'We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist. ' - Queen Victoria.
'Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'' - Winston Churchill.
'Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.' - Horace (Odes)
'O quam cito transit gloria mundi - How quickly the glory of the world passes away.' - Thomas à Kempis
'The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.' - Josef Mengele
'One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one' - Agatha Christie.
'Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.' - Voltaire
'The lamps are going out all over Europe, and we shall not see them lit again in our time. ' Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey
'I have resolved never to start an unjust war but never to end a legitimate one except by defeating my enemies.' - Charles XII of Sweden
'In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.' - Robert Frost
'I have no intention of shooting myself for that Bohemian corporal.' - Generalfeldmarschall Fredrich Paulus.
'Audentes Fortuna Iuvat - Fortune Favours the Bold' - Vergil
'History is a tangled skein that one may take up at any point, and break when one has unravelled enough.' - Henry Adams
'Es gibt keine verzweifelten Lagen, es gibt nur verzweifelte Menschen - There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people.' - Generaloberst Heinz Guderian
'We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.' - Erich Maria Remarque
'Only he is lost who gives himself up for lost.' - Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel
'In a man to man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.' - Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel
'Which is no more than what is false and vain,
And merely mortal dross
So little is our loss,
So little is thy gain.'
-O Time (John Milton)
'Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.'
-The Charge of the Light Brigade (Alfred Tennyson)
'If any question why we died, tell them, 'Because our fathers lied.'' - Rudyard Kipling