British Soldier Quotes


123 British Soldier quotes:



"Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat."
"Now God be praised, I will die in peace."
"Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."
"Desperate affairs require desperate measures."
"The thing I would most like to see invented is a way of teaching children and grown-ups the difference between right and wrong."
"You are as safe with me as you would be in the Bank of England."
Author: Maxwell Quotes Category: British Soldier Quotes England Quotes
"Two people could build an outhouse in four hours. They're not complicated."
"A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank."
"Jim Reid and I started the company as a design company, as I said earlier, back in '85 and and we transformed it into a product company in 1995."
"I cannot command winds and weather."
"I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!"
"Never break the neutrality of a port or place, but never consider as neutral any place from whence an attack is allowed to be made."
"I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps."
"It is warm work; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment. But mark you! I would not be elsewhere for thousands. - at the Battle of Copenhagen."
"Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better."
"On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance, and on the following morning we worked out to St. Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor."
"By this time it was past six, and the enemy's van and ours were at too great a distance to engage, I perceived some of their ships stretching to the northward; and I imagined they were going to form a new line."
"England expects that every man will do his duty."
"Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon."
"If your library is not 'unsafe,' it probably isn't doing its job."


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