My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep. — British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 30 September…
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
— Leo Tolstoy
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. — Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt used the expression to encapsulate his foreign policy of negotiating peacefully, whilst parading the power of his country’s military. Including sending a ‘Great White Fleet’ around the globe. I can no longer recall when I first heard this. Yet, in all that time…
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
— Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier, written by W. H. Auden
There is borne an empty hearse
covered over for such as appear not.
Heroes have the whole earth for their tomb.
Originally posted on WordMusing:
“Dulce et Decorum est” is a poem written by Wilfred Owen during World War I, and published posthumously in 1920. The Latin title is taken from the Roman poet Horace and means “it is sweet and honorable…”, followed by pro patria mori, which means “to die for one’s country”. Owen’s poem…