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Thursday, 23 November 2017
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"The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?" (Kavanagh, Julia - Insults)

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'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife. - (Shakespeare, William - Army and Navy)
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Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking. - (Bierce, Ambrose - Army and Navy)
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An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. - (Zedong, Mao - Army and Navy)
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Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children? - (Kraus, Karl - Army and Navy)
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Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever? - (Daly, Daniel - Army and Navy)
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Conscription may have been good for the country, but it damn near killed the army. - (Hull, Sir Richard - Army and Navy)
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Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war. - (Massie, Allan - Army and Navy)
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Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. - (Churchill, Winston - Army and Navy)
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Drinking is the soldier's pleasure. - (Dryden, John - Army and Navy)
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Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. - (Johnson, Samuel - Army and Navy)
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History shows that there are no invincible armies. - (Stalin, Joseph - Army and Navy)
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How happy is the sailor's life, from coast to coast to roam; in every port he finds a wife, in every land a home. - (Bickerstaffe, Isaac - Army and Navy)
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I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me. - (Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington - Army and Navy)
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I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else. - (Cromwell, Oliver - Army and Navy)
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I must have the gentleman to haul and draw with the mariner, and the mariner with the gentleman. I would know him, that would refuse to set his hand to a rope, but I know there is not any such here. - (Drake, Sir Francis - Army and Navy)
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