quotes tagged with 'patriotism'

The time has come to act. May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to the politicians, the opinion-molders, and the establishment, and saved their country.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: UnknownSaved by becomeapc in politics constitution liberty patriotism action politicians 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The one quality that can be developed by studious reflection and practice is the leadership of men.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Source: UnknownSaved by tabe218 in patriotism leadership eisenhower 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I am for permanent duty on No--Ambulance Train (equipped) which goes up to the Front, to the nearest point on the rail to the fighting line. Did you ever know such luck?

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 26Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty responsibility shield 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When I think of your Red Cross practises on boy scouts, and the grim reality, it makes one wonder. And the biggest wonder of it all is the grit there is in them, and the price they are individually and unquestioningly paying for doing their bit in this War.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 23Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism experience knowledge death futility 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They have nowhere to go now and nothing to do. There is nothing but mud all about, and a soft fine rain coming down to make more mud-mud with a broken fragment of a nation lolling in it, hanging about waiting in it behind the shelter of a disaster that has been accomplished.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 8Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism futility 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The men looked what they were, British to the bone; no one could take them for any other nation a mile off. Clean, straight, thin, sunburnt, clear-eyes, all at their Active Service best, no pallid rolls of fat on their faces like the French.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 27Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty masculinity sexuality 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The ironies of war, I reflected sadly, were more than strange; in terms of a rational universe they were quite inexplicable. But now the universe had become irrational, and nothing was turning out as it once seemed to have been ordained.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 287-8Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism experience knowledge death trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I was already beginning to suspect, as all my generation now knows, that neither side in wartime has a monopoly of butchers and traitors.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 168Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty death horror trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"He has to face far worse things than any sight or act I could come across; he can bear it-and so can I." Truly the War had made masochists of us all.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 154Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism suffering duty hospital horror trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I wanted very badly to be heroic-or at any rate to seem heroic to myself-so I tried hard to rationalise my grief.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 133Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty shield 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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