My Favorite of Omar Khayyam's Rubiat
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, - and ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness - Oh, Wilderness were Paradise now!
Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,…"
"Gunga Din - by Rudyard Kipling
YOU may talk o' gin an' beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But if it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on…"
"Quote by Tecumseh (As heard/seen in the movie "Act of Valor)
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your…"
"Thinking If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost, For out in…"
"A great children's poem (suitable for grown-up men as well)
The Little Boy and the Old Man
by Shel Silverstein
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the little old man, "I do that too."
The little boy…"
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night Ten to make and the match to win A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of…"
"The Law of the Jungle
Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the…"
"I didn't see this one posted.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
BY ROBERT FROST
Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse…"
"Riflemen Form!Alfred Lord TennysonThere is a sound of thunder afar, Storm in the south that darkens the day, Storm of battle and thunder of war, Well, if it do not roll our way. Form! form! Riflemen form! Ready, be ready to meet the storm! Riflemen,…"
"As I understand it, within Syria, there is something akin to Sunni unity in that they tend to not like Assad, ISIS or the Kurds. So the theory is removing one of those, give them focus to work to remove the other themselves. But goodness knows…"
"Assad doesn't want Sunni unity because he's part of an elite and privileged Shia minority running a Sunni majority country.
Having an enemy in place like ISIS makes it easier for him to again position himself as the saviour of Syria…"
"A lot of people, and it's becoming increasingly clear our politicians are in that group, don't know how far the world has moved on. FFS Hamas is acting as an intel cell for the Israelis at this point."
"Assad is one of the biggest factors allowing ISIS. Most analysts I've read recently seem to feel getting rid of Assad is the first and most important step in getting rid of ISIS. Which makes Russian policy supporting Assad problematic. "