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
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.Albert Camus
There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.Theodore Roosevelt
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.Mark Twain
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.Thomas Paine
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.Charles Dudley
To find a friend one must close one eye To keep him, two.
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.