Out of every hundred men, ten should not even be there; eighty are just targets, nine are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one is a warrior who will bring the others back.
Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher
If there is no war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Battles are won by slaughter and manoeuvre. The greater the general, the more he contributes to manoeuvre, and the less he demands in slaughter.
Winston S. Churchill
If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.
The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, whether on a section gang, on a football field, in an army, or in an office.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant
If you’re never satisfied with what you have achieved, you’re never going to be satisfied with what you do achieve.
We do not seek peace to be at war, but we go to war so that we may have peace. Therefore, be peaceful in warring so that you may conquer those you war against and bring them to the prosperity of peace.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
We fight to win and win with a knockout because there are no runners-up in war.
Gen. JJ Singh