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Q: For thx1138-ga ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: For thx1138-ga
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: myoarin-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 09 Jun 2006 15:51 PDT
Expires: 09 Jul 2006 15:51 PDT
Question ID: 736817
"To not know what war is, invites the danger of it"

Can you please give the source for this quotation.

Request for Question Clarification by thx1138-ga on 12 Jun 2006 06:50 PDT
Hello myoarin-ga,

The source of the quotation?  It just popped into my mind, so
thx1138-ga is the source :-)

Best regards


Clarification of Question by myoarin-ga on 12 Jun 2006 07:39 PDT
Credit where credit is due!  I was a bit put off by the split
infinitive, but would have said it the same way.  Kind of a pity that
you are not Cicero or Marcus Aurelius or someone else whose name would
impress the world outside G-A.

Please post an answer.  It will get five stars for original work and
correct understanding of the question.

Cheers, Myoarin
Subject: Re: For thx1138-ga
Answered By: thx1138-ga on 12 Jun 2006 07:45 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello myoarin-ga,

Many thanks for asking to post the quote as the answer.

"Kind of a pity that you are not Cicero or Marcus Aurelius or someone
else whose name would impress the world outside G-A."

Oh I don't know, I'm quite happy being me, and as for impressing the
world outside of GA, well I can impress my five year old with my lame
magic tricks, I just wonder for how much longer I will be able to
impress him with them though :-)

Best regards

myoarin-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thanks again.  From my experience, you may have a couple of years
still to impress your son  - but then ...!   :)


Subject: Re: For thx1138-ga
From: flipster_300-ga on 10 Jun 2006 00:43 PDT
This one is similar..

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."  	
-Deciderius Erasmus
Subject: Re: For thx1138-ga
From: myoarin-ga on 10 Jun 2006 03:48 PDT
Many thanks.  Erasmus is a very nice reference.  Checking him out, I
discovered a couple of more quotations by McGovern and one by Gen.

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars
- William Westmoreland
It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the
Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam to fight harder, and if this war
mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans
are killed, it won't be U. S. Senators who die. It will be American
soldiers who are too young to qualify for the senate
- George McGovern
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in
- George McGovern
Subject: Re: For thx1138-ga
From: thx1138-ga on 12 Jun 2006 09:47 PDT
Hello Myo,

Just a note to say thank you for the five stars and tip, both are appreciated.

Best regards


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