"What is the use of whining to me about your difficulties?...Bring us back food, or be food yourself."

"Fatigue can produce extreme gentleness, and quiet of mind, and even something like vision. If you have often seen men led zfatigue.jpgby it into anger, malice and impatience, that is because those men have had efficient tempters. The paradoxical thing is that moderate fatigue is a better soil for peevishness than absolute exhaustion."


"It is not fatigue simply as such that produces the anger, but unexpected demands on a man already tired."

"To produce the best results from the patient's fatigue, therefore, you must feed him with false hopes."


"...men usually feel that a strain could have been endured no longer at the very moment when it is ending, or when they think it is ending."

"...make full use of the fact that up to a certain point, fatigue makes women talk more and men talk less."