Quotations From ALLAN MASSIE


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  • Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
    Allan Massie (b. 1938), British author. Marshal P├ętain, in A Question of Loyalties, pt. 3, ch. 11 (1989).

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  • Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
    Allan Massie (b. 1938), British author. Colonel Fernie, in A Question of Loyalties, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1989).

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  • We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
    Allan Massie (b. 1938), British author. Etienne, in A Question of Loyalties, pt. 3, ch. 22 (1989).
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