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Ernst Toller Quotes and Sayings

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Soldiers and peasants lived together on friendly terms;
they knew each other and their everyday routines,
and trusted each other; they shook their heads together over the war.
- Ernst Toller

Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany,
the Frenchmen France; they had done their duty.
- Ernst Toller

Later we learned that it was one of our own men hanging on the wire.
Nobody could do anything for him; two men had already tried to save him,
only to be shot themselves.
- Ernst Toller

The working class will not halt until socialism has been realized.
- Ernst Toller

 

Most people have no imagination.
If they could imagine the sufferings of others,
they would not make them suffer so.
What separated a German mother from a French mother?
- Ernst Toller

How happy I am to go to the front at last.
To do my bit.
To prove with my life what I think I feel.
- Ernst Toller

Slogans which deafened us so that we could not hear the truth.
- Ernst Toller

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I saw the dead without really seeing them.
- Ernst Toller

We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution
when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable,
that it has become a frozen.
Then we have the right to overthrow it.
- Ernst Toller

And the spirit of revolution will not die while the
hearts of these workers continue to beat.
- Ernst Toller

The revolution is like a vessel filled with the pulsating
heartbeat of millions of working people.
- Ernst Toller

At that moment of realization I knew that I had been
blind because I had wished not to see;
it was only then that I realised,
at last, that all these dead men, French and Germans,
were brothers, and I was the brother of them all.
- Ernst Toller

As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair,
to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings,
of heroes and murderers of the day.
The dead now had that same unreality,
which shocks without arousing pity.
- Ernst Toller

We thrust our fingers into our ears to stop its moan;
but it was no good; the cry cut like a drill into our heads,
dragging minutes into hours, hours into years.
We withered and grew old between those cries.
- Ernst Toller

After that I could never pass a dead man without stopping to gaze on his face,
stripped by death of that earthly patina which masks the living soul.
And I would ask, who were you? Where was your home?
Who is mourning for you now?
- Ernst Toller

And suddenly, like light in darkness,
the real truth broke in upon me; the simple fact of Man,
which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight;
the idea of community,
of unity.
- Ernst Toller

Gradually I became aware of details:
a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town.
They broke formation, and went in single file along
the communication trench leading to the front line.
Another group followed them.
- Ernst Toller

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated
because they had been made United States soldiers.
- Buffalo Bill

The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian
soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London,
where they indulge in a life of crime.
- Neil Tennant

The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters.
Not only did they create a team, they were the generals
working with the soldiers.
- Steven Berkoff

We are all happy when U.S.
soldiers are killed week in and week out.
The killing of U.S.
soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory.
- Walid Jumblatt

Our soldiers and their families are benefiting.
They deserve good, quality housing and they need it.
- Jim Walsh

War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Like the American soldiers who went before them,
they are putting their lives on the line to protect ours.
- Doc Hastings

If we're going to spend more money, it should go to the soldiers,
Marines, and airmen to increase their salaries.
- David Hunt

One or two of the trips were a bit scary.
Soldiers had me at gun point on one trip,
locked me in my van all night and escorted me in and
out of buildings when I wanted to wash.
- Joey Dunlop

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians
in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate
sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
- Sean Penn

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.
- Desmond Morris

I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself,
crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out,
getting rescued by brave soldiers.
- Roald Dahl

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400
soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission -
prisoner-of-war operations -
was finished.
- Janis Karpinski

There are few men more superstitious than soldiers.
They are, after all, the men who live closest to death.
- Mary Stewart

The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged,
but reported the misdeeds of the Indians.
- Geronimo

This war is being played in the realm of public opinion
and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq,
the future of our country, and freedom around the world.
- John Doolittle

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music
played for soldiers before they go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

I apologize to coalition forces and all the families,
detainees, the families, America and all the soldiers.
- Lynndie England

There's a financial cost, but the only costs that are
ever real are the costs of our soldiers.
- Michael Ignatieff

Regard your soldiers as your children,
and they will follow you into the deepest valleys;
look on them as your own beloved sons,
and they will stand by you even unto death.
- Sun Tzu

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq,
but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that
he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving
too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond

With courage and character, American soldiers continue
to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom,
and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
- Dan Lipinski

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand.
They make the racist secure in his racism.
- Huey Newton

The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers,
the more he can depend on their response.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty.
Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace.
Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
- Lin Yutang

In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse,
losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.
- Kelly Miller

A few regular troops from old France,
weakened by hunger and sickness, who,
when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers,
are their general's chief dependence.
- James Wolfe

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as
soldiers are for finishing it...
You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably
run by professional soldiers,
and the rest of them are just recruits,
or people who are just forced to join the army.
- Gerald Scarfe

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared
to do battle for the truth,
and must never, so far as lies with them,
allow false convictions to creep in.
- Origen

We're quickly moving to the point where we will have
no military bases in the Northeast,
and this undermines support for the military.
We are a nation of citizen soldiers.
- Rob Simmons

Were British protesters, armed with little more than
a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers,
really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?
- Mark Thomas

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
- Thomas Paine

Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.
- Christopher Dodd

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
- Douglas MacArthur

But the admiration for Jackson was by no means confined
to his own soldiers and to his own section.
- Daniel H. Hill

These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have.
- Bill Kristol

When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.
- Frederic Bastiat

The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks,
that's just obvious stuff.
Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy.
- Jessica Lynch

Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring.
- John Boehner

This is all about a media war that continues to rage
between the old and new media.
Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans
are caught in the crossfire.
- Joe Scarborough

I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I
am sorry my people were led this time by men who were
not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge.
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner

I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers,
on the spirit and success with which you have executed
this important part of our enterprise.
- James Wolfe

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that,
if they do not frighten our neighbours,
at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
- Elizabeth I

The south produced statesmen and soldiers,
planters and doctors and lawyers and poets,
but certainly no engineers and mechanics.
Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
- Margaret Mitchell

The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work
of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes.
- Walid Jumblatt

American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside
while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside.
Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield,
making it far more secure.
- John Yoo

Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film.
I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.
- Tim Robbins

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust


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