Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Churchill says...

On Putin's balking of a missile defense system in Poland...

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
On Bush...
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
On global warming...
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
On the Global War on Terror...
Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
On Iraq...
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
On this very post...
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.


The last post inspired me.

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