“War is merely politics carried to their extremes “
Clausewitz, The Art of War


“24 hours in a day, 24 cans of beer in a case. Coincidence? I think not.”

         Stephen Wright

“When you are up to the neck in shit, all you can do is sing”
unknown SSG, Dien Bien Phu


“One thing that Dick reflected on as he settled back into his seat was the curious coincidence that not only does the outside of an aircraft look like the outside of a vacuum cleaner, but also that the inside of an aircraft smells like the inside of a vacuum cleaner”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt


“Small minds want to defend everything; clever people keep their focus on the main objective.”
Frederick the Great


"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller
hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."
Sir Winston Churchill


I am Homer of borg , prepare to be.....Ooooh Donuts !!!

         Homer Simpson


“Any man with a fast hand can grab a tiger by the balls

but it takes a hero to keep on squeezing”

    James Stark, not a very nice man

(From The Dark Half by Steven King)


“I love to see a lord when he is the first to advance on
horseback, armed and fearless, thus encouraging his men to
valiant service; then, when the fray has begun, each must be
ready to follow him willingly, because no one is held in esteem
until he has given and received blows. We shall see clubs and
swords, gaily coloured helmets and shields shattered and spoiled,
at the beginning of the battle, and many vassals all together
receiving great blows, by reason of which many horses will
wander riderless, belonging to the killed and wounded. Once he
has started fighting, no noble knight thinks of anything but
breaking heads andarms — better a dead man than a live one
who is useless. I tell you, neither in eating, drinking, nor sleeping
do I find what I feel when I hear the shout "At Them" from both
sides, and the neighing of riderless horses in the confusion, or
the call "Help! Help!," or when 1 see great and small fall on the
grass of the ditches, or when I espy dead men who still have
pennoned lances in their ribs.”
Bertran de Born, A Poem of Chivalry, 11th Century


"-and he should proceed like those prudent archers who, aware of the strength of their bow when the target they are aiming at seems too distant, set their sights much higher than their designated target, not in order to reach to such a height with their arrow but rather to be able, with the aid of such a high aim, to strike their target."
        Niccoló Machiavelli, the Prince


“There is no thing called too late, that is why they invented death.”
Walther Mathau


“A nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat”
Monty Python


“Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necesitatem
Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity”
William of Ockham


“Politics is like sailing:
Modern societies work like navigation moving from point A to B ending at a preset destination. African societies work a bit like seamanship where it is about keeping the boat afloat”
Gorm Rye Olsen, Center for Development Studies


“The best welfare for troops
is lots of first class training”
Erwin Rommel


“If we shadows have offended
think but this and all is mended
That you have but slumbered here
whilst these visions did appear”
William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream


“The difference between contribution and commitment?  Ham and eggs requires a CONTRIBUTION from the chicken, but a COMMITMENT from the pig.”
Solomon Short

(In reality they are written by David Gerrold)


 “Best policy in war--thwart the enemy's strategy,

 second best--disrupt his alliances through diplomacy,

third best--attack his army in the field,

worst strategy--attack walled cities.”

Sun Tsu, Art of War


“To be a general it is sufficient to pay well, command well,
and hang well.”
Sir Ralph Hopton circa 1689


“Three Rings for the Elven Kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf Lords in thier halls of stone,
Nine for mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his Dark Throne.
In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie,
One Ring to rule them all, one ring to find them
One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness Bind them,
In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.”

         Tokien, The Lord of the Rings


“Trust, the condition necessary for betrayal”
Morthan saying

(again, David Gerrold. The Voyage of the Starwolf)


“A smile is the shortest distance between two persons”

         Victor Borge


“Live in peace, be weapons of war...lets not get lost in small details like that shall we?”
      Evil emperor Zurg, Toystory


“-oh what a tangled web we weave
when first we set out to deceive”
      Sir Walter Scott, Marmion



“Credibility is like virility
Once lost it stays that way”

         Torsten Treue, teacher in Community Forestry at KVL

"Today we mourn the dead. Tomorrow we attack again"

        K. Kristensen & A Storrud, commanders ISAF 4

"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practicla results, but that is not why we do it."

       R. Feyman

"Don't put on a dress and ask if it makes you look fat. We hate that! It is not the dress that makes you fat. It is the fat that makes you look fat."

        A. Bundy, founder of NO MA'AM

"Ironic isn't it? The old ones are only living due to the donated organs from the young ones they have killed in traffic."

         Chief Wiggum, The Simpsons

"One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is statistics."

         Iosef Stalin

"What do you think of Western Civilization?

I think it would be a good thing."

          Mahatma Ghandi

"For any armed force the stars are important. The Army lives under the stars, the Navy navigates with the aid of the stars and the Air Force chooses hotels after the number of stars."

        Chief of the Danish Air Force