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The Red Badge of Courage Quotes

It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.
He vaguely desired to walk around and around the body and stare; the impulse of the living to try to read in dead eyes the answer to the Question.
Over the river a golden ray of sun came through the hosts of leaden rain clouds.
A serious prophet upon predicting a flood should be the first man to climb a tree. This would demonstrate that he was indeed a seer.
But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and moon were about to clash, many persons would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
A man with a full stomach and the respect of his fellows had no business to scold about anything that he might think to be wrong in the ways of the universe, or even with the ways of society. Let the unfortunates rail; the others may play marbles.
They were going to look at war, the red animal--war, the blood-swollen god.
So it came to pass that as he trudged from the place of blood and wrath his soul changed.