Although I have attempted to intersperse many quotes among the other papers, I have more quotes that don't necessarily fit with any topic. And, there is no point in reiterating what these people have said much better than I possibly could.
"If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his
aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of
"Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination."
"We must, therefore, be confident that the general measures we
have adopted will produce the results we expect. ... If we have made
appropriate preparations, taking into account all possible misfortunes,
so that we shall not be lost immediately if they occur, we must boldly
advance into the shadows of uncertainty."
"The first and most important rule to observe...is to use our
entire forces with the utmost energy. The second rule is to concentrate
our power as much as possible against that section where the chief blows
are to be delivered and to incur disadvantages elsewhere, so that our
chances of success may increase at the decisive point. The third rule is
never to waste time. Unless important advantages are to be gained from
hesitation, it is necessary to set to work at once. By this speed a
hundred enemy measures are nipped in the bud, and public opinion is won
most rapidly. Finally, the fourth rule is to follow up our successes
with the utmost energy. Only pursuit of the beaten enemy gives the
fruits of victory."
"I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it
with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are
if you have faith and plan of action."
"Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no
"In war, only the simple succeeds."
"Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man."
"In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it."
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people
you are, you aren't."
"A bold general may be lucky, but no general can be lucky unless
he is bold."
"Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less
concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost
"The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battle is usually
decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of
"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning."
"Winning is not a sometime thing; its an all the time thing. You
don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while;
you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit."