Constant, Memoirs. Imagine the scene with Murat and Napoleon talking about fashion. (via valinaraii)
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: (1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; (2) cowardice, which leads to capture; (3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; (4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame; (5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble. These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its leader slain, the cause will surely be found among these five dangerous faults. Let them be a subject of meditation.
Sunzi, The Art of War, "Variations of Tactics".
I am 22 years old and I just tiptoe ran up a flight of steps and into my room so my father wouldn’t know that I was,
A) still up
B) checking to see if he had burn the house down
I then threw myself under the blankets and hid my mouth so he wouldn’t see me smiling if he checked in.
Am I actually five? I did this shit when I was toddler and checking to see what that creepy music was in the living room (x-files.)
ignore my gross face and body and legs and look at this cute dress I got in Atlantic City!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO CUTE!!! It looks perfect on you :)
awwww thank u this means a lot!!!! <3333
going back to school more like
one time when i was like 12 my dad wanted me to put a dvd in the dvd player and i was like ‘what do i get in return’ and he said ‘you can have half of the winnings of this stupid lotto ticket’ and he ended up winning 600,000 dollars and i was so pleased with myself. 300,000 dollars when youre 12 is pretty much like infinity dollars. he was so mad
Shit, man, $300,000 would be like infinity dollars to me now.
George Canning’s rascality in all its Mean Girls glory… if Mean Girls involved a middle-aged British politician scheming to get a seat at the popular table (i.e. a Cabinet post among the Opposition).
Amongst his endless notes (always scribbling like a mistress, Pitt said), is this gem, an early-1807 chart to decide which colleague to bring with him into Opposition —- because of course none of them would have any qualms about ditching their loser friends if it meant coming with him!
What. A. Prick.
(found in Peter Dixon, Canning: Politician and Statesman, 1976)
Catherine, I have something to tell you. As far as I am concerned, our marriage is at an end. Actually, there is no need to end something which has never been. You and I were never truly married. It was a misunderstanding of scripture and a papal misapplication of canon law. It’s true I did not know about these things before but it has been brought to light by learned opinion and it weighs down my conscience. It has forced me to give up your bed and board once and for all. All that remains is for you to choose where to live and to retire there as quickly as possible. I swear to you all will be done for the best.
Douro & Charlene have graduated and Douro wished to treat her to a romantic day at the Spring Festival. He hoped, perhaps, that he might get up the nerve to pop the question to his high school sweetheart.
Alas, the weather took a turn for the worst and with zombies rearing their ugly heads, he decided that perhaps, a slow dance would be enough for the evening.