Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'Durant' (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #George H. W. Bush #Great Men #Will Durant

"Great men speak to us only so far as we have ears and souls to hear them; only so far as we have in us the roots, at least, of what which flowers out of them."  Will Durant

Thank You Honorable George H. W. Bush for your leadership, humility and service to our country and world peace and planet survival ..CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 3, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Self Destruction #Will Durant

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars."   Will Durant

(Deja Vu ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 19, 2016 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

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