>Dialectical materialism works like cocaine, let's say. If you sniff it once or twice, it may not change your life. If you use it day after day, though, it will make you into an addict, a different man.
>be former Confederate general
>end up commanding US troops in Cuba thirty years later
>rout spanish troops
>"Come on boys, we got the damn yankees on the run again!"
Old habits die hard.
I am a pure-blooded Polish nobleman without a single drop of bad blood - certainly not German blood.
>Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
- Pliny the Elder
>I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
or alternatively anything from Bismarck
Can't remember who said these but
"the most persistent sound that reverberates through history, is the beating of war drums" (or something to that effect)
"Men grow tired of music and dancing sooner than war"
I know this has been debunked but it's a fucking good quote
"Live a good life. If there are Gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are Gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no Gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
- Marcus Aurelius (allegedly)
>Emilio De Bono, I give you command of East Africa and with it the Invasion of Ethiopia, it will be swift and deadly
-Emilio De Bono
"The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort. A warrior is free to be a hero and pull off daring do and the soldier is irresponsible if he does it."