier but the man who goes into the battle No man was ever a good soldier but the man who goes into the battle determined to conquer, or not to come back from the battle field (cheers). No other principle makes a good soldier. — Daniel O'Connell
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Dwight D. Eisenhower: Forces of good and evil are massed and armed and opposed as rarely before in Forces of good and evil are massed and armed and opposed as rarely before in history. Freedom is pitted against slavery; lightness against the dark ... In the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Becky Chambers: The truth is, Rosemary, that you are capable of anything. Good or bad. You always The truth is, Rosemary, that you are capable of anything. Good or bad. You always have been, and you always will be. Given the right push, you, too, could do horrible things. That darkness exists within all of us. You think every soldier who picked up a cutter gun was a bad person? No. She was just doing what the soldier next to her was doing, who was doing what the soldier next to her was doing, and so on and so on. And I bet most of them - not all, but most - who made it through the war spent a long time after trying to understand what they'd done. Wondering how they ever could have done it in the first place. Wondering when killing became so comfortable. — Becky Chambers
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Joanna Scott: If the rules of a language are followed, words usually make sense. But these very If the rules of a language are followed, words usually make sense. But these very rules can stir the impulse to rebel. We're obliged to keep trying to convey meaning through correct sentences. After a while, the good-soldier rigidity of polished prose can begin to seem dull, and it gets harder to resist the temptation of nonsense. — Joanna Scott
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Russell Banks: But I understood Bear Otto's desire to become a noble man, a man like Billy But I understood Bear Otto's desire to become a noble man, a man like Billy Ansel, and I respected that, naturally. I just wished the boy had more ways of imagining the thing than by becoming a good soldier. But that's boys, I guess. — Russell Banks
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton: Keep unscathed the good name; keep out of peril the honor without which even your Keep unscathed the good name; keep out of peril the honor without which even your battered old soldier who is hobbling into his grave on half-pay and a wooden leg would not change with Achilles. — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Jennifer A. Nielsen: I follow my orders without question, as a good soldier would. You ask the same I follow my orders without question, as a good soldier would. You ask the same from your soldiers.'
'No, I ask them to be good people. That way if they follow my orders, I will know I am doing the right thing. — Jennifer A. Nielsen
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Paullina Simons: You know I can't make her pregnant," he said. "You know she is lying at You know I can't make her pregnant," he said. "You know she is lying at least about that, right? After what I'd seen in Moscow, after what my mother taught me, and all during my years"as a garrison soldier, think - what did I tell you about myself and the women I'd been with? Have I ever had it off bareback with anyone? Ever, even once in my whole fucking life?"
"Yes," she said faintly. "With me."
"Yes," Alexander said, sinking down. "Only with you." His shoulders slumped. "Because you are holy." He looked at his hands. "And a fat load of good it's done me. — Paullina Simons
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Matt Ridley: TP53 seems to encode the greater good, like a suicide pill in the mouth of TP53 seems to encode the greater good, like a suicide pill in the mouth of a soldier that dissolves only when it detects evidence that he is about to mutiny. — Matt Ridley
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Tom Clancy: Melanie's father had been an Army colonel who instilled in her a sense of duty Melanie's father had been an Army colonel who instilled in her a sense of duty as well as a sense of individuality. She grew up reading biographies of great men and women, mostly men and women in the military and government, and she recognized through her readings that no one rose to exceptional greatness exclusively by being "a good soldier." No, those few men and women who went against the establishment from time to time, only when necessary, were what ultimately made America great. — Tom Clancy
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Benjamin Zephaniah: Reminders 'The peace garden is opposite the War Memorial,'Said the old soldier.'We had to fight Reminders

'The peace garden is opposite the War Memorial,'
Said the old soldier.

'We had to fight to make peace
Back in the good old days.'

'No, the War Memorial is opposite the peace garden,'
Said the old pacifist.

'You've had so many wars to end all wars,
Still millions are dying from the wars you left behind.'

'Look,' said the old soldier.
'You chickens stuck your peace garden
In front of our War Memorial to cause non-violent trouble.
This War Memorial is necessary,
It reminds us that people have died for our country.'

