Many, Lorenzo, have held and still hold the opinion, that there is nothing
which has less in common with another, and that is so dissimilar, as
civilian life is from the military. Whence it is often observed, if anyone
designs to avail himself of an enlistment in the army, that he soon
changes, not only his clothes, but also his customs, his habits, his voice,
and in the presence of any civilian custom, he goes to pieces; for I do not
believe that any man can dress in civilian clothes who wants to be quick
and ready for any violence; nor can that man have civilian customs...