Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Fewtril #164

A wonderful thing is that the practical side of man always somehow emerges, even if it might mean a logical inconsistency with a set of beliefs to which he is supposedly bound. In this regard, one might consider the old Arabian saying: “Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.”


D. C. Warmington said...

According to Wikipedia:

[Theodore] Roosevelt's 1901 saying "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" is still being occasionally quoted by politicians and columnists in different countries - not only in English but also in translation to various other languagues. For example, following the Second Lebanon War of August 2006, opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accused him of "Speaking loudly and carrying a small stick". Another use of this quote is in the RTS video game Dawn of War, where the Space Marine commander says "Walk softly, and carry a big gun".

dearieme said...

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.