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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Soldier
 
  Though a soldier in time of peace is like a chimney in summer, yet what wise man would pluck down his chimney because his almanac told him it was the middle of June.
            —Tom Brown
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  A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Soldiers are like cloaks,—one thinks of us only when it rains.
            —Marshal Saxe
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