Rebel/New Republic Wisdom
Re: Rebel/New Republic Wisdom"It is the habit of the boa constrictor to besmear the body of his victim with a foul slime before he devours it; and there are many people in England, and perhaps elsewhere, who seem to be unable to contemplate military operations for clear political objects, unless they can cajole themselves into the belief that their enemy are utterly and hopelessly vile… This may be very comforting to philanthropic persons at home; but when an army in the field becomes imbued with the idea that the enemy are vermin who cumber the earth, instances of barbarity may very easily be the outcome. This unmeasured condemnation is moreover as unjust as it is dangerous and unnecessary."
- Winston Churchill
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomIt is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S Truman
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomNever Interrupt you enemy when he is making a mistake.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
A man's greatness can be measured by his enemies.
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomThere are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Re: Rebel/New Republic Wisdom"Until one has given all, one has given nothing."– Georges Guynemer
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomDisobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomIt may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomThe forces of moderation and democracy must, and will, prevail against extremism and dictatorship. I will not be intimidated. … Despite threats of death, I will not acquiesce to tyranny, but rather lead the fight against it.
Rest in peace.
Re: Rebel/New Republic Wisdomthanks for that.
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomI think this is appropriate for the Rebels/New Republic…
-Unknown SourceBagpipes played their eerie sound as the Royal Highland Regiment left the harbour in England. They played the pipes on the transports as they rocked up the shore. They bagpipes howled as the Black Watch hit Juno Beach. The bagpipes gave a simple message to the Germans defending Juno beach: we are crazy, we are coming, and you are going to die.
And my personal favorite…
"To Secure Peace, One Must Prepare for War."
-Karl von Clausewitz
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomYou can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
Re: Rebel/New Republic Wisdom"To lead people, you must walk behind them."
Whosoever knows others is clever.
Whosoever knows himself is wise.
Whosoever conquers others has force.
Whosoever conquers himself is strong.
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomAll that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Re: Rebel/New Republic WisdomThroughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia