The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
George Bernard Shaw
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As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find an Englishman doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
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People didn’t want war. We were forced in it. How fast we finish it depends on how free a hand our generals and admirals have. The less interference they get from the politicians the quicker they’ll end it.
A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
You don’t win wars by dying for your country you win wars by making the other son of a b*tch die for his.
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision.
War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.
Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling ones pulse and taking ones temperature. I see that a speaker at the week-end said that this was a time when leaders should keep their ears to the ground. All I can say is that the British nation will find it very hard to look up to leaders who are detected in that somewhat ungainly posture.