But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)
Contributed by: Zaady
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 world is a fine place and worth fighting for.
Source: For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Source: The Old Man and the Sea
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