Quote by Joseph Conrad
It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine.
This quote suggests that when someone becomes intoxicated, they tend to reveal unpleasant truths or express themselves in an inappropriate way. It highlights the idea that alcohol often removes inhibitions and allows people to speak more freely and candidly, but not necessarily in a positive or appropriate manner. The word "maudlin" implies that these truths may be overly sentimental or self-pitying, while "indecent" suggests that they may be offensive or improper. Thus, the quote serves as a cautionary reminder of the potential negative effects of alcohol on one's behavior and communication.
17. Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: (1) He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. (2) He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. (3) He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. (4) He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. (5) He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. 18. Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle.
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