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.
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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