Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Right Hard You
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
Professional Understands People
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.
Doing Job Going
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.
Those Take Takes
Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
Like Without Accordion
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.
Arts Military Schooled
An awful lot has been written about my temper.
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.
Still Any Antiwar
But I would defy anyone to go back over the years and tell me anyone whose career I've ruined, anyone whom I've driven out of the service, anyone I've fired from a job.
Career Whose Me
When placed in command, take charge.
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.
War Know Did