'Look,' said the old pacifist,
'In the beginning was peace
And the peace was with God
And the peace was God,
This peace garden is unnecessary but
It reminds us that people want to live for our country. — Benjamin Zephaniah
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Andre Gide: It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands. — Andre Gide
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Ulysses S. Grant: The colored man has been accustomed all his life to lean on the white man, The colored man has been accustomed all his life to lean on the white man, and if a good officer is placed over him, he will learn readily and make a good soldier. — Ulysses S. Grant
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: Let us do our best whilst we live for another tomorrow is coming when whilst Let us do our best whilst we live for another tomorrow is coming when whilst we are long gone, another group of people shall come to either suffer from our worst or enjoy and build upon our best. Let us run whole heatedly today with all alacrity for another generation shall come for the baton from our hands to either blame us or congratulate us on how we lived the dream and journeyed in life through the good and the bad times; another generation shall come to ponder over our footprints as a good or a bad lesson for them! Let us run with all necessary zeal such that when we hand over the baton, our next generation will have no reason but to soldier on with courage, enthusiasm and absolute commitment to get to the finishing line with a great accomplishment and a noble story worth pondering over and over! — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: This I said in the Irish way, about which there is allowed to be something This I said in the Irish way, about which there is allowed to be something very engaging. It's a remarkable thing, and a testimony to the love with which our nation is regarded, that this address scarce ever fails in a handsome fellow. I cannot tell how often I have seen a private soldier escape the horse, or a beggar wheedle out a good alms, by a touch of the brogue. — Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Victor Hugo: And, moreover, when it happens that both are sincere and good, nothing will mix and And, moreover, when it happens that both are sincere and good, nothing will mix and amalgamate more easily than an old priest and an old soldier. In reality, they are the same kind of man. One has devoted himself to country upon earth, the other to his country in heaven; there is no other difference. — Victor Hugo
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Victor Robert Lee: Sounds like the rival is a good soldier, Cono said. Like the Russians say, a Sounds like the rival is a good soldier, Cono said. Like the Russians say, a bad soldier is one who doesn't try to become a general. — Victor Robert Lee
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: He prizes me as a soldier would a good weapon, and that is all. [ He prizes me as a soldier would a good weapon, and that is all. [ ... ] Can I receive from him the bridal ring, endure all the forms of love [ ... ] and know that the spirit was quite absent? Can I bear the consciousness that every endearment he bestows is a sacrifice made on principle? No: such a martyrdom would be monstrous. I will never undergo it. — Charlotte Bronte
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Carl F. H. Henry: You know a constellation of imperishable values. Live by the mighty truth and power of You know a constellation of imperishable values. Live by the mighty truth and power of God. Live above the sludge of a sick society. Live among dispirited humans as the vanguard of peace and good news. Remember, our Commander in Chief has no use for tin soldiers. — Carl F. H. Henry
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The Good Soldier Sayings By Alanna Mitchell: The predominant cancer metaphor is war. We fight cancer, usually valiantly. We attack tumors and The predominant cancer metaphor is war. We fight cancer, usually valiantly. We attack tumors and try to annihilate them and bring out our arsenals to do that, and so on. It's us against cancer. This metaphor has come in for its share of criticism within the ethical, psychological and even oncological disciplines. A main concern is that when someone dies of cancer, the message that remains is that that person just hasn't fought hard enough, was not a brave enough soldier against the ultimate foe, did not really want to win.

The cancer-is-war metaphor does not seem to allow space for the idea that in actual war, some soldiers die heroically for the larger good, no matter which side wins. War is death. In the cancer war, if you die, you've lost and cancer has won. The dead are responsible not just for getting cancer, but also for failing to defeat it. — Alanna Mitchell
The Good Soldier Sayings By Theresa Breslin: There is much argument here about what is respectable and what is not, and what There is much argument here about what is respectable and what is not, and what a good gel should or should not do regarding hemlines. I have to report that the general opinion of a soldier looking forward to leave after many months at the Front is that a hemline should go up as far as possible, and that the more unrespectable the girl the better. The proviso being, of course, that one's own wife/sweetheart should not occupy this category. — Theresa Breslin
The Good Soldier Sayings By Timothy Keller: Therefore, when facing any problem in marriage, the first thing you look for at the Therefore, when facing any problem in marriage, the first thing you look for at the base of it is, in some measure, self-centeredness and an unwillingness to serve or minister to the other. The word "submit" that Paul uses has its origin in the military, and in Greek it denoted a soldier submitting to an officer. Why? Because when you join the military you lose control over your schedule, over when you can take a holiday, over when you're going to eat, and even over what you eat. To be part of a whole, to become part of a greater unity, you have to surrender your independence. You must give up the right to make decisions unilaterally. Paul says that this ability to deny your own rights, to serve and put the good of the whole over your own, is not instinctive; indeed, it's unnatural, but it is the very foundation of marriage. — Timothy Keller
