“‘It was Schlieffen who coined the apothegm: ‘Great achievements, small display: more reality than appearance,’ and this was a recognition of the qualities of Moltke and his school.” (Guderian, 1990, 454).
Apothegm: a concise saying or maxim; an aphorism.
Heinz Guderian, a World War I junior officer and World War II General. Creator, trainer and leader of Germany’s armoured forces during the Second World War.
Guderian, H. & Fitzgibbon, C. (trans) (1990) Panzer Leader. London: Arrow Books Limited.