Honor and Glory
I heard this story in about 1960. If anyone knows something about its truth or origin, please let me know.
Sometime before the first world war,
The Turk said:
“We go to war for plunder and booty”.
The Russian replied, haughtily:
“We go to war for honor and glory”
The Turk calmly came back with:
“Of course, people go to war for what they haven’t got”!
This story stuck with me all my life. Whenever I hear someone expressing reasons for their actions, I find myself muttering “Honor and Glory”.