The Good Soldier Sayings By William Tecumseh Sherman: To secure the safety of the navigation of the Mississippi River I would slay millions. To secure the safety of the navigation of the Mississippi River I would slay millions. On that point I am not only insane, but mad ... I think I see one or two quick blows that will astonish the natives of the South and will convince them that, though to stand behind a big cottonwood and shoot at a passing boat is good sport and safe, it may still reach and kill their friends and families hundreds of miles off. For every bullet shot at a steamboat, I would shoot a thousand 30-pounder Parrots into even helpless towns on Red, Ouachita, Yazoo, or wherever a boat can float or soldier march. — William Tecumseh Sherman
The Good Soldier Sayings By Jonathan Edwards: True Christian fortitude consists in strength of mind, through grace, exerted in two things; in True Christian fortitude consists in strength of mind, through grace, exerted in two things; in ruling and suppressing the evil and unruly passions and affections of the mind; and in steadfastly and freely exerting and following good affections and dispositions, without being hindered by sinful fear or the opposition of enemies ... Though Christian fortitude appears in withstanding and counteracting the enemies that are without us; yet it much more appears in resisting and suppressing the enemies that are within us; because they are our worst and strongest enemies and have greatest advantage against us. The strength of the good soldier of Jesus Christ appears in nothing more than in steadfastly maintaining the holy calm, meekness, sweetness, and benevolence of his mind, amidst all the storms, injuries, strange behaviour, and surprising acts and events of this evil and unreasonable world. — Jonathan Edwards
The Good Soldier Sayings By Dave Abrams: I think I'm still just as conflicted about the war as I always was. On I think I'm still just as conflicted about the war as I always was. On the one hand, I was a soldier carrying out his duty, following his allegiance to his country and to the mission at hand. But yet, there was always this unease plaguing me. "What are we doing here?" "Are we really fixing this country or are we doing more harm than good?" And the most pressing question: "How do we pull ourselves out of this quicksand?" I think I'm still there in that white space you mentioned, trying to get clarity for myself on what this war did to us as a nation. — Dave Abrams
The Good Soldier Sayings By Paulo Coelho: Does a soldier go to war in order to kill the enemy? no, he goes Does a soldier go to war in order to kill the enemy? no, he goes in order to die for his country.
Does a wife want to show her husband how happy she is? no, she wants him to see how she suffers in order to make him happy
Does the husband go to work thinking he will find personal fulfillment there? no, he is giving his sweat and tears for the good of the family
And so it goes on: sons give up their dreams to please their parents, parents give up their lives in order to please their children; pain and suffering are used to justify the one thing that should bring only LOVE.. — Paulo Coelho
The Good Soldier Sayings By Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Take it off first, soldier." He looked at her suspiciously. "Take what off?" "Your clothes. Take it off first, soldier."
He looked at her suspiciously. "Take what off?"
"Your clothes. Entertain the troops."
"My clothes?" He frowned. "I was sort of thinking you might want to do that for me."
She shook her head and leaned back on one elbow, giving him her witchiest, bitchiest smile. "Strip."
"Now, listen here, Francie
"
Lifting a languid hand, she once again pointed toward the center of the room. "Do it real slow, good-looking," she purred. "I want to enjoy every minute. — Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Good Soldier Sayings By Tonto Dikeh: Every good soldier is trained for the battle field. God is prepping you my darlings. Every good soldier is trained for the battle field. God is prepping you my darlings. — Tonto Dikeh
The Good Soldier Sayings By Frederick Lenz: It's always said that when one is a soldier who dies in battle, you go It's always said that when one is a soldier who dies in battle, you go to a very high world. There's a great and good karma for the soldier who dies in battle because it's an extended selfless giving. — Frederick Lenz
The Good Soldier Sayings By Albert Camus: Skipping the intermediary stages, it suffices to say that this synthesis, after being incarnated in Skipping the intermediary stages, it suffices to say that this synthesis, after being incarnated in the Church
and in Reason, culminates in the absolute State, founded by the soldier workers, where the spirit of the world will be finally reflected in the mutual recognition of each by all and in the universal reconciliation of everything that has ever existed under the sun. At this moment, "when the eyes of the spirit coincide with the eyes of the body," each individual consciousness will be nothing more than a mirror reflecting another mirror, itself reflected to infinity in infinitely recurring images. The City of God will coincide with the city of humanity; and universal history, sitting in judgment on the world, will pass its sentence by which good and evil will be justified. The State will play the part of Destiny and will proclaim its approval of every aspect of reality on
"the sacred day of the Presence. — Albert Camus
The Good Soldier Sayings By Laurie Halse Anderson: The good soldier swears to kill. Fire the cannon, mount the barricade, lock and load. The good soldier swears to kill. Fire the cannon, mount the barricade, lock and load. Smell your brother's blood on your shirt. Wipe your sister's brains off your face. Die, if you have to, so they'll live. Kill to keep your people alive, live to kill some more. — Laurie Halse Anderson
The Good Soldier Sayings By Victor Hugo: when both are sincere and good, no men so penetrate each other, and so amalgamate when both are sincere and good, no men so penetrate each other, and so amalgamate with each other, as an old priest and an old soldier. At bottom, the man is the same. The one has devoted his life to his country here below, the other to his country on high; that is the only difference. — Victor Hugo
The Good Soldier Sayings By Shirley Chisholm: That's what's wrong with the country. There are too many 'good soldiers' accepting too many That's what's wrong with the country. There are too many 'good soldiers' accepting too many bad decisions. — Shirley Chisholm
The Good Soldier Sayings By Iain M. Banks: The good soldier did as he was told, and if he had any sense at The good soldier did as he was told, and if he had any sense at all volunteered for nothing, especially promotion. — Iain M. Banks
The Good Soldier Sayings By Leigh Bardugo: I'm sorry," he said at last."Don't apologize. For all we know, there is no firebird.""You I'm sorry," he said at last.
