My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)
Contributed by: Zaady
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Source: For Whom the Bell Tolls
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Never mistake motion for action.
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo style of architecture.
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it.
. . . in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.
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