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Killer Quotes – Eisenhower on the arms race

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

Dwight D Eisenhower (34th President of the United States of America)

Not many people have encapsulated the utter waste and moral bankruptcy of the proliferation of arms at the expense of solving social problems such as unemployment, poverty, hunger and the widening gulf between the haves and the have-nots. Continue reading

Killer Quotes – Keith Miller on Pressure, war and cricket

“Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse, cricket is not.”

Keith Miller – Australian cricket legend

Keith ‘Nugget‘ Miller was a war hero who served in the RAF in the Battle for Europe and is widely regarded by those in the know as Australia’s greatest cricketing all rounder. He was a every inch the dashing hero with an Australian irreverence and disregard for authority, strikingly good looking with rakish charm and the confidence born of a knowledge and faith in his own abilities it is little wonder he was, reputedly, very much the ladies man even being romantically linked with Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister.

Miller was the embodiment of the complete man and had the perspective to understand what those in the present generation of sporting celebrities seem, by and large to have forgotten and Roman Generals receiving tributes following a glorious conquest retained slaves to remind them of – Fame is fleeting, you need to keep perspective about what is real and what really counts. 

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