The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
I feel people will tend toward universal love and mutual aid like fire tending upward and water downwards
A A good deed is like peeing in your pants. Everyone knows you did it, but only you can feel it’s warmth. is like peeing in your pants. Everyone knows you did it, but only you can feel it’s warmth.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
All is fair in love and war
Love is a kind of warfare.
A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter.
Difficulty of subsistence made the invaders reduce the numbers of the army to a point at which it might live on the country during the prosecution of the war.
If a chieftain or a man is captured on the “Way of the King” (in war), and a merchant buy him free, and bring him back to his place; if he have the means in his house to buy his freedom, he shall buy himself free: if he have nothing in his house with which to buy himself free, he shall be bought free by the temple of his community; if there be nothing in the temple with which to buy him free, the court shall buy his freedom. His field, garden, and house shall not be given for the purchase of his freedom.
It’s not at all uncommon to find a person’s desires compelling him to go against his reason, and to see him cursing himself and venting his passion on the source of the compulsion within him. It’s as if there were two warring factions, with passion fighting on the side of reason. But I’m sure you won’t claim that you had ever, in yourself or in anyone else, met a case of passion siding with his desires against the rational mind, when the rational mind prohibits resistance.