"Don't apologize. For all we know, there is no firebird."
"You don't believe that."
"No, but maybe we weren't meant to find it."
"You don't believe that either." He sighed. "So much for the good soldier."
I winced. "I shouldn't have said that."
"You once put goose droppings in my shoes, Alina. A bad mood I can handle. — Leigh Bardugo
The Good Soldier Sayings By Ruth Rendell: Ford Maddox Ford's 'The Good Soldier' is my favourite novel. I first read it in Ford Maddox Ford's 'The Good Soldier' is my favourite novel. I first read it in the 1950s and have read it about 20 times since. It's possibly the best-constructed book in the English language. — Ruth Rendell
The Good Soldier Sayings By Drexel Deal: It is our job as parents, to instill principles and values in our children. So It is our job as parents, to instill principles and values in our children. So that when they depart from you, those principles and values won't depart from them. Mallory Bullard, a street soldier from the old school. — Drexel Deal
The Good Soldier Sayings By Sebastian Junger: A modern soldier returning from combat - or a survivor of Sarajevo - goes from A modern soldier returning from combat - or a survivor of Sarajevo - goes from the kind of close-knit group that humans evolved for, back into a society where most people work outside the home, children are educated by strangers, families are isolated from wider communities, and personal gain almost completely eclipses collective good. — Sebastian Junger
The Good Soldier Sayings By Roberto Bolano: At the bar on the Favoritenstrasse, Julius the policeman talked to us about dignity, evolution, At the bar on the Favoritenstrasse, Julius the policeman talked to us about dignity, evolution, the great Darwin and the great Nietzsche. I translated so that my good friend Ulises could understand what he was saying, although I didn't understand any of it. The prayer of the bones, said Julius. The yearning for health. The virtue of danger. The tenacity of the forgotten. Bravo, said my good friend Ulises. Bravo, said everyone else. The limits of memory. The wisdom of plants. The eye of parasites. The agility of the earth. The merit of the soldier. The cunning of the giant. The hole of the will. Magnificent, said my good friend Ulises in German. Extraordinary. — Roberto Bolano
The Good Soldier Sayings By John Piper: Therefore, we read the Bible selectively. We pick a text here and there to fit Therefore, we read the Bible selectively. We pick a text here and there to fit our felt needs. This is like a doctor who forgets how to write prescriptions for the best antibiotics because every- body seems healthy, and he has spent the last decades tweaking good health with hip-hop exercise videos, unaware that pestilence is at the door. It's like the soldier who forgets how to use his weapons because the times seem peaceful, and he has spent the last decades doing relief work and teaching the children how to play games. — John Piper
The Good Soldier Sayings By Virginia Woolf: The good citizen when he opens his door in the evening must be banker, golfer, The good citizen when he opens his door in the evening must be banker, golfer, husband, father; not a nomad wandering the desert, a mystic staring at the sky, a debauchee in the slums of San Francisco, a soldier heading a revolution, a pariah howling with skepticism and solitude. — Virginia Woolf
The Good Soldier Sayings By G.A. Aiken: We're glad you're here." Brastias stood beside her now, covered in blood, the majority of We're glad you're here." Brastias stood beside her now, covered in blood, the majority of which she doubted belonged to him.
"Sorry I took so long, my friend." She tested the weight of her blades. As always they felt good in her hands. She was ready.
"Where is he, Brastias?"
"Up there." He pointed to a ridge where she could hear the war cries of men. But between her and her brother lay a battery of troops screaming for her blood.
One soldier ran for her, the blood lust having grabbed hold of his mind. She brought her two swords together, stepping aside as the man's head snapped off his body.
Annwyl smiled at Brastias. "Perhaps you should let me take this from here."
