The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.
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.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
A young fawn once said to his Mother, You are larger than a dog and swifter and more used to running and you have your horns as a defense; why then O Mother! do the hounds frighten you so?” She smiled and said: “I know full well my son that all you say is true. I have the advantages you mention but when I hear even the bark of a single dog I feel ready to faint and fly away as fast as I can.” No arguments will give courage to the coward.
Even now I’m well aware that if I allowed myself to listen to him I couldn’t resist but would have the same experience again. He makes me admit that, in spite of my great defects, I neglect myself and instead get involved in Athenian politics. So I force myself to block my ears and go away, like someone escaping from the Sirens, to prevent myself sitting there beside him till I grow old.
If an important decision is to be made, they [the Persians] discuss the question when they are drunk, and the following day the master of the house where the discussion was held submits their decision for reconsideration when they are sober. If they still approve it, it is adopted; if not, it is abandoned. Conversely, any decision they make when they are sober, is reconsidered afterwards when they are drunk.
Laws are silent in times of war.