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In war, the advantages and disadvantages of a single action could only be determined by the final balance.Source: On War (1832)
One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write a pop song, it naturally gets into people's heads as they listen in the car. You don't have to memorize a Paul Simon song; it's just in your head, and you can sing along. With a poem, you have to will yourself to memorize it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-19360
One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.
English writer 1709-17840
Wine makes a man better pleased with himself. I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others... This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
Irish writer and poet 1728-17740
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.