She wondered what he saw on her face when she looked at him, because he visibly blanched and backed away from her. "As always, Annwyl. They're all yours."
Annwyl smiled and charged in, killing all that stood in her way and did not wear the colors of her army. — G.A. Aiken
The Good Soldier Sayings By George Washington: While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian. — George Washington
The Good Soldier Sayings By Robert Fisk: Soldier and civilian, they died in their tens of thousands because death had been concocted Soldier and civilian, they died in their tens of thousands because death had been concocted for them, morality hitched like a halter round the warhorse so that we could talk about 'target-rich environments' and 'collateral damage' - that most infantile of attempts to shake off the crime of killing - and report the victory parades, the tearing down of statues and the importance of peace.
Governments like it that way. They want their people to see war as a drama of opposites, good and evil, 'them' and 'us', victory or defeat. But war is primarily not about victory or defeat but about death and the infliction of death. It represents a total failure of the human spirit. — Robert Fisk
The Good Soldier Sayings By Mary Doria Russell: Until you get the measure of your own soul, Jim, don't be quick to condemn Until you get the measure of your own soul, Jim, don't be quick to condemn a priest, or anyone else for that matter. I'm not scolding you, sweetheart," she said hurriedly. "It's just that, until you've been there, you can't know what it's like to hold yourself to promises you made in good faith a long time ago. Do you hang in there, or cut your losses? Soldier on, or admit defeat and try to make the best of things?" She'd looked a little sheepish then and admitted, "You know, I used to be a real hardass about stuff like this. No retreat, no surrender! But now? Jimmy, I honestly don't know if the world would be better or worse if we all held ourselves to the vows of our youth. — Mary Doria Russell
The Good Soldier Sayings By Ford Madox Ford: Good God, what did they all see in him? for I swear there was all Good God, what did they all see in him? for I swear there was all there was of him, inside and out; though they said he was a good soldier. Yet, Leonora adored him with a passion that was like an agony, and hated him with an agony that was as bitter as the sea. How could he arouse anything like a sentiment, in anybody? — Ford Madox Ford
The Good Soldier Sayings By Edward Gibbon: And it was an inflexible maxim of Roman discipline, that a good soldier should dread And it was an inflexible maxim of Roman discipline, that a good soldier should dread his officers far more than the enemy. — Edward Gibbon
The Good Soldier Sayings By Erich Maria Remarque: We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals. — Erich Maria Remarque
The Good Soldier Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: The most privileged position, in life as in society, is that of an educated soldier. The most privileged position, in life as in society, is that of an educated soldier. Rough warriors, at any rate, remain true to their character, and as great strength is usually the cover for good nature, we get on with them at need. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The Good Soldier Sayings By Rick Bragg: On every pack leaned an M16, except Lori's. Her son was playing soldier with it On every pack leaned an M16, except Lori's. Her son was playing soldier with it in the bleachers. There was no clip in it, which was a good thing. — Rick Bragg
The Good Soldier Sayings By Niccolo Machiavelli: The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers; for gold alone will not The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers; for gold alone will not procure good soldiers, but good soldiers will always procure gold. — Niccolo Machiavelli
The Good Soldier Sayings By Billy Connolly: Film and TV V.I.P, seeker of the peace, part time chandelier cleaner, a legend in Film and TV V.I.P, seeker of the peace, part time chandelier cleaner, a legend in his own time, oppressor of champions, soldier of fortune, world traveller, bonvivant, all round good guy, international lover, casual hero, philosopher, wars fought, bears wrestled, equations solved, virgins enlightened, revolutions quelled, tigers castrated, orgies organised, bars quaffed dry, governments run, test rockets flown, life president of the Liquidarian Society of Great Britain and Ireland. — Billy Connolly
The Good Soldier Sayings By David Morehouse: Being a soldier isn't easy, but being a soldier's wife is more difficult still. It's Being a soldier isn't easy, but being a soldier's wife is more difficult still. It's a team effort if you are to succeed; both must believe in the profession and believe that it will always take care of you. You overlook the bad--the loneliness, the cramped quarters, the mediocre hospitals, and the lousy pay--because you believe in the greater good of what you are doing. — David Morehouse
The Good Soldier Sayings By Idi Amin: I was a good soldier in the British Army. I was born in a very, I was a good soldier in the British Army. I was born in a very, very poor family. And I enlisted to escape hunger. But my officers were Scottish and they loved me. The Scots are good, you know. — Idi Amin
The Good Soldier Sayings By Michael Shaara: To be a good soldier you must love the army. But to be a good To be a good soldier you must love the army. But to be a good officer you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love. That is ... a very hard thing to do. No other profession requires it. That is one reason why there are so very few good officers. Although there are many good men. — Michael Shaara
The Good Soldier Sayings By Hiroshi Sakurazaka: But even as the fear racks my body, it soothes me, comforts me. Soldiers who But even as the fear racks my body, it soothes me, comforts me. Soldiers who get washed away in a rush of adrenaline don't survive. In war, fear is the woman your mother warned you about. You knew she was no good for you, but you couldn't shake her. You had to find a way to get along, because she wasn't going anywhere. — Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Good Soldier Sayings By Neal Shusterman: They never could prove it was him, but everybody knew. He had to admit, it They never could prove it was him, but everybody knew. He had to admit, it wasn't one of his shining moments, but he knew he had had to do something to a man who didn't think Starkey was good enough to breathe the same air as his own children. The guy simply had to be punished for that kind of behavior.

