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"If you're in
a fair fight, you didn't plan it properly."
- Nick Lappos, Chief R&D Pilot, Sikorsky Aircraft.
I must follow them.
I am their leader.
- Andrew Bonar Law, 1858-1923
two thousand years of examples behind us we have no excuse, when fighting, for
not fighting well."
- T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia)
"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain and taught in books:
but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pond and
that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by
thought practicing the stroke so often at the crisis it is as natural as a
Lawrence, "The Science of Guerrilla Warfare"
"They taught me that no man could be their leader except
he ate the ranks' food, wore their clothes, lived level with them, and yet
appeared better in himself."-T.E. Lawrence,
"The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"
cannot afford to be idle, and though weaker than our opponents in men and
military equipments, must endeavor to harass if we cannot destroy them"
- General Robert E. Lee, September 1862, in a letter to President
"It is well
that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Robert E. Lee
military history records the triumphs of discipline and courage far more
frequently than numbers and resources.”
Robert E. Lee, February 1865
"I don't mind
being called tough, since I find in this racket it's the tough guys who lead the
- Colonel Curtis LeMay
Vietnamese they've got to draw in their horns or we're going to bomb them back
into the Stone Age."
-Gen. Curtis LeMay, May 1964
strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the
enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy."
- V. I. Lenin, Russian revolutionary leader
"I've heard that he
who strikes first can defeat the enemy. He who strikes last will be beaten."
-Rebel general Xiang Liang, Qin Dynasty
"Only the spirit of attack, borne in
a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly
developed it may be."
- Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896)
speak often of their military duty to their superiors, but never of their duty
to their soldiers."
-Helmut Lindmann, German military historian
has yet found a way of bombing that can prevent foot soldiers from
The final test of a
leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to
- Walter Lippmann, 1889-1974
art or science is as difficult as that of war."
-Henry Humphrey Evans Lloyd, eighteenth-century British military
entire Union Army comes across here, I will kill them all!”
Lieutenant-General James Longstreet, December 1862, at Marye’s Heights during
the Battle of Fredericksburg.
"Better a thousand
times to die with glory than live without honor."
- Louis VI of France, 1081-1137
"The safest place
in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!"
-Maj. Gen. Frasnk Lowe, US. Army