“Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them”. - Jorge Santayana “The barbarians are no longer at the gates. They have become the gate KEEPERS, and have REMOVED the gates.” - From a former friend
“Begin each day with optimism and end each day with forgiveness.
Happiness in your life begins and ends within your heart.”
I remember the next line: “Historians are doomed to watch everyone else repeat history.”
Touche - Kurt
“Those who control the past control the future. Those who control the present control the past.”
- George Orwell
“Strong men create good times
Good times create weak men
Weak men create hard times
Hard times create strong men”
- Michael Hopf
Whoever said nothing was impossible obviously never tried slamming a revolving door.
Nothing in life is free … It can be considered included; but everything comes at a price.
A line I think about during the political season-
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
- breathing is free
- Smiles are free
- laughter is free
and many more…
“If ever we forget we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Ronald Reagan
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum =Those who desire peace, prepare for war.
Touche! Thanks for the upside.
I’m trying to keep you guys in positive mood
I learnt my lessons during communist times… and something like this kept me strong:
"A million things can bring you down, just focus on one to keep you up"
“War is the continuation of policy by other means.”
- Colonel J. Hasty
I remember a few things from high school but very few do I recall with such clarity as the day we were told the above. What a short but powerful statement!
Until I found the source of the quote, I always - somehow - credited Winston Churchill. Kurt17
I was or have been under the impression that the quote was like America’s unofficial definition for WAR. I never considered who was the actual source but you have inspired that search sir!
This doesn’t cover: Try slamming IN-TO a revolving door.
(Works ‘impossibly’ well, thank you.)
In my universe, my life matters. To those I have not touched I can not matter for I have not touched their soul.
War is also known as “The final argument of kings.”
[A risk is a chance you take; if it fails you can recover. A gamble is a chance taken; if it fails, recovery is impossible.
I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes. William Tecumseh Sherman