We have been rather lazy to put up new content on this site (sorry for that, but we are preparing for a quite large project in the moment) so now just another short one (much more to come the next weeks):
From the prologue of one of the books we are currently reading (Imperial Life in the Emerald City):
Do not try to do much with your own hands
Better the Arabs do it tolerably than that you do it perfectly.
It is their war, and you are to help them, not to win it for them.
Actually, also, under the very odd conditions of Arabia, your practical work will not be as good as, perhaps, you think it is.
T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia“)
August 20, 1917
It seems that not that much has changed since those times when this British officer was trying to unite the region down there…
- Quote of the day: What women really want in bed
- Quote of the day: UN and Nations
- Quote of the day: Learning from History
Men are always asking what women want in bed. The answer is breakfast. Kathy Lette in The Times
This quote is attributed to Carlos Romulo former president of the UN General Assembly: “…If there is a problem between a weak nation and another weak nation and the UN takes action, the problem disappears. If there is a problem between a strong nation and a weak nation and the UN takes action, the weak [...]
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (1863–1952), U.S. philosopher “…Studying history is necessary to avoid repeating past mistakes. This saying comes from the writings of George Santayana, a Spanish-born American author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries…“