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.


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


Great times call for great men.


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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