All of it seemed to pale now that he was a murderer. But no - It would do him no good to think of himself that way. Better to think of himself as a warrior: a foot soldier in the war against unwinding. Soldiers were given medals for taking out the enemy, weren't they? So even though that night in the alley still plagues him in moments of insecurity, most of the time his conscience is clear. — Neal Shusterman
The Good Soldier Sayings By Craig Stone: He wasn't like some of the hippies in England, where the qualification to rebel is He wasn't like some of the hippies in England, where the qualification to rebel is planted by the guilt raised from being a spoilt child with a good education. He was a real hippy born from being forced to kill for his army until he was twenty one. He had long hair because the army made him shave his head. The army made him shave every day too. Now he had a beard. His face for a long time was not his own. When this guy said he was all about peace he wasn't talking about peace because his mum never got him the horse he wanted for his eighteenth birthday, he was talking about peace because he'd seen war. He talked about love because he knew hate: hate for those above him, hate for those he had served with, hate for enemies not born his but who became so and, lastly, hate for himself for how his mind had been controlled. — Craig Stone
The Good Soldier Sayings By Graham Swift: What job do you want to do?And I see them all hanging up before me, What job do you want to do?
And I see them all hanging up before me, like clothes on a rack, all the jobs, tinker, tailor, soldier, and you have to pick one and then you have to pretend for the rest of your life that that's what you are. So they aint no different really from accidents of birth. I didn't know that phrase then but I learnt it later. It's a good phrase ... — Graham Swift
The Good Soldier Sayings By Benjamin Alire Saenz: I don't know if I believed in the war or not, Ari. I don't think I don't know if I believed in the war or not, Ari. I don't think I did. I think about it a lot. But I signed up. And I don't know what I felt about this country. I do know that the only country I had were the men that fought side by side. They were my country, Ari. Them. Louie and Beckett and Garcia and Al and Gio - they were my country. I'm not proud of everything I did in that war. I wasn't always a good soldier. I wasn't always a good man. War did something to us. To me. To all of us. But the men we left behind. Those are the ones who are in my dreams. — Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Good Soldier Sayings By Napoleon Bonaparte: The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is only the second. Poverty privation and want are the school of the good soldier. — Napoleon Bonaparte
The Good Soldier Sayings By Wesley Morris: 'The Dictator' lands somewhere between wan Mel Brooks and good Adam Sandler, whose 'You Don't 'The Dictator' lands somewhere between wan Mel Brooks and good Adam Sandler, whose 'You Don't Mess With the Zohan,' about an Israeli Special Forces soldier at a hair salon, manages to strike better contrasts with vaguely similar culture differences - it's a nuttier movie, too. — Wesley Morris
The Good Soldier Sayings By Patty Hearst: I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader. — Patty Hearst
The Good Soldier Sayings By William Shakespeare: And while thoulivest, dear Kate, take a fellow of plain anduncoined constancy; for he perforce And while thou
livest, dear Kate, take a fellow of plain and
uncoined constancy; for he perforce must do thee
right, because he hath not the gift to woo in other
places: for these fellows of infinite tongue, that
can rhyme themselves into ladies' favours, they do
always reason themselves out again. What! a
speaker is but a prater; a rhyme is but a ballad. A
good leg will fall; a straight back will stoop; a
black beard will turn white; a curled pate will grow
bald; a fair face will wither; a full eye will wax
hollow: but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the
moon; or, rather, the sun, and not the moon; for it
shines bright and never changes, but keeps his
course truly. If thou would have such a one, take
me; and take me, take a soldier; take a soldier,
take a king. And what sayest thou then to my love?
