"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election." Othon E. Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenberg, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until the 1890s and was the first Chancellor of the German Empire between 1871 and 1890.... Continue Reading →
"I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my father’s house to believe in democracy. ‘Trust the people’—that was his message… I owe my advancement entirely to the House of Commons, whose servant I am. In my country, as in yours, public men are proud to be the servants... Continue Reading →
"Asking who won a given war, someone has said, is like asking who won the San Francisco earthquake. That in war there is no victory but only varying degrees of defeat is a proposition that has gained increasing acceptance in the twentieth century." -Man, the State, and War, 1959. Kenneth Neal Waltz ( June 8, 1924... Continue Reading →
“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.”
"The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."