„Hamilcar also told Hannibal about elephants and how you must always have plenty of these animals to scare the enemy. He attributed much of his own success to elephants and believed they would have won the First Punic War for him if things hadn't gone slightly haywire; for the war had turned into a naval affair. But even when the fighting was on land, the Romans did not scare nearly so well as expected. The Romans had learned about elephants while fighting Pyrrhus, whose elephants defeated him in 275 B. C., and even before that, in Alexander's time, King Porus had been undone by his own elephants. Thus, if history had taught any one thing up to that time, it was never to use elephants in war.“

—  Will Cuppy
Will Cuppy photo
Will Cuppy114
American writer 1884 - 1949
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Ian McDonald photo

„The elephants fight but the rats go about their business.“

—  Ian McDonald British science fiction novelist 1960
Ch. 44 (p. 458).

Publicidade
Will Cuppy photo
 Hemu photo
 Hemu photo
Kurt Vonnegut photo
Karen Joy Fowler photo
Patrik Baboumian photo

„The world's strongest animals are plant eaters. Gorillas, buffaloes, elephants and me.“

—  Patrik Baboumian German strength-athlete 1979
From his print ad for PETA, in “‘Strongest Man’ Eats Plants, Loves Animals,” in peta.org (21 November 2011) https://www.peta.org/blog/strongest-man-eats-plants-loves-animals/.

Publicidade
L. Frank Baum photo
 Plutarch photo
Bernard Cornwell photo
Tom Regan photo
Publicidade
David Brin photo

„We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it?“

—  David Brin novelist, short story writer 1950
Context: We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it? Most fictional portrayals of life-extension simply tack more years on the end, in series. But that's a rather silly version. The future doesn't need a bunch of conservative old baby-boomers, hoarding money and getting in the grand-kids' way. What we really need is more life in parallel — some way to do all the things we want done. Picture splitting into three or four "selves" each morning, then reconverging into the same continuous person at the end of the day. What a wish fulfilment, to head off in several directions at once!

 Ramakrishna photo
Charles Lyell photo
Ingrid Newkirk photo
Próximo