L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


Raoul Nordling: You'd rather not look reality in the eye?
Général von Choltitz: Whose reality, yours or mine?
Raoul Nordling: The reality that destroying Paris is absurd.
Général von Choltitz: Yours then.
Raoul Nordling: Not mine alone. The world is watching you. In the end, you, General Dietrich von Choltitz, will be held responsible. And for what? To delay the Allied attack on Germany for a few weeks? It makes no sense. I understand that you have orders and must obey them. But surely, at some point obedience ceases to be a duty. In your whole career, have you never had a doubt or even a hesitation over the legality of an order?
Général von Choltitz: Even if that were the case, I have no right to incite uncertainty among my men through my own insubordination. A general at the front must be a model for his troops.

(In Diplomacy movie)

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