Quotes About Medals And Ribbons

Enjoy reading and share 5 famous quotes about Medals And Ribbons with everyone.

Quotes About Medals And Ribbons

You tell me that class distinctions are baubles used by monarchs, I defy you to show me a republic, ancient or modern, in which distinctions have not existed. You call these medals and ribbons baubles; well, it is with such baubles that men are led. I would not say this in public, but in a assembly of wise statesmen it should be said. I dont think that the French love liberty and equality: the French are not changed by ten years of revolution: they are what the Gauls were, fierce and fickle. They have one feeling: honour. We must nourish that feeling. The people clamour for distinction. See how the crowd is awed by the medals and orders worn by foreign diplomats. We must recreate these distinctions. There has been too much tearing down; we must rebuild. A government exists, yes and power, but the nation itself - what is it? Scattered grains of sand.
— Napoleon-Bonaparte —

In the old days, the general's ribbons / & medals rainbowed across his chest, / & if he were interrogating himself, / by now, blood would be on the walls.

— Yusef Komunyakaa

Wow," Puck mused, standing beside me. "The River of Dreams." ... Moons, comets and constellations rippled on the surface, and other, stranger things floated upon the misty black waters. Petals and book pages, butterfly wings and silver medals. The hilt of a sword stuck out of the water at an odd angle, the silver blade tangled with ribbons and spiderwebs. A coffin bobbed to the surface, covered in dead lilies, before sinking into the depths once more. The debris of human imaginations, floating through the dark waters of dream and nightmare.

— Julie Kagawa

The only real distinction at this dangerous moment in human history and cosmic development has nothing to do with medals and ribbons. Not to fall asleep is distinguished. Everything else is mere popcorn.

— Saul Bellow

Medals And Ribbons Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Medals And Ribbons quotes? Click on image of Medals And Ribbons quotes to view full size.

Medals And Ribbons Quotes Pictures 1
Medals And Ribbons Quotes Pictures 2
Medals And Ribbons Quotes Pictures 3
Medals And Ribbons Quotes Pictures 4

Related Famous Quotes by Topics