During the Second World War, the Germans took four years to build the Atlantic Wall. On four beaches it held up the Allies for about an hour; at Omaha it held up the U.S. for less than one day. The Atlantic Wall must therefore be regarded as one of the greatest blunders in military history.Stephen Ambrose, D-Day, page 577
The ballot is stronger than bullets.Joseph Schumpeter
Name me and emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.Charles V
Life does not cease to be funny when people die; any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.George Bernard Shaw
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.George Santayana
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.Sydney Smith
I slept and dreamed that life was beauty.I awoke -- and found that life was duty.
Life is an onion and one peels it crying.
Crime, like disease, is not interesting it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all about it.