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#1. Aside from their companionship, I'd brought Sage and Sky as ambassadors, hoping they would attract attention and open the door to conversations with strangers. In a moment, they fulfilled their diplomatic function. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#2. Before you leave here, Sir, you're going to learn that one of the most brutal things in the world is your average nineteen-year-old American boy. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#3. I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war ... suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#4. The essence of the Marine Corps experience, I decided, was pain. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#5. In wartime, the degree of patriotism is directly proportional to distance from the front. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#6. Anyone who does not acknowledge the darkness in his nature will succumb to it ... the lamp of conviction needs to be shaded by doubt, or it burns with a blinding light. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#7. What finger-shaped Florida lacks in breadth it makes up for in length; Tallahassee is 480 miles from Miami (farther than New York City is from Cleveland). The - Author: Philip Caputo
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#8. The beaver dam had been constructed on the ruins of a man-made one, built by the CCC back in the thirties and later dynamited by an irate Finn who'd objected to the government's meddling with nature. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#9. And men who do not expect to receive mercy eventually lose their inclination to grant it. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#10. It's paradoxical that the death of your quarry is besides the point and at the same time the whole point. A chase without a kill as its object is like a journey without a destination; a kill without a chase employing all the hunter's craft is killing, not hunting. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#11. War - the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#12. As a rule he had found it useful as well as prudent to trust his fellow man to do the right thing only when the wrong thing failed to present itself. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#13. I'm a Midwesterner by birth, and when I traveled there, when I was young, most of the small towns were thriving, vibrant places. - Author: Philip Caputo
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#14. In a guerrilla war, the line between legitimate and illegitimate killing is blurred. The policies of free-fire zones, in which a soldier is permitted to shoot at any human target, armed or unarmed, further confuse the fighting man's moral senses. - Author: Philip Caputo
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