It is the duty of all troops and police in my command to adopt the severest measures. Every act of violence committed by partisans must be punished immediately. Reports submitted must also give details of countermeasures taken. Wherever there is evidence of a considerable number of partisan groups a proportion of the male population of the area will be arrested, and in the event of an act of violence being committed these men will be shot.
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
The old world must make way for the new.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
In the name of policy, change your friends.
Charles De Gaulle
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in 'Old Maid'; the player who is finally left with it has lost
I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
A war is not lost until you consider it lost.
Erich von Manstein
A thick skin is a gift from God.
There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire.
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Bond. James Bond.
To be alive at all involves some risk.
Once -- many, many years ago -- I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.
John Foster Dulles
Puritanism...helps us enjoy our misery while we are inflicting it on others.
But the policies of the 1960s would not be successful today. No more would general import controls.They benefit some home industries at the expense of the livelihood of everyone working in exports. We would be robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
I love life because what more is there.
There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
Alexander Douglas Home
The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.