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Norman Schwarzkopf – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Norman Schwarzkopf

 

Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he’s a great military man.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


First of all, Saddam did not win the war, even though he says he did, I mean, you know, that’s a joke and everybody in the world knows it.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


War is a profane thing.

– Norman Schwarzkopf


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