>History is a set of lies agreed upon.
>There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.
Surcouf to Napoléon, a great french flibustier
>Sir, I have no need for money, the floor of my bedroom is made of gold ingots! (Which, at the time, had Napoléon's face on them)
>What, sir, you walk on my face?!
>No sir, I laid them out on the side.
Explorers had the coolest quotes. Maybe because they were no poets.
They ask us from Oz why we love the bonzer so much. This is why.
With Nazis it depended on the current political situation. If they were the allies then they were good, brave and smart. In some cases they could find some convenient proofs that they were really germanic. So it was whatever was necessary. Don't expect any consistency or intelligence from the Nazis.
Nice try Vlacheslav. Patton disagrees.
Can't even call this a bait.
Patton only liked Poles and non-russian Ukrainians. Thats it.
He hated Balkan slavs, East slavs. He hated Serbs. He absolutely hated the Russian Jew commies who passed themselves as slavs too.
Patton was BASED.
Yes, but my point was that not every slav was commie. Look what polish leader had to say about commies/russians.
>(About Russians) They are all more or less disguised imperialists, including revolutionists. The trait of these minds, always longing for the absolute, is a vivid centralism. They loathe varieties, cannot conciliate dissonances - such things dull their will and imagination to the extent that they cannot combine varieties into one whole; they reject even the idea of conscious social organizations. [...] Let everything happen by itself, vividly - that is the wisest solution according to them, because it is the simplest and the easiest. Which is why there are so many anarchists among them. A strange thing, but I have never met any republicans among Russians!
wait... he was a royalist?
because i've seen a napoleon mini-doc a few years ago and the napoleon character said that exact same phrase: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x157pxb_bbc-warriors-napoleon-1-6-hq_lifestyle
yeah i know, i was talking about him - but my question still stands: wasn't him a anti-revolution royalist and napoleon a revolutionay republican?
so it's probably a gaffe in that episode
I wouldn't mind giving this slave a master if u feel me
In the real world, the right thing never happens in the right place and the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to make it appear that it has.
~ Mark Twain
Let us look facts straight in the eye. World imperialism headed by its aggressive detachment, U.S. imperialism, is directing the course of its economy towards preparations for war. It is arming itself to the teeth. U.S. imperialism is rearming Bonn's Germany, Japan, and all its allies and satellites with all kinds of weapons. It has set up and perfected aggressive military organizations, it has established and continues to establish military bases all around the socialist camp. It is accumulating stocks of nuclear weapons and refuses to disarm, to stop testing nuclear weapons, and is feverishly engaged in inventing new means of mass extermination. Why is it doing all this? To go to a wedding party? No, to go to war against us, to do away with socialism and communism, to put the peoples under bondage.
>The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
"I know you're here to kill me. Go ahead and shoot, coward. You kill nothing but a man."
I dislike him, but his last words were pretty cool, to be honest. I'm being a little liberal with my translation though.
>We have always lived in slums and holes in the wall. We will know how to accommodate ourselves for a while. For you must not forget that we can also build. It is we who built these palaces and cities, here in Spain and America and everywhere. We, the workers. We can build others to take their place. And better ones. We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing in this minute.
"When evening comes, I return home and enter my study; on the threshold I take off my workday clothes, covered with mud and dirt, and put on the garments of court and palace. Fitted out appropriately, I step inside the venerable courts of the ancients, where, solicitously received by them, I nourish myself on that food that alone is mine and for which I was born; where I am unashamed to converse with them and to question them about the motives for their actions, and they, out of their human kindness, answer me. And for four hours at a time I feel no boredom, I forget all my troubles, I do not dread poverty, and I am not terrified by death. I absorb myself into them completely."
Such beautiful words...
>"Soldiers, when I give the command to fire, fire straight at my heart. Wait for the order. It will be my last to you. I protest against my condemnation. I have fought a hundred battles for France, and not one against her ... Soldiers, fire!"