generals quotes

Health, money. That's what people worried about in the 14th century as much as today. I find it so much more interesting than the supposed activities of kings, queens, generals.Peter Ackroyd

There are a number of World War II historians I admire: Cornelius Ryan, Mark Stoler, Antony Beevor, to name a few. As for generals, there are those I admire as combat leaders and others I admire because they're great fun to write about.Rick Atkinson

The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers.Steven Berkoff

Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.John Bolton

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.Napoleon Bonaparte

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.Napoleon Bonaparte

I made all my generals out of mud.Napoleon Bonaparte

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.Paddy Chayefsky

I caddied for Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley long before they became generals or president, for that matter. Just between you and me, Bradley tipped better than Eisenhower did.John Henrik Clarke

Mad, is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals.King George II

War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.Amy Goodman

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops.David Hackworth

It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history.Arthur L. Herman

I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere.Heinrich Himmler

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.Adolf Hitler

As the First World War made painfully clear, when politicians and generals lead nations into war, they almost invariably assume swift victory, and have a remarkably enduring tendency not to foresee problems that, in hindsight, seem obvious.Adam Hochschild

Someday, I have no doubt, the dead from today's wars will be seen with a similar sense of sorrow at needless loss and folly as those millions of men who lie in the cemeteries of France and Belgium - and tens of millions of Americans will feel a similar revulsion for the politicians and generals who were so spendthrift with others' lives.Adam Hochschild

I like generals. I like Napoleon. I like strategy. The majority of them are praised for mass destruction, but it's exciting to see how it comes to the mind mentally.Curtis James Jackson

It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.Alfred Jodl

I have some strategical vision, I could calculate some few moves ahead and I have an intellect that is badly missed in the country which is run by generals and colonels.Garry Kasparov