Friday, 12 May 2017

Quotations for Friday

"Some people did not like this ceremonial style. But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite." Churchill, apropos declaring war on Japan.

"I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell." Walt Whitman

"And she was fair as is the rose in May." Geoffrey Chaucer

"It is one of history's most mocking ironies that the German customs union, which set out to dominate Europe and conquer Britain in the form of Bismarckian or Hitlerian military force, has at last vanquished the victor by drawing Britain into a Zollverein which comprises Western Europe and aspires to comprise the Mediterranean as well. If the ghosts of the Hohenzollerns come back to haunt this planet, they must find a lot to laugh at."
Enoch Powell

(Powell was right about the EEC but I don't think the Germans want to rule Europe. I think they want to avoid doing so. I also think that America ruled Europe until Trump. Powell hated that too. He was our De Gaulle.)


  1. David in Moscow13 May 2017 at 18:13

    I like the Churchill quote.

    Useful advice ;).


    you should submit a review of Churchill and the Dardanelles Paul