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    Arms is a profession that, if its principles are adhered to for success, requires an officer do what he fears may be wrong, and yet, according to military experience, must be done, if success is to be attained.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    Let us go over, and sit in the shade of the trees.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    Duty is ours; the consequences are the Lord God's
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: god  consequence 
     
    What is life without honor? Degradation is worse than death.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: death 
     
    If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    It is painful enough to discover with what unconcern they speak of war and threaten it. They do not know its horrors. I have seen enough of it to make me look upon it as the sum of all evils.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: evil  horror  war 
     
    We must make this campaign an exceedingly active one. Only thus can a weaker country cope with a stronger; it must make up in activity what it lacks in strength.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: strength 
     
    You may be whatever you resolve to be.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    I am more anxious than I can express that my men should be not only good soldiers of their country, but also good soldiers of the cross.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: men 
     
    My men have sometimes failed to take a position, but to defend one, never!
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: men 
     
    I want my army to be an army of the living God.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: living  god 
     
    The only winner today is big business.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: business 
     
    There are but few commanders who properly appreciate the value of celerity.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: value  appreciate 
     
    People who are anxious to bring on war don't know what they are bargaining for; they don't see all the horrors that must accompany such an event.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: people  horror  war 
     
    I am more afraid of King Alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: enemies  enemy  alcohol  afraid 
     
    Never take counsel of your fears.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: fear 
     
    The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: earth  right  fighting  patriot 
     
    Duty is ours; consequences are God's.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: god  consequence 
     
    I have so fixed the habit in my own mind that I never raise a glass of water to my lips without a moment's asking of God's blessing. I never seal a letter without putting a word of prayer under the seal. I never take a letter from the post without a brief sending of my thoughts heavenward. I never change classes in the section room without a minute's petition on the cadets who go out and those who come in.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    My duty is to obey orders.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    Madam, if your son were to come home and try to shirk duty, you ought to shut your door in his face and treat him as a renegade unworthy of your name or regard.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: son 
     
    The only true rule for cavalry is to follow the enemy as long as he retreats.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: enemies  true  enemy  rules 
     
    I find I like it too much.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    Press on, press on, men.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: men 
     
    I was afraid the fire would not be hot enough for me to distinguish myself.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: fire  afraid 
     
    Who could not conquer with such troops as these?
    — Stonewall Jackson
    Died of wounds inflicted in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War. Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: battle  war 
     
    I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command; but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: men  blood  tomorrow 
     
    Under divine blessing, we must rely on the bayonet when firearms cannot be furnished
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: blessing  divine 
     
    War means fighting. The business of the soldier is to fight. ... To move swiftly, strike vigorously, and secure all the fruits of victory is the secret of successful war.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    We are all but instruments of God.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: god 
     
    The hardships of forced marches are often more painful than the dangers of battle
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: danger  battle 
     
    Don't say it's impossible! Turn your command over to the next officer. If he can't do it, I'll find someone who can, even if I have to take him from the ranks!
    — Stonewall Jackson
    Through life let your principal object be the discharge of duty.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    This army stays here until the last wounded man is removed. Before I leave them to the enemy, I will lose many more men.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: enemies  men  enemy 
     
    My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: belief  battle  religious 
     
    Shoot the brave officers, and the cowards will run away and take the men with them.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: men 
     
    Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible.
    — Stonewall Jackson
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    Our movement was a great success; I think the most successful military movement of my life. But I expect to receive more credit for it than I deserve. Most men will think I planned it all from the first; but it was not so. I simply took advantage of circumstances as they were presented to me in the providence of God. I feel that His hand led me - let us give Him the glory.
    — Stonewall Jackson
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