find_bruce wrote:I was going to finish with the quote from Douglas Bader "Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools."
Mulger bill wrote:
Thank you Bruce for being so articulate. Tho' my searches for the quote you attributed to the great Tin Legged one hit me with about 93 possible origins. Don't ever recall reading it in any works on the great man either
Are you saying I bend in the middle ?
Like many quotes, I don't expect that Bader was the origin of the quote, merely that he adopted it as his own.Wikiquotes
gives a reference as Brickhill, Paul. Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader DSO, DFC
at page 44. The book attributes the quote to a flying ace of World War 1, but I suspect he wasn't the origin either.