We are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Of all human troubles the most hateful is to feel that you have the capacity of power and yet you have no field to excercise it.
The War office kept three sets of figures - one to mislead the public, another to mislead the cabinet and the third to mislead itself.
We are within measurable, or imaginable, distance of a real Armageddon. Happily there seems to be no reason why we should be anything more than spectators.
The army will hear nothing of politics from me and in return I expect to hear nothing of politics from the army.
Greatness is a zigzag streak of lightning in the brain.
At 50, don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up. Happy 50th birthday.
I can honestly say that I have never had a more bitter disappointment.
When our new armies are ready it seems folly to send them to Flanders, where they will chew barbed wire, or be wasted in futile frontal attacks.
There is no more striking illustration of the immobility of British institutions than the House of Commons. Herbert
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