speak, my fair, and fairly, I pray thee — William Shakespeare
The Good Soldier Sayings By Orson Scott Card: You want to make me the best soldier possible. Go down and look at the You want to make me the best soldier possible. Go down and look at the standings. Look at the all-time standings. So far you're doing an excellent job with me. Congratulations. Now when are you going to put me up against a good army? — Orson Scott Card
The Good Soldier Sayings By Jane Smiley: 'The Good Soldier' is an odd and maybe even unique book. That it is a 'The Good Soldier' is an odd and maybe even unique book. That it is a masterpiece, almost a perfect novel, comes as a repeated surprise even to readers who have read it before. — Jane Smiley
The Good Soldier Sayings By Julie Anne Long: Kinkade sketched the occasional nude woman, and was generous about passing the sketches around to Kinkade sketched the occasional nude woman, and was generous about passing the sketches around to the men and cheerful about accepting criticisms and suggestions, which he seldom incorporated, as he had his own vision. He signed them O.McCaucus-Bigg
A new soldier was always puzzled by this, given that this wasn't Kinkade's name.
"O.McCaucus-Bigg?"
"Braggart, are you?" Kinkade would roar. "Not as big as mine,laddie!"
A good joke, suitable for thirteen-year-old boys and bored sergeants and subalterns. — Julie Anne Long
The Good Soldier Sayings By Lois McMaster Bujold: Good soldiers never pass up a chance to eat or sleep. They never know how Good soldiers never pass up a chance to eat or sleep. They never know how much they'll be called on to do before the next chance. — Lois McMaster Bujold
The Good Soldier Sayings By Dave Abrams: I think it's possible - perhaps even necessary - to find comedy in any war. I think it's possible - perhaps even necessary - to find comedy in any war. I mean, look at the brilliant work which was done by Joseph Heller and Richard Hooker (M*A*S*H) and Jaroslav Hasek (The Good Soldier Svejk - which I haven't read, but have heard was funny). — Dave Abrams
The Good Soldier Sayings By Jill Shalvis: He woke up alone. Lilah had rocked his world once, twice ... he leaned over He woke up alone. Lilah had rocked his world once, twice ... he leaned over the bed to county empty condom wrappers.. three times, and then she'd
Walked off before dawn.
That was usually his role. "My own fault," he told the mutt, who was sitting on his chest. "I was easy."
"Arf," the dog said in complete agreement, and licked Brady's chin.
"You're one to judge," Brady said in disgust. "If someone even thinks about petting you, you drop and expose your kibble and bits. No soldier worth his salt does that. "You're like a damn dog."
"Arf."
"Okay, good point," he said, shaking his head. "You are a dog. And so, apparently, am I. — Jill Shalvis
The Good Soldier Sayings By Drew Karpyshyn: Des felt a familiar feeling in the pit of his stomach. All soldiers felt the Des felt a familiar feeling in the pit of his stomach. All soldiers felt the same thing going into battle, whether they admitted it or not: fear. Fear of failure, fear of dying, fear of watching their friends die, fear of being wounded and living out the rest of their days crippled or maimed. The fear was always there, and it would devour you if you let it.
Des knew how to turn that fear to his own advantage. Take what makes you weak and turn it into something that makes you strong. Transform the fear into anger and hate: hatred of the enemy; hatred of the Republic and the Jedi. The hate gave him strength, and the strength brought him victory.
For Des the transformation came easily once the fighting started. Thanks to his abusive father, he'd been turning fear into anger and hate ever since he was a child. Maybe that was why he was such a good soldier. Maybe that was why the others looked to him for leadership. — Drew Karpyshyn
The Good Soldier Sayings By William A. Connelly: Every good soldier wants to live in an organized environment, secure in the knowledge that Every good soldier wants to live in an organized environment, secure in the knowledge that he or she will not be threatened or harassed by others, confident that his or her efforts will be recognized, and aware that the nonproductive soldier will be invited to leave. In such an environment, soldiers will be proud of their units and will demonstrate that pride with their performance and behavior. — William A. Connelly
The Good Soldier Sayings By Alexandra Ripley: Johnny Reb' laughed. 'What's it to a soldier the right and the wrong of it Johnny Reb' laughed. 'What's it to a soldier the right and the wrong of it all? He's there for the fighting, that's what he likes. Doesn't matter who you're fighting, long as he gives you a good fight. — Alexandra Ripley
The Good Soldier Sayings By Sebastian Junger: At 19, your brain hasn't finished wiring itself. So the first time you have a At 19, your brain hasn't finished wiring itself. So the first time you have a good friend die, most people don't go through that at 19. Soldiers do. They're facing life in this accelerated, compressed form, and a lot of times, they're not ready for it. — Sebastian Junger
The Good Soldier Sayings By Ruth Rendell: My favourite book - 'The Good Soldier' by Ford Madox Ford, which I have read My favourite book - 'The Good Soldier' by Ford Madox Ford, which I have read about 20 times - is different from my favourite author, who is Iris Murdoch. I find her books exciting and unputdownable. Her characters are so carefully studied and in-depth; I love that. — Ruth Rendell
