What are your thoughts for today? Mine goes this way:
You may have lost some fights
And gained some scars,
Yet in the dark you shine like stars.
Bright as priceless jewels in the light.
"Despite the deepening of congressional concern, the nation was so unprepared to face the seriousness of the world outlook that training could not be conducted in realistic simulation of the battlefield. We had to carry it on in soothing-syrup style calculated to rouse the least resentment from the soldiers and their families at home. Many senior officers stood in such fear of a blast in the headlines against exposing men to inclement weather or to the fatigue of extended maneuvers that they did not prescribe the only type of training that would pay dividends once the bullets began to fly. Urgent directives from above and protest from the occasional "Alarmist" could not eliminate an apathy that had its roots in comfort, blindness and wishful thinking."
--- Dwight D. Eisenhower "Crusade in Europe"
He was talking about 1938, not 2014, right? RIGHT?
From Sir Terry Pratchett, in Nation:
Please give us a simple answer, so that we don’t have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don’t fit the way we want the world to be.
right now, mine is...
"not all who wander are lost"
I have a motto on my bedroom wall: 'Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.' Giving up is not my style. I just want to do something that's worthwhile.
Forget your enemy, but never forget their names.
Life is like a body building elf ... short and hard
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