I was discharged from the army for idiocy and officially certified by a special commission as an idiot. I'm an official idiot.

— Jaroslav Hašek

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After debauches and orgies there always follows the moral hangover.

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And somewhere from the dim ages of history the truth dawned upon Europe that the morrow would obliterate the plans of today.

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Great times call for great men.

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Jesus Christ was innocent too,' said Svejk, 'and all the same they crucified him. No one anywhere has ever worried about a man being innocent. Maul halten und weiter dienen ['Grin and bear it and get on with the job'] - as they used to tell us in the army. That's the best and finest thing of all.

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