Marcus Aurelius on Life

“…life is a war and a journey in a foreign land, and afterwards oblivion.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

Elias Khoury on War

“I’ve lived my life under a state of near permanent war.”

~ Elias Khoury

Sun Tzu on War

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

~ Sun Tzu

Ranulph Fiennes on Ageing

“You realise that if you’d reached the ripe old age of, shall we say, over 50 without some dreadful sickness or disease or accident or something like that, and you’ve never wanted for food other than through your own fault, and you’ve never suffered from war other than your own fault, you’re incredibly lucky and therefore you shouldn’t allow negative thoughts [about ageing].”

~ Ranulph Fiennes