Middle East and African Theatres of World War II

Famous quotes containing the words middle east, middle, east, african, theatres, world and/or war:

    It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
    Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960)

    Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
    Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

    An inexperienced heraldist resembles a medieval traveler who brings back from the East the faunal fantasies influenced by the domestic bestiary he possessed all along rather than by the results of direct zoological exploration.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Towns are full of people, houses full of tenants, hotels full of guests, trains full of travelers, cafés full of customers, parks full of promenaders, consulting-rooms of famous doctors full of patients, theatres full of spectators, and beaches full of bathers. What previously was, in general, no problem, now begins to be an everyday one, namely, to find room.
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883–1955)

    Nothing lulls and inebriates like money; when you have a lot, the world seems a better place than it actually is.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    A war undertaken without sufficient monies has but a wisp of force. Coins are the very sinews of battles.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)