Dogs, would you live forever?
[Kerls, wollt ihr ewig leben?]Frederick II (1712-1786) King of Prussia (a.k.a. Frederick the Great)
(Attributed) (18 Jun 1757)
Rallying call to retreating Prussian troops at the Battle of Kolin.
- Rogues, would you live forever? [Ihr Racke, wollen sie ewig leben?]
- Rascals, do you want to live forever? [Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?]
The phrase has been attributed to various commanders since.