We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
John Stuart Mill
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
Otto von Bismarck
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Omar N. Bradley
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I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.
Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.
Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.
Ada Louise Huxtable
Summer is like the ultimate one-night stand…hot as hell, totally thrilling, and gone before you know it.
SWEDISH COUNTRYSIDE IN SUMMER courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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My old friend sent me a message with quotes of famous people.
Some of these quotes are well-known.
Here are the quotes:
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
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