The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.
One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction.
If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.
To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence, they must be passive creatures. It's just not true. In one important way, at least, men are the passive sex. Given a choice, they will always opt for the status quo. They hate change of any kind, and they fight against it constantly. On the other hand, what women want is stability, which when you stop to think about it is a very different animal.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.