To be amused at what you read - that is the great spring of quotation.
War hath no fury like a non-combatant.
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.
There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it.