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But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
I know in whom all my highest hopes and dearest joys are centered. I know in whom my whole heart can rest - so sweetly and so surely.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
I long to be in the Field again, doing my part to keep the old flag up, with all its stars.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
I never could be a partisan leader - a man of one idea.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
Just after writing those we were called up to defend a new position on the left, where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
My horse I keep a little in the rear. I should have been killed if I had ridden him in the crossing of the Potomac.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
My men moved out with a promptitude and spirit extraordinary, the cheers and welcome they received on the road adding to their enthusiasm.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
Our loss had been severe. One-half of my left wing had fallen, and a third of my regiment lay just behind us, dead or badly wounded.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
The line faced generally toward a more conspicuous eminence southwest of ours, which is known as Sugar Loaf, or Round Top.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
The Surveyorship has nothing of this character or history about it. It is essentially an obscure office, tending to keep one out of notice, as well as out of responsibility.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
We fought no better, perhaps, than they. We exhibited, perhaps, no higher individual qualities.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
We pass now quickly from each other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
You gentlemen in Congress and in the offices of the Government, are in your right places: I desire to be in mine.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain
You in my soul I see, faithful watcher by my cot-side long days and nights together through the delirium of mortal anquish, -steadfast, calm and sweet as eternal love.
Quotation of Joshua Chamberlain