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Arms and the Man Quotes

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.
Arms and the Man, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Oh, you are a very poor soldier – chocolate cream soldier!
Arms and the Man, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Soldiering, my dear madam, is the coward’s art of attacking mercilessly when you are strong, and keeping out of harm’s way when you are weak. That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.
Arms and the Man, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

My rank is the highest known in Switzerland: I’m a free citizen.
Arms and the Man, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw