Douglas Jackson’s Top 5 Popular and Famous Quotes

Five of My Favourite Douglas Jackson Quotes 

Douglas Jackson, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 5 best Douglas Jackson quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Douglas Jackson’s top 5 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Douglas Jackson made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“You fought well on Mona, my Mules, but I have brought you here for a little more javelin practice.’ The words carried along the line and Valerius could see men grinning at the unlikely familiarity. ‘Those who stand before you have murdered, tortured and raped Roman citizens, men, women and children; innocents whose only crime was to attempt to bring civilization to this land. They butchered and mutilated your comrades of the Ninth, and the brave veterans of Colonia who fell defending the Temple of Divine Claudius.’ He paused and the silence was filled by a growl, like an enormous dog gathering itself for the attack. ‘We offered them our friendship, our trust and our aid, and they took all with smiles of thanks, but when we turned our backs they reached for the knife and the sword and the spear, as is their way. They believe you are already defeated.’ ‘No!’ The massed roar carried across the valley and echoed from the banks. ‘They are the true face of barbarism. They are your enemy. They show no mercy and they deserve no mercy. Give them none. For Rome!’
‘For Rome!’ The words erupted from ten thousand throats and Valerius felt the ice in his belly melt and the first stirrings of life return to his heart.
‘For Rome,’ he whispered.”
― Douglas Jackson, Hero of Rome

 “He stopped at the gate on his way back to the temple, where Gracilis, the Twentieth’s hard-case wolf hunter from the Campanian mountains, was supervising the strengthening of the defences.
‘Take some men and tear down the huts along the west wall. And while you’re at it, clear everything for a javelin throw in front of this gate. I want a killing ground from there to about there.’
Gracilis grinned and saluted. Like all legionaries, the only thing he liked better than fighting and drinking was destroying someone else’s property. ‘Should we burn them, sir?’ he said hopefully. Valerius shook his head. No point in creating smoke to warn the enemy. ‘Just break them up and add them to the barriers.”
― Douglas Jackson, Hero of Rome

“Foot by agonizing foot Valerius allowed the line to be pushed back. The pressure on his shield was growing unbearable, the scything blows of the British swords threatening to smash even the scutum’s sturdy structure. Beside him, Lunaris snarled and sweated, cursing his inability to fight back.
Every step they retreated allowed more of Boudicca’s warriors to pour over the wall. The soldiers of any other army would have broken. But these were Romans. Roman legionaries. They knew how to fight like no other. And they knew how to die.”
― Douglas Jackson, Hero of Rome

 “The ability to die without regret: to savour those final moments as a warrior, in the knowledge that you were surrounded by other warriors. He remembered a piece of graffiti he’d once seen on the walls of a gladiator school – A sword in my hand and a friend by my side – and for the first time realized its true meaning. ‘It could have been different,’ he said. ‘You could have been a hero on Mona and I could be drinking wine in Rome.’ Lunaris looked into the orange-tainted darkness around him. ‘I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
― Douglas Jackson, Hero of Rome

 “A man must prove himself every day if he is to be the right kind of man.”
― Douglas Jackson, Scourge of Rome

5 Famous Quotes by Author Douglas Jackson

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 5 Douglas Jackson quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Douglas Jackson quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 5 quotes by Douglas Jackson. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Douglas Jackson quotes in our list. 

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