Words of Wisdom
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is a mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength at all. Like all the Christian virtues, it is as unreasonable as it is indispensable.
To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.
The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some.
José Martí (1853-1895)
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.