What warriors have said

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Geronimo

There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.

I had no weapon, nor did I hardly wish to fight, neither did I contemplate recovering the bodies of my loved ones, for that was forbidden.

I was no chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust.

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GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf

Brother Ron’s favorite quote

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

“You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.”

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

“Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.”

“When placed in command / take charge.”

“Neither Powell nor I wanted a ground war,”

“Of course, none of them was going to get shot at. None of them would have to answer to the mothers and fathers of dead soldiers and Marines.”

“They didn’t want to go to war, they didn’t want to leave their families, but when their country asked them to, they did, because they thought it was the right thing to do,”

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GEN. Colin Powell

Strategy equals execution. All the great ideas and visions in the world are worthless if they can’t be implemented rapidly and efficiently. Good leaders delegate and empower others liberally, but they pay attention to details, every day.

The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

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GEN. George Patton

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

“An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team.
This individuality stuff is a bunch of bullshit.”

“It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.”

“Few men are killed by the bayonet, many are scared by it. Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts”

“All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.”

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Loyalty is frequently only considered as faithfulness from the bottom up. It has another and equally important application that is from the top down.
one of the most frequently noted characteristics of the great who remained in power is … loyalty to their subordinates.

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Sun Tzu

You have to believe in yourself.

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