Nature is as wasteful of promising young men as she is of fish-spawn. It's not just getting them killed in wars: mere middle age snuffs out ten times more talent than ever wars and sudden death do.
1961The Fox in the Attic, bk.1, ch.18.
For a politician rises on the backs of his friends (that's probably all they're good for), but it's through his enemies he'll have to govern afterwards.Richard Arthur Warren Hughes
Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.Richard Arthur Warren Hughes