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"War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula" - General George Patton Jr

"Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience" - Otto Von Bismarck

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow." - George S. Patton Jr

"The general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose." -Sun Tzu, the Art of War

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." - Sun Tzu, the Art of War

"We have a very daring and skillful opponent against us, and, may I say across the havoc of war, a great general." - Churchill about Rommel

"I do not fear an army of lions, if they are led by a lamb. I do fear an army of sheep, if they are led by a lion." - Alexander the Great

"Players win games, teams win championships." - Bill Taylor

"He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces." -Sun Tzu, the Art of War

"It is not big armies that win battles, it is the good ones!" - Marshal Maurice de Saxe

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter." - Winston Churchill

"If the enemy is to be coerced, you must put him in a situation that is even more unpleasant than the sacrifice you call on him to make. The hardships of the situation must not be merely transient - at least not in appearance. Otherwise, the enemy would not give in, but would wait for things to improve." - Karl Von Clausewitz

"Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates." -F.E. Adcock, British classical scholar

"Without cavalry, battles are without result" - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets." - General William Tecumseh Sherman

"The side with the simplest uniforms wins." - Major Mark Cancian

"Find the enemy and shoot him down. Anything else is nonsense" - Captain Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), 1917

"The bullet is a mad thing; only the bayonet knows what it is about" - Field Marshal Prince Aleksandr V. Suvorov, "The science of victory" 1796

"Fortune favors the brave." - Terence

"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." - Rear adm. Grace Murray Hopper

"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself." - General Douglas MacArthur

"Take calculated risks." - General George S. Patton, Jr

"The highest generalship is to compel the enemy to disperse his army, and then to concentrate superior force against each fraction in turn." - Col. Henderson, George Francis Robert

"No plan survives contact with the enemy." - Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke.

"[Blitzkrieg is] The art of concentrating strength at one point, forcing a breakthrough, rolling up and securing the flanks on either side, and then penetrating like lightning deep into his rear, before the enemy has time to react." -Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

"An army should always be so distributed that its parts can aid each other and combine to produce the maximum possible concentration of force at one place, while the minimum force necessary is used elsewhere to prepare the success of the concentration." - Sir Basil H. Liddel-Hart

"If your sword is too short, take one step forward" - Admiral Marquis Heihachiro Togo

"If you entrench yourself behind strong fortifications, you compel the enemy seek a solution elsewhere." - Karl von Clausewitz

Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Lets go inland and be killed." - Brigadier-General Norman Cota: Omaha Beach, 6 june 1944.

"All warfare is based on deception." - Sun-Tsu, The Art of War

"In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there; a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, whereas an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance." - Sir Basil Liddell Hart

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." - Sun-tzu

"In Critical and baffling situations, it is always best to return to first principle and simple action" - Sir Winston S. Churchill

"If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles." - Karl von Clausewitz

"Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination." - Karl von Clausewitz

"We must, therefore, be confident that the general measures we have adopted will produce the results we expect. ... If we have made appropriate preparations, taking into account all possible misfortunes, so that we shall not be lost immediately if they occur, we must boldly advance into the shadows of uncertainty." - Karl von Clausewitz

"The first and most important rule to observe...is to use our entire forces with the utmost energy. The second rule is to concentrate our power as much as possible against that section where the chief blows are to be delivered and to incur disadvantages elsewhere, so that our chances of success may increase at the decisive point. The third rule is never to waste time. Unless important advantages are to be gained from hesitation, it is necessary to set to work at once. By this speed a hundred enemy measures are nipped in the bud, and public opinion is won most rapidly. Finally, the fourth rule is to follow up our successes with the utmost energy. Only pursuit of the beaten enemy gives the fruits of victory." - Karl von Clausewitz

"I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action." - Fidel Castro

"Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result." - Winston Churchill

"In war, only the simple succeeds." -Field Marshal Paul Von Hindenburg

"Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man." - General George Patton Jr

"In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it." - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." - Margareth Thatcher

"A bold general may be lucky, but no general can be lucky unless he is bold." - Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell

"Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battle is usually decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of their men." - Basil Liddell Hart

"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning." - Erwin Rommel

"Winning is not a sometime thing; its an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit." - Vince Lombardi

"If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it properly." - Nick Lappos, Chief R&D Pilot, Sikorsky Aircraft.


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