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The first law of war is to preserve ourselves and destroy the enemy.

The great artist and thinker are the simplifiers.

The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men. See quote detail

The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly.

The main obligation is to amuse yourself.

The man of fixed ingrained principles who has mapped out a straight course, and has the courage and self-control to adhere to it, does not find life complex. Complexities are all of our own making.

The most agreeable of all companions is a simple, frank man, without any high pretensions to an oppressive greatness; one who loves life, and understands the use of it; obliging, alike, at all hours; above all, of a golden temper, and steadfast as an anchor. - For such an one we gladly exchange the greatest genius, the most brilliant wit, the profoundest thinker.

The niftiest turn of phrase, the most elegant flight of rhetorical fancy, isn't worth beans next to a clear thought clearly expressed.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

The object of war is to survive it.

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

The simplest things give me ideas.

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

There are only five things you can do in baseball: run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power.

There is a majesty in simplicity which is far above the quaintness of wit.

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.


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