23 February 2013

Quote of the Weekend

"I believe that in order for a man to become a great Soldier, it is necessary for him to be so thoroughly conversant with all sorts of military possibilities that whenever an occasion arises he has at hand without effort on his part a parallel.

"To attain this end I think it is necessary for a man to begin to read military history in its earliest and hence crudest form and to follow it down in natural sequence permitting his mind to grow with his subject until he can grasp without effort the most abstruse question of the science of war because he is already permeated with all its elements."
- General George S. Patton

4 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

I find no fault with the General's premise. The man certainly knew his business.

Rev. Paul said...

I concur, Sarge.

Old NFO said...

He did know, and did pretty damn good...

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, NFO.