Siegfried Sassoon - Quotes

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In me the tiger sniffs the rose. ---->>>

I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed. ---->>>

Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives. ---->>>

I believe that the purpose for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them, and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation. ---->>>

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows. ---->>>

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 have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust. ---->>>

Man, it seemed, had been created to jab the life out of Germans. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: September 8, 1886
Die: 09-01, 1967
Occupation: Poet

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war (wikipedia)