What if they're a bad person?
Excerpts from British Army Officers' Annual Confidential (Fitness) Reports:
"Sets a very low standard and fails to maintain it"
"I would not breed from this officer"
"Is a terribly keen supported of the Officers Mess - especially at lunchtime".
"Field Marshal Alexander of Tunis was the perfect soldier - he never gave offence to anyone, not even the enemy".
Another from Sir Winston S Churchill about Field Marshall Montgomery:
"Magnanimous in Victory - unbearable in defeat".
When Louis XV was just a lil' tyke, the regent of France, the Duc d'Orleans, was quite the womanizer. He was also famous for not being too particular about the looks or social class of those he bedded. When his mother once attempted to take him to task for this, he replied:
"Bah, Maman, dans la nuit, touts les chats sont gris."
"At night, all cats are grey."
Tommy, add this to your collection of Officers' Fitness Report quotes:
"His men would follow him anywhere just out of morbid curiosity."
And don't forget the classic, attributed to George H. Thomas:
"NO ONE would be a better candidate for the position of commisary on your divisional staff."
Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful. So you might as well live. Dorothy Parker
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde