Wednesday, 6 June 2007

It pays to be a student of History...


"It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects, and the amount of money that goes out of the country as a consequence. Everybody is using coffee; this must be prevented. His Majesty was brought up on beer, and so were both his ancestors and officers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war."
- Frederick the Great of Prussia (1777)

Now here is a quote to live, fight and die by!
Just look at his eyes and you can see the DTs setting in...Huzzah!

2 comments:

dafrca said...

I wonder what he thought of those who drank neither.....

Tas said...

maybe that they drank too much wine!

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