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I remember I preferred the soldier to the philosopher at the time; a preference which life has only confirmed. One was a man, and the other was either more--or less. --Joseph Conrad

Bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage
For he was likely, had he been put on,
To have proved most royally.
--William Shakespeare in Hamlet


Selected quotes from Warrior Culture of the US Marines, by Captain Marion F. Sturkey, USMC. Buy the book! It rocks!

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. --Edmund Burke

In matters of principle, stand like a rock! --Thomas Jefferson

Who here is so vile that he will not love his country? --William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar

You will never know how much it cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you use it wisely. --John Adams

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. --Benjamin Franklin

America is great because she is good. If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. --Alexis de Tocqueville

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! --Patrick Henry

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.--Thucydides

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risk. --Herodotus

One man with courage is a majority. --Thomas Jefferson

Stand firm, for well you know that hardship and danger are the price of glory. --Alexander the Great

Our business in the field of fight
Is not to question, but to fight.--Homer

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
--William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar

The pen is mightier than the sword. --Edward G.E. Bulwer-Lytton

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absece of fear. --Mark Twain

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. --George Orwell

War hath no fury like a noncombatant. --Charles E. Montague

Semper Fi brothers! God Bless the United States and the Corps! --2ndLt. John E. Fales USMC

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. --John Stuart Mill

"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson