some quotes for Thursday night

“Nice chap, no General.”  on first impressions of General Eisenhower

General Montgomery

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29 Jun 1941

Former US President Herbert Hoover warned against aiding the Soviet Union. “If we go further and join the war and we win, then we have won for Stalin the grip of communism on Russia…. [I]f we join the war and Stalin wins, we have aided him to impose more communism on Europe and the world.” ww2dbase [CPC]

“I’ll moider da bum.”
– Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
– Plato (427-347 B.C.)

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
– Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

“I’ve had a wonderful time, but this wasn’t it.”
– Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
– Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

 

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