It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it.
Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.
It's human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.