“A good man does not make a warrior, just as good steel does not go for nails.” Confucius (551 to 479 BCE) Confucius, Pinyin romanisation Kongfuzi, or Kongzi, Wade-Giles K’ung-fu-tzu, or K’ung-tzu, original name Kongqiu, literary name Zhongni, was China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have influenced the civilisation of East… Read More
“Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks a battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC), reputed author of the Chinese classic Bingfa (The Art of War), the… Read More
“The urge to gain release from tension by action is a precipitating cause of war.” Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart (1895 to 1970) Commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was a British Army officer, military historian and military theorist.
“The best strategy is always to be very strong.” Carl von Clausewitz (1780 to 1831) Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (1832; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.
“Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” Carl von Clausewitz (1780 to 1831) Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (1832; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.
“Guerrilla units formed from the people may gradually develop into regular units and, when operating as such, employ the tactics of orthodox mobile war … While it is improper to confuse orthodox with guerrilla operations, it is equally improper to consider that there is a chasm between the two.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao… Read More
“The first law of war is to preserve ourselves and destroy the enemy.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country’s communist revolution. He was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until his death, and he was chairman (chief of… Read More