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Quotes of the Day for 6 June 2004 – 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 the eyes of the people, the general who wins a battle has made no mistakes.
     - François Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 - 1778

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

All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty.
     - George S. Patton, 1885 - 1945

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, 1884 - 1972

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
     - Sun Tzu

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
     - Terry Goodkind


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