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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Soldier
 
A beaten soldier fears a reed.  Japanese.  1
Advantage is a better soldier than rashness.  Shakespeare.  2
A proud soldier is fellow to a king.  3
A soldier, fire, and water soon make room for themselves.  Italian.  4
A soldier ought to fear nothing but God and dishonor.  5
A true soldier is his country’s strength, his sovereign’s safety.  Ben Jonson.  6
A young soldier, an old beggar.  German.  7
A young trooper should have an old horse.  8
All are not soldiers who go to the wars.  Spanish, Portuguese.  9
Away from the battle all are soldiers.  German.  10
He is not a good soldier who fights with his tongue.  German.  11
Ignorance, poverty, and vanity make many soldiers.  Zimmerman.  12
It is the blood of the soldier that makes the general great.  Italian.  13
Soldiers are martyrs to ambition.  14
Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.  15
Soldiers must be well paid and well hanged.  German.  16
The best soldiers come from the plough.  German.  17
The blood of the soldier maketh the glory of the general.  18
The soldier is well paid for doing mischief.  Italian.  19
The soldier’s blood exalts the captain.  Italian.  20
The soldiers fight and the kings are heroes.  Hebrew.  21
The world without peace is the soldier’s pay.  22
’Tis honor with most lands to be at odds,
Soldiers should brook as little wrong as gods.  Shakespeare.
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