18th-century Soldier Quotes
Never was a person more mortified than I was at this time, to see so fair an opportunity to push a victory; Detroit lost for want of a few men.
George Rogers Clark
I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claim to perform that service are imperious.
I shall endeavour to discharge my duty to society, considering myself only as the citizen, moved by the melancholy necessity of taking up arms for the public safety.
Plant your lands and reap; these be your best gold fields, for all must eat while they live.
Luís María Peralta
The conscience is the best and most impartial judge that a righteous man has.
José de San Martín
Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here!
John Parker (captain)
Words strike the air and the mind, they act on the senses and on the soul.
A happy people I call them still, whose peace and genuine morals have not been contaminated with European vices; and whose errorsare only the errors of ignorance, and not the rooted depravity of a pretended civilization, and a spurious and mock Christianity.
John Gabriel Stedman
It is not the cover of the book, but what the book contains is the question. Many a good book has dark covers. Which is the worst, the white black man or the black white man? To be black outside, or to be black inside?
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