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Generals Quotes

generals quotes

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

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

As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day, 'I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as I do.'Duke of Wellington

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

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

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

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

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

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.T. E. Lawrence

I've decided that the political context is such that the only way reform will finally come about in the Russian military is that the deterioration goes beyond the point to which these old generals can stand up there and resist it.William Odom

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.David Ogilvy

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move.Colin Powell