A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
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.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.
I rose by sheer military ability to the rank of corporal.
I want to see you shoot the way you shout.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.