Bravery without Forethought…

“Bravery without forethought causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad bull. Such an opponent must not be encountered with brute force, but may be lured into an ambush and slain.” Ts’ao Kung Advertisements Advertisements

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Heroism Among Men…

“War is elevating, because the individual disappears before the great conception of the state … What a perversion of morality to wish to abolish heroism among men.” Heinrich von Treitschke (1834 to 196)Heinrich von Treitschke was a German historian and political writer whose advocacy of power politics was influential at home and contributed to distrust… Read More

Free & Brave…

“Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not tale lightly the perils of war.” Thucydides (460 to 404 BC) Considered the greatest of ancient Greek historians and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the struggle between Athens… Read More

Death: Valiantly or Cowardly…

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” William Shakespeare (1564 to 1616), from Julius Caesar Shakespeare was an English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.

Courage & Military Expediency vs Stupidity & Irresponsibility…

“To accept a British attack in the Marmarica was unthinkable, painful though it was to us all to have to give up territory so hardly won. But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.” (Rommel, 1953, p.347). Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel (the Desert Fox), World… Read More