“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of death
Rode the six hundred.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) English poet
“The Charge of the Light Brigade,” st. 2 (1854)

Popularly, "Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die."

Added on 30-Sep-10 | Last updated 30-Sep-10
Link to this post
More quotes by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

Leave a Reply