The Good Soldier Sayings By Jaroslav Hasek: This is what opportunity brings with it. It's the self-determination of man. Every man in This is what opportunity brings with it. It's the self-determination of man. Every man in the course of his life eternal life undergoes countless changes and has to appear once in this worlds as a thief in certain periods of his activity. — Jaroslav Hasek
The Good Soldier Sayings By Lewis Carroll: The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them
all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other. In the very middle of the court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them
'I wish they'd get the trial done,' she thought, 'and hand round the refreshments!' But there seemed to be no chance of this, so she began looking at everything about her, to pass away the time. — Lewis Carroll
The Good Soldier Sayings By Adam Haslett: I disappear for twenty minutes into Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier while John does I disappear for twenty minutes into Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier while John does the dishes, fighting past my initial irritation all the class nonsense and how no one will say anything of significance because it's simply not done to be explicit. Like in James or Wharton. Those novels where you're screaming at characters to go ahead already and blurt it out, save us a hundred pages of prevarication. — Adam Haslett
The Good Soldier Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: Alone of human beings the good and wise mother stands on a plane of equal Alone of human beings the good and wise mother stands on a plane of equal honor with the bravest soldier; for she has gladly gone down to the brink of the chasm of darkness to bring back the children in whose hands rests the future of the years. — Theodore Roosevelt
The Good Soldier Sayings By Jason Christopher Hartley: I'm obsessed with trying to recount events as accurately and honestly as possible, but in I'm obsessed with trying to recount events as accurately and honestly as possible, but in practice the only thing I'm really any good at is telling you how I feel. — Jason Christopher Hartley
The Good Soldier Sayings By Kimberly Derting: Eden will stay with you." I glanced up at the blue-haired woman who watched us. Eden will stay with you." I glanced up at the blue-haired woman who watched us. "She promises to take good care of you. Right, Eden?"
Eden nodded, curt and no-nonsense, a soldier to the bones.
I glanced back at Angelina. "You trust her, don't you?"
Angelina didn't turn her wide eyes away from me. I needed Angelina's answer. But then her eyes sparkled, ever so slightly, as she gave me her response, a barely perceptible nod.
No one else could have possibly known how much meaning that single gesture held.
Eden was honorable. Angelina had told me so. — Kimberly Derting
The Good Soldier Sayings By Terry Pratchett: He'd been a successful soldier, as these things went; he'd generally been on the winning He'd been a successful soldier, as these things went; he'd generally been on the winning side, and had killed more of the enemy by good if dull tactics than his own men by bad but exciting ones. — Terry Pratchett
The Good Soldier Sayings By Steven Erikson: We got us a good sergeant, is what I'm saying.' Maybe nodded, and glanced back We got us a good sergeant, is what I'm saying.' Maybe nodded, and glanced back at Crump. 'You listening, soldier? Don't mess it up.' The tall, long-faced man with the strangely wide-spaced eyes blinked confusedly. 'They stepped on my cussers,' he said. 'Now I ain't got any more.' 'Can you use that sword on your belt, sapper?' 'What? This? No, why would I want to do that? We're just marching.' Lagging behind, breath coming in harsh gasps, Limp said, 'Crump had a bag of munitions. Stuck his brain in there, too. For, uh, safekeeping. It all went up, throwing Nah'ruk everywhere. He's just an empty skull now, Maybe.' 'So he can't fight? What about using a crossbow?' 'Never seen him try one of those. But fight? Crump fights, don't worry about that.' 'Well, with what, then? That stupid bush knife?' 'He uses his hands, Maybe.' 'Well, that's just great then.' 'We're just marching,' said Crump again, and then he laughed. — Steven Erikson
The Good Soldier Sayings By Antony Beevor: There are one or two very good women military historians who use imagination, great study There are one or two very good women military historians who use imagination, great study and research; they can put themselves in the boots of the soldier. — Antony Beevor
The Good Soldier Sayings By Sergei Lukyanenko: What has to happen to us before we understand that we have to take good What has to happen to us before we understand that we have to take good care of everything we have, of every tree in our boundless forests, every little stream that isn't even marked on the maps, every village with only five households, every soldier drafted into the army, every man in the street toiling under his dreary daily burden? What will it take to change us? — Sergei Lukyanenko
The Good Soldier Sayings By Michael Winter: When you join the army, you are asked to lay down your life for your When you join the army, you are asked to lay down your life for your country. That is a tremendous oath to take. In return, a good country should offer that soldier every possible means it can to allow that soldier to stay alive and, upon return, healthy - both mentally and physically. — Michael Winter