In any quarrel among men, if one side proclaims its complete impotence of will and hand, there are no bounds to the evils that may ensue.
I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial... I thought I knew a good deal about it all, I was sure I should not fail.
I hate nobody except Hitler--and that is professional.
It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
The reformed and placated pirate-mariners brought with them many Danish customs. They had a different notation, which they would have been alarmed to hear described as the duodecimal system. They thought in twelves instead of tens, and in our own day in certain parts of East Anglia the expression the long hundred (i.e., 120) is heard on market-days.