"There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited." - sun tzu

Lord Aberdeen was quite touched when I told him
I was so attached to the dear, dear Highlands and
missed the fine hills so much. There is a great
peculiarity about the Highlands and Highlanders;
and they are such a chivalrous, fine, active people.
-- Queen Victoria

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..." (General John Sedgwick, battle of Spotsylvania, 1864)

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” Mark Twain

“Tell the truth and run.” Yugoslavian proverb.

"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious"

-Alfred North Whitehead

An expert is someone who has made all the possible mistakes.

Looks very true but in some fields you will have to be an expert without making a mistake, an example is a nuclear firm. So I think we can rewrite it a little bit mathematically
An expert is someone who has made all the possible mistakes if and only if his/her field allows for mistakes

"Zoinks!" - Shaggy (from Scooby Doo)

Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.
~~~ An African Proverb

Looks very true but in some fields you will have to be an expert without making a mistake, an example is a nuclear firm. So I think we can rewrite it a little bit mathematically
An expert is someone who has made all the possible mistakes if and only if his/her field allows for mistakes

If at first you don't sucseed, don't try skydiving!!

How can you become an expert skydiver?? lol.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road - unknown

"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice."
-- Sidney Freedman

"Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can't change rule number one."
-- Henry Blake

Failure is the path of least persistence. - unknown

The complete fool is half prophet. - Yiddish (on foolishness)(Meaning: even a fool is right half the time)

It is better to die for something than to live for nothing.
-- George S. Patton (US Army)

The object is not to die for your country but to make the other **expletive deleted** die for his."
George S. Patton (US Army)

It is our own thoughts that hold the key to miraculous transformation.— Marianne Williamson

"It is better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." (variant) 'Proverbs' 17:28.

An accomplishment sticks to a person.
-- Japanese Proverb

If my shirt knew my design, I'd burn it.
-- Korean Proverb

It is a beggar's pride that he is not a thief.
-- Thai Proverb

There are too many people, and too few human beings.

Robert Zend

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
-- Albert Einstein

Love this one !!

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”

-- Albert Einstein

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-- Jack Benny

In matters of the heart, that which you least want to do is probably what you should do.

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Anything by Voltaire, but my fave:

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Also:

Don't knock it until you've tried it. Huh - you try it and I'll knock you.

Richard Davis, Port Talbot, on the subject of being bi-curious.

Every sperm is sacred
Every sperm is great
If a sperm is wasted
God gets quite irate.
-- Monty Python (The Meaning of Life, 1983)

"Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr"
(direct: "Water you are not going to drink, let it run")
(indirect: "Let go of ill feelings.")
-- Mexican proverb

Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.
-- APS motto