Wise words - do we learn from history?

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Crass-von-Clausewitz, Dec 21, 2004.

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  1. "In a life and death struggle we cannot afford to have our destinies in the hands of failures or men who need a rest" Attlee PM 1945 – 51

    Do these wise words apply to anyone we know? (TCH, Mandelson etc)
  2. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    While they are true words, I believe at the time he used them he was just trying to score cheap political points against his predecessor.
    But then I could be wrong.

    Was Atlee the first 'New Labourite' ? :D
  3. personally i think there is nothing wrong with taking a quote completely out of context.

  4. I agree, quotations out of context are absolutely fine. After all 45 minutes IS 45 minutes...
  5. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    :lol: :lol: :twisted:
  6. "The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means". Napoleon

    Now that sounds more like our beloved leaders!