Stonewall Jackson Quotes

Stonewall Jackson Quotes


Who could not conquer with such troops as these?


The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.


This army stays here until the last wounded man is removed. Before I leave them to the enemy, I will lose many more men.


People who are anxious to bring on war don’t know what they are bargaining for; they don’t see all the horrors that must accompany such an event.


I have so fixed the habit in my own mind that I never raise a glass of water to my lips without a moment’s asking of God’s blessing. I never seal a letter without putting a word of prayer under the seal. I never take a letter from the post without a brief sending of my thoughts heavenward. I never change classes in the section room without a minute’s petition on the cadets who go out and those who come in.


Press on, press on, men.


I was afraid the fire would not be hot enough for me to distinguish myself.


Under divine blessing, we must rely on the bayonet when firearms cannot be furnished

Sacrifice your life rather than your word.

Never take counsel of your fears.


I know that I shall have the application necessary to succeed. I hope that I have the capacity. At least I am determined to try, and I wish you to help me to do this.


You may be whatever you resolve to be.


I see from the number of physicians that you think my condition dangerous, but I thank God, if it is His will, that I am ready to go. … It is the Lord’s Day; my wish is fulfilled. … I have always desired to die on Sunday.


Through life let your personal object be the discharge of duty


Our movement was a great success; I think the most successful military movement of my life. But I expect to receive more credit for it than I deserve. Most men will think I planned it all from the first, but it was not so. I simply took advantage of circumstances as they were presented to me in the providence of God. I feel that His handled me – let us give Him the glory.


Let your conduct toward men have some uniformity.


That fellow looks as if he has come to stay.


“Then, Sir, we will give them the bayonet!” – Stonewall Jackson’s reply to Colonel B.E Bee when he reported that the enemies were beating them back at the first battle of Bull Run, July 1861.


Madam, if your son were to come home and try to shirk duty, you ought to shut your door in his face and treat him as a renegade unworthy of your name or regard.


A meritorious young man… quite a smart youth in every respect for his age and opportunity… a youth… with many noble faculties of soul and great moral worth… a fit and proper person… a young man of industry and perseverance.


My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in a bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me.