We are actually having a discussion currently as we are looking to replace a rollback wrecker if we care if its diesel or gas. There are benefits to diesel but the are not as pronounced in everyday use as most people think and there are some distinct disadvantages to most current (or near current) diesels that meet emissions standards.
"In the essentials: unity; in the non-essentials: liberty; in all things: love" - often incorrectly attributed to Augustine or John Wesley - original source in question
"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful - Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)
"It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters" Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
"The ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs" - Muhammed