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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W. S. Gilbert
    British Librettist 1836-1911
    W. S. Gilbert
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    In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind - he found it less exciting.
  • Christopher Marlowe
    Christopher Marlowe
    British Dramatist, Poet 1564-1593
    Christopher Marlowe
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    Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
  • Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold
    American military officer 1741-1801
    Benedict Arnold
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    We have a wretched motley crew, in the fleet; the marines the refuse of every regiment, and the seamen, few of them, ever wet with salt water.
    Source: Letter to General Gates (21 September 1776), in Battle of Valcour on Lake Champlain, October 11th, 1776 by Peter Sailly Palmer(1876) p. 5
  • Christopher Marlowe
    Christopher Marlowe
    British Dramatist, Poet 1564-1593
    Christopher Marlowe
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    What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms, their dresses, their banners, and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements.
  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    French novelist, pamphleteer and physician 1894-1961
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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    With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
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