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Quotes of the Day for 6 June 2001 – Battle

This day in 1944 was D-Day, the largest single military assault in history - 1,200 ships, 10,000 planes, and over 150,000 soldiers assaulted the beach in Normandy. Here are some thoughts on Battle.

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The quotes:

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
     - Dwight D. Eisenhower

All great stories have three acts. In the first act, the heroes are introduced to great fanfare. In the second, the heroes, on the verge of victory, stumble and take a fall. And in the third act, the heroes return, victorious, to win the battle.
     - Ted Leonsis

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
     - General George Catlett Marshall, 1880 - 1959

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
     - General Omar Nelson Bradley, 1893 - 1981

Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.
     - Harry S Truman


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