Sovereign Military Order

Famous quotes containing the words sovereign, military and/or order:

    To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation’s sweetest dreams of itself.
    Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)

    Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor,
    Doing the military two-step, as in the days of yore.
    Joyce Grenfell (1910–1979)

    In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed, and the impurities of impurities in the soil, too, as is known, if it is to be fertile. Dissension, diversity, the grain of salt and mustard are needed: Fascism does not want them, forbids them, and that’s why you’re not a Fascist; it wants everybody to be the same, and you are not. But immaculate virtue does not exist either, or if it exists it is detestable.
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)