British Soldier Quotes
The babies who were my neighbours in public conveyances in China all fell into one of two categories: babies who appeared to be dead, and babies who appeared to be dying.
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.
Join a Highland regiment, me boy. The kilt is an unrivalled garment for fornication and diarrhoea.
To her daughter Penelope of her future son-in-law, the poet John Betjeman:
We invite people like that to our houses, but we don't marry them.
Philip Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode
Although I had arrived in total darkness the light of truth at once burst upon my mind and I perceived most clearly that the republicans had overreached themselves.
Francis Bond Head
I felt then, as I feel now, that the politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organizing nothing better than legalized mass murder.
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
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