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There is discipline. There is drill. . . . When you are relying on your mates and they are relying on you, there's no room for slackness or sloppiness. If you're not prepared to accept the rules, you're better off where you are.
- British army recruiting poster, 1976

. . . it was by courage, sense of duty, and a keen feeling of honour in action that men were enabled to win all this, and that no personal failure in an enterprise could make them consent to deprive their country of their valour, but they laid it at her feet as the most glorious contribution that they could offer.
- The Funeral Oration of Pericles (Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War)

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.
- Thomas a Kempis

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

If the cavalry were not very valuable in trench warfare, they did bring a little social tone to the battlefield.
- Desmond Morton