“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
“Death can be experienced once, winning maybe more, but losing can happen all the time.” Ron Howard (1954 to Present) Ron Howard, byname of Ronald William Howard, is an American filmmaker who first achieved fame as a child actor and later became a respected director.
“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” Jeannette Rankin (1880 to 1973) Jeannette Rankin was the first woman member of the US Congress (1917-19 and 1941-43), a vigorous feminist and a lifetime pacifist and crusader for social and electoral reform.
“Confuse the enemy. Keep him in the dark on your intentions. Sometimes what seems a victory isn’t really a victory and sometimes a defeat isn’t really a defeat.” Unknown
“We can still lose this war.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945), speaking during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness,… Read More
“Time is everything. Five minutes makes the difference between victory and defeat.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the… Read More
“Those who beat their swords into plowshares end up plowing for those who don’t.” Unknown, but attributed to Thomas Jefferson