„Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.“

—  Erwin Rommel, This is cited to to Rommel‎'s Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392, but to George S. Patton, in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47
Erwin Rommel photo
Erwin Rommel9
generale tedesco 1891 - 1944
Pubblicità

Citazioni simili

George S. Patton photo

„Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
This is cited to Patton in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47, but is also cited to Erwin Rommel‎ from his Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392

Robert Jordan photo
Pubblicità
Ted Cruz photo

„You don't have to win every fight. You don't have to fight every fight. But you DO have to stand for something.“

—  Ted Cruz American politician 1970
#‎DefundPlannedParenthood‬: https://www.tedcruz.org/l/defund-planned-parenthood/ On Facebook September 29, 2015.

Margaret Thatcher photo

„You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
This quote is widely attributed to Margaret Thatcher on various websites, and also appears in a number of books, including The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, Columbia University Press (1989), ed. Robert Andrews, p. 320 : , but without any further source information such as date, location or any other context. One valid Thatcher quote which may be the basis for the version above appears in the Second Carlton Lecture http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105799 (‘Why Democracy Will Last’), delivered at the Carlton Club, London (November 26, 1984) : Mr. Chairman, each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can’t take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew. You know that marvellous quotation from Goethe : ‘That which thy fathers bequeathed thee / Earn it anew if thou would possess it.’ Thatcher also expressed this thought in a Speech to Atlantic Bridge (May 14, 2003) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/111266, delivered at the St. Regis Hotel, New York City : My friends, every generation has to fight anew the battle for liberty.

Paul Graham photo
Matthew Stover photo
Mike Tyson photo

„I don't have the stomach for this anymore. I don't have anything to fight for anymore.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2005/06/12/1390287.htm

Milan Kundera photo
Pubblicità
Tom Clancy photo

„Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.“

—  Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013
Context: Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle. Take the AEGIS system in the navy. It's a radar computer system for air-battle management. What it does is give the commander an extra 15 minutes to decide what he's going to do to fight a battle, and those 15 minutes are decisively important.

Margaret Thatcher photo

„When you fight – fight to win.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Thatcher, Margaret (2002). Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-095912-6.

Rutherford B. Hayes photo

„Fighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.“

—  Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893
As quoted in The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents (1991) by William A. DeGregorio, p. 290

Pubblicità
Sun Tzu photo

„For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 a.C.
Variant translations Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting.

Paul Graham photo
Tupac Shakur photo
Avanti