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A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

I want to see you shoot the way you shout.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.

Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) British poet.

I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.