British Intelligence

Famous quotes containing the words british and/or intelligence:

    These battles sound incredible to us. I think that posterity will doubt if such things ever were,—if our bold ancestors who settled this land were not struggling rather with the forest shadows, and not with a copper-colored race of men. They were vapors, fever and ague of the unsettled woods. Now, only a few arrowheads are turned up by the plow. In the Pelasgic, the Etruscan, or the British story, there is nothing so shadowy and unreal.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Nota: man is the intelligence of his soil,
    The sovereign ghost. As such, the Socrates
    Of snails, musician of pears, principium
    And lex. Sed quæritur: is this same wig
    Of things, this nincompated pedagogue,
    Preceptor to the sea?
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)