The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. – Winston Churchill
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves. – St Thomas Aquinas
Did you know that Herman Goring had an elder brother? Albert Goring. Helped Jews during the Nazi regime.
The SS America after a long and glorious career, wound up on the rocks. Let’s hope this isn’t prophetic.
Russian bombers are now based in Iran.
Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone. – Hilaire Belloc
The Sherman tank, built during World War Two, was giving good service in the Israeli armed forces as late as the 1973 Yom Kippur War. It has been up-gunned, but clearly that was a design that worked very well.
An ISIS fighter was receiving welfare. Of course.
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. – Charles Maurice de Tallyrand.
God is more ready to pardon that we have been to sin. – St. Catherine of Siena
The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board. – Grover Cleveland