I like a man who grins when he fights.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
By steady, persistent steps the sense of security departed from Roman Britain. Its citizens felt by daily experience a sense that the world-wide system of which they formed a partner province was in decline. They entered a period of alarm.
Anyone who was not a liberal at 20 years of age had no heart, while anyone who was still a liberal at 40 had no head.
There is no such thing as a good tax.
The more morally impossible a military operation, the better chance it will have of success if it is physically practicable. Surprise—that sovereign talisman of War—springs from the doing of the exact thing the enemy is certain will never be tried.