The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death's deserters.

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French

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