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"Hold the line, no one gets through - no matter what!"
Geoffrey Sinclair, former Starfury pilot at the Battle Of The Line

Well, I try some of my history knowledge:
One of my favourites:
"Our problems are manmade, and so far they can be solved by man."
John F. Kennedy

"I have a dream...."
Martin Luther King jr.

"Tactics? Well, tactics.... They are mostly well planned, but when you encounter the enemy everything screws up!"
A General of the Red Army/Soviet Army

"The wish to travel back into time to do everything right that went wrong in our lifes - frankly, I think that wish is for the weak!"
A friend of mine

"Sleep is somethin for the weak, Mr. President!"
Robert McNamara to JFK, shortly before the Cuban Missile Crisis

"We optioned a seven days air campaign against the missile sites, followed by an invasion of Cuba. That will remove the missiles and castro, so that this would never happen again!"
General Maxwell Taylor, Chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

"Nothing New On The Western Front"
Title of an Anti-War novel about World War One by Erich Maria Remarque
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EAS_Intrepid wrote:"Nothing New On The Western Front"
Title of an Anti-War novel about World War One by Erich Maria Remarque
thats the literal translation of the original title, its sold in english under the title ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’.

"Eh, I could have taken him, he only had, what? A hundred batteries!" - Friend of mine. (1 battery = 6 cannons)
The Roman Empire did not create prosperity and come to be feared by having meetings and doing paperwork; they did this by killing all who opposed them.
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Definition: Democracy

That art of telling someone to 'go to hell' in such a way that they look forward to the trip. - One of my country's politicians quoting an American one. Badly, I might add.....


If in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, does the same hold true for the one eared man in the land of the deaf? - My old English teacher.
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Air Force Inertia Axiom: Consistency is always easier to defend than
correctness.

Finagle's Law Of Military Superiority: The bigger they are, the harder they hit.

Fifth Law of Applied Terror: If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget
your book.

Fifth Law of Procrastination: Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the
feeling that there is nothing important to do.

Chism's Law of Completion: The amount of time required to complete a government
project is precisely equal to the length of time already spent on it.

Churchill's Commentary on Man: Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but
most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Conway's Law: In any organization, there will always be one person who knows
what's going on; this person must be fired. Corollaries: 1. Nobody whom you ask
for help will see it. 2. The first person who stops by, whose advice you really
don't want to hear, will see it immediately.


Cooke's Law: In any decision situation, the amount of relevant information
available is inversely proportional to the importance of the decision.

Fourth Law of Revision: It is usually impractical to worry beforehand about
interferences; if you have none, someone will make one for you.

Franklin's Rule: Blessed is the end user who expects nothing, for he/she will
not be disappointed.

Freeman's Commentary on Ginsberg's theorem: Every major philosophy that attempts
to make life seem meaningful is based on the negation of one part of Ginsberg's
Theorem. To wit: 1. Capitalism is based on the assumption that you can win. 2.
Socialism is based on the assumption that you can break even. 3. Mysticism is
based on the assumption that you can quit the game.

Goebel's Observation On Utopia: If everyone believed in Peace, they would
immediately begin fighting over the best way to achieve it

Goebel's Law Of Product Introductions: A future product release date does NOT
say when a product will be introduced. All it says it that you don't have a
chance in HELL of seeing it before that time.

Goebel's Law Of Intellectual Obscurity: What fun is it to be an expert if you
make yourself easy to understand?

Government's Law: There is an exception to all laws.

Robert E. Lee's Truce: Judgement comes from experience; experience comes from
poor judgement.
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"Education is dangerous - Every educated person is a future enemy"

"Of course people don’t want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?"

"Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat."

"Shoot first and ask questions later, and don't worry, no matter what happens, I will protect you."

I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard "to . . . a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence."

"Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis -- German National Socialism."

"Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver."

More from the fat one, Herman Göring
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The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy - Drago Musevesni (Andromeda)

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Pope John Paul II quotes-


I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.

Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.

It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this [gay marriage] is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man.

[Abortion is] extermination which has been allowed by nothing less than democratically elected parliaments where one normally hears appeals for the civil progress of society and all humanity.


Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
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'Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.'

-Excerpt, Charge of the Light Brigade
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Hey Twitch, why do you quote Goering that often? He was only a fat, slimy war criminal. (Well, a very dangerous one.)

"These images indicate, that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction."
Colin Powell

"Storm rifles are the real weapons of mass destruction."
Kofi Annan

"Ah, the Americans are like a hundred kilometers long snake, and the Iraqis cut it in pieces!"

"There are no American troops at the Airport! We can go there! We will go there with busses IN ONE HOUR!"
Both Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Minister of (Dis)Information
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All men are created equal. Some are just more equal than others.

It was once said that we must look to the past for our mistakes, that we may not repeat them. My question is this: If we are continually looking at the past, how can we ever see, or even plan for, the future. In conclusion, we should, indeed, try not to repeat the mistakes of our forefathers, but not at the expense of our future and present.
- Unknown. But a wise one, all the same.

The end of the road is not as finite as it sounds . . . for is the end of this road we are on not the start of another? - A book I got from my local library a few years back.


To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower;
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Another pop-quiz: Title, author and movie it was used in?


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Well i know it's a quote from William Blake.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln
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Vorlon sentence of the day: (Hm, could be a good proposal to replace the PotD.)
Well here it is: "You have always been here." - Kosh
(Don't know what that means in English. Damn Vorlons)
"If you go to Z'Ha'Dum you will die!" from which person? Well: "We are all Kosh."

Another JFK-quote: "Their chain of command ends somewhere, it ends here! I am the head of the chain of command!"

As people from Berlin always remember: "In these days, the proudest thing you can say is Ich bin ein Berliner. And so I can say Ich bin ein Berliner."

Lyndon B. Johnson: "I will not send our guys to a job, that the Asians can do theirselves."
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Ok, Harrie, I'll put you out of your misery . . . it is the opening four lines of Auguries of Innocence by William Blake, and was used in Lara Croft : Tomb Raider (The message from her dad.)
I know this next belongs in 'Did You Know?', but did you know that Jon Voight, who plays Angelina's dad in Tomb Raider really is her dad?!?!?!? Scary thought.


"Don't you be shootin' that green s@%t at me!" - Will Smith, ID4

"Welcome to Earth." - Will Smith - ID4

We are like giants, striding through the world, and common men are like ants. But if you think about it, when giants fall, who walks upon them?
- Don't know, but I assume a Businessman or Politician. Or Monarch!

"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias
1792-1822
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What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

King Henry V (Act IV, Scene III)
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Do you like poetry or somethin'? If so, I've got some of me own you might want to read . . . . .

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone . . . . and the sinner have time to dodge! - Someone religious, but with a sense of humour!
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