Quotes May 04, 2018

“We have gained a valuable insight into the Russian soul.
It will be most educational – if we don’t die of it”
King Charles of Sweden regarding the Great Northern War, in which Peter the Great perfected the Art of “Scorched Earth.”
“My rule is: If you meet the weakest vessel, attack; if it is a vessel equal to yours, attack; and if it is stronger than yours, also attack…”
Admiral Stepan O. Makarov (1849-1904)
“Paper-work will ruin any military force”
Lieutenant-General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller
“Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders.”
Attributed to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel,
on how he selects officers for staff and command.
“Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.”
Josephus Daniels
You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.
(Paul F. Crickmore -test pilot)
The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; …it can just barely kill you.
(Attributed to Max Stanley, Northrop test pilot)