„I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers.“

A Soldier's Declaration (July 1917)
Kontext: I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe that this War, on which I entered as a war of defence and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest.

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Siegfried Sassoon
britischer Dichter und Erzähler 1886 - 1967

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„I am convinced that in times such as these, every man must be a soldier, in substance as well as in name.“

—  Seishirō Itagaki Japanese general 1885 - 1948

Quoted in "The Fight for the Pacific" - Page 157 - by Mark Gayn - 1941.

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„So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2011, Address on interventions in Libya (March 2011)
Kontext: America has an important strategic interest in preventing Qaddafi from overrunning those who oppose him. A massacre would have driven thousands of additional refugees across Libya’s borders, putting enormous strains on the peaceful — yet fragile — transitions in Egypt and Tunisia. The democratic impulses that are dawning across the region would be eclipsed by the darkest form of dictatorship, as repressive leaders concluded that violence is the best strategy to cling to power. The writ of the United Nations Security Council would have been shown to be little more than empty words, crippling that institution’s future credibility to uphold global peace and security. So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.

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„If I am in a place where there are enemies, I become a soldier.“

—  Poemen Egyptian monk and desert father 340 - 450

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„I am a soldier. I get orders. I execute them.“

—  Dietrich von Choltitz German general 1894 - 1966

To Raoul Nordling
The Race to Liberate Paris, warfarehistorynetwork.com https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/the-race-to-liberate-paris/

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„I am nothing, neither a chief nor a soldier.“

—  Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Lakota medicine man and holy man 1831 - 1890

Recorded by a reporter after Sitting Bull's retreat to Canada after being defeated in the Black Hills War, originally published in the New York Herald on November 16, 1877. Published in Utley, Robert M. The Lance and the Shield. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1993. p. 190.

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„I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: Today we are all Americans — in grief, as in defiance.“

—  Benjamín Netanyahu Israeli prime minister 1949

Statement on the September 11th terrorist attacks (20 September 2001), as quoted at the official site of Israeli embassy http://www.israelemb.org/US-Israel-Relations/US-Israel-Relations_famous.htm
2000s, 2001, September

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„The Hat replied. It is about the brotherhood of life. Who I am is of no consequence. I am only here to act as an interpreter.“

—  Clifford D. Simak, Highway of Eternity

Highway of Eternity (1986)
Kontext: He stirred again, halfway between sleep and wakefulness, and he was not alone. Across the fire from him sat, or seemed to sit, a man wrapped in some all-enveloping covering that might have been a cloak, wearing on his head a conical hat that dropped down so far it hid his face. Beside him sat the wolf — the wolf, for Boone was certain that it was the same wolf with which he'd found himself sitting nose to nose when he had wakened the night before. The wolf was smiling at him, and he had never known that a wolf could smile.
He stared at the hat. Who are you? What is this about?
He spoke in his mind, talking to himself, not really to the hat. He had not spoken aloud for fear of startling the wolf.
The Hat replied. It is about the brotherhood of life. Who I am is of no consequence. I am only here to act as an interpreter.
An interpreter for whom?
For the wolf and you.
But the wolf does not talk.
No, he does not talk. But he thinks. He is greatly pleased and puzzled.
Puzzled I can understand. But pleased?
He feels a sameness with you. He senses something in you that reminds him of himself. He puzzles what you are.
In time to come, said Boone, he will be one with us. He will become a dog.
If he knew that, said The Hat, it would not impress him. He thinks now to be one with you. An equal. A dog is not your equal...

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„I am not going to talk about patriotism, duty, liberty, and the defense of freedom — because that's all dung to a soldier.“

—  David Gemmell, buch Legend

Quelle: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 12

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„I believe German soldiers are good and decent, and if they did anything wrong it was because of military necessity.“

—  Wilhelm Keitel German general 1882 - 1946

To Leon Goldensohn, March 27, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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„I am still today a soldier and only a soldier. (Ich bin noch heute Soldat und nur Soldat)“

—  Ernst Röhm German Nazi and military officer 1887 - 1934

Quoted in "Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf: Die Geschichte der SS" - by Heinz Höhne - 1967 - Page 26

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