"The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Washington Irving on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Washington Irving on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Washington Irving on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Washington Irving on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Washington Irving on Winston Churchill
"Age is a matter of feeling, not of years."
"A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
"Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business."