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post #31 of 171 (permalink) Old 08-18-08, 02:08 PM
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Thanks very much pal, I saw it attributed to Macarthur but could never find it again. Now I can find some confirmation.
Bought a book while at FT. Knox, had a collection of his short speeches in it. Don't have it accessible, I believe it was called patton's one-minute speeches.

It also had another jem: I would rather have a loyal subordinate, than a brilliant one.

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From a mate of mine called Nev,

"That cnut is not worth half a handfull of slack wank"

He's not famous but the quote is from 1993 and I still use it.
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"I am not myself free or human until or unless I recognize the freedom and humanity of all my fellowmen." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Of course, everybody says they're for peace. Hitler was for peace. Everybody is for peace. The question is: what kind of peace?" - Noam Chomsky

"Every warship, every tank and every military aircraft built is, in the final sense, a theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, from those who are naked and not clothed" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." - Adolf Hitler (1933)

"There ought to be limits to freedom." George W Bush (1999)

"See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." - George W Bush (president of the nation with the most WMD's on the planet - 2003)

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary." - Ghandi

"War does not end strife - it sows it. War does not end hatred - it feeds it. For those who argue war is a necessary evil, I say you are half right. War is evil. But it is not necessary. War cannot be a necessary evil, because non-violence is a necessary good. The two cannot co-exist." - US Congressman John Lewis

"It is a tribute to the humanity of ordinary people that horrible acts must be camouflaged in a thicket of deceptive words like "security," "peace," "freedom," "democracy," the "national interest" in order to justify them." - Howard Zinn
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Winston Churchill,

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

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"The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot."
Salvador Dali

"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right."
Isaac Asimov

"Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas."
Erwin Rommel

"Rommel, you magnificent bastard! I read your book!"
George S. Patton

"A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it."
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"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity."
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Brilliant thread.

"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies." Oscar Wilde.

"If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?"
Joan Baez

"He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife." Douglas Adams

"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." Moshe Dayan

"There are no atheists in a fox hole" Unattributed.

"Incoming fire has right of way." Unattributed.

And finally, one I most certainly agree with;

"If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains." Bill Shankly

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A couple more Winston Churchill ones

"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."

Woman- If you were my husband I would poison your tea.

Churchill- Madam, if you were my wife I would drink it.

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets a chance to put its pants on"

"Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about."

"Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times."

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter"

"We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm."

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

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"Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"
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"War is a terrible thing. But it is better than some peaces."-Teddy Roosevelt

"Enemies are wonderful things. If you have enough of them, they tend to get in each other's way."-Unattributed

"How dare you lie!"-Al Quaeda's number 2 man, aimed at the President of Iran for claiming that Israel was behind 9/11.
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Not as much quotes as a paraphrases: A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

The truth that is a lie hurts less than the lie that is the truth.

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