Quotes About Tactics

Quotes tagged as "tactics" (showing 1-30 of 31)
Sun Tzu
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Sun Tzu
“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Malcolm X
“Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you're both engaged in the same business - you know they're doing something that you aren't.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Sun Tzu
“The skillful tactician may be likened to the shuai-jan. Now the shuai-jan is a snake that is found in the Ch'ang mountains. Strike at its head, and you will be attacked by its tail; strike at its tail, and you will be attacked by its head; strike at its middle, and you will be attacked by head and tail both.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Tamora Pierce
“It's always better to attack than to defend," Coram had told her when they talked about fencing late at night. "Always. Ye don't win with defense--ye only hold the other feller off, or wear him down. Attack and have done with it!”
Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

Terry Pratchett
“It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

“In the construction of houses, choice of woods is made. Straight un-knotted timber of good appearance is used for the revealed pillars, straight timber with small defects is used for the inner pillars. Timbers of the finest appearance, even if a little weak, is used for the thresholds, lintels, doors, and sliding doors, and so on. Good strong timber, though it be gnarled and knotted, can always be used discreetly in construction.”
Musashi Miyamoto, The Book of Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi

Lionel Suggs
“Every step in life is merely part of a game. Every piece is necessary, but if you do not know how to control the game, then you become one of the pieces that are meant to be sacrificed.”
Lionel Suggs

“War is nothing more than organized insanity. That's why crazy and unexpected tactics work most of the time. When they don't, we won't live to tell about it.”
R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

Shaun Hick
“You’re a clever strategist, but not all battles require tricks. Sometimes the simplest way to kill something is to swim up to it and bite it in half.”
Shaun Hick, The Ghost And Its Shadow

“Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible; and when you strike and overcome him, never let up in the pursuit so long as your men have strength to follow; for an army routed, if hotly pursued, becomes panic-stricken, and can then be destroyed by half their number. The other rule is, never fight against heavy odds, if by any possible maneuvering you can hurl your own force on only a part, and that the weakest part, of your enemy and crush it. Such tactics will win every time, and a small army may thus destroy a large one in detail, and repeated victory will make it invincible.”
Stonewall Jackson

Mike Davis
“The car bomb is the poor man’s air force.”
Mike Davis

Jack Campbell
“Deplorable practices adopted during the last century were repeatedly declared necessary if regrettable in order to win the war. Oddly enough, we've yet to win. You'd think somebody would have asked before this why the regrettable but necessary measures haven't actually produced the promised results.”
Jack Campbell, Courageous

Jarod Kintz
“As a student of war tactics, I don’t like birthdays, because they lack the element of surprise. However, a birthday’s fixed date allows you 364 days to prepare your next ambush.”
Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

Israelmore Ayivor
“Perhaps you have been wondering about how you will win the tournaments of life. This is an important moment of your life. Just know where your goals are. Dress in the jersey of action and enter the game of vision! Work with your talents, skills, and tactics and with determination!
Don’t commit any foul; don’t put yourself on an offside position. Be at the right place at the right time. Attack your failures and defend your goals; look up and watch the time because the whistle may blow at any time. Don’t waste the chances you get! Target the goals and with winning in focus, you will be there!”
Israelmore Ayivor

“It is not for us to calculate our victory or fear our defeat, but to do our duty and leave the rest in God's hands.”
Alan Keyes

Lionel Suggs
“When God plays chess, you will notice that he never has to move a single piece...in order to win.”
Lionel Suggs

Tim Fargo
“How you try is more important than how hard you try.”
Tim Fargo

Victoria Schwab
“The worse thing you can do in a fight is stop moving. When someone attacks, they create force, movement, momentum, but you'll be okay as long as you can see and feel the direction of that force and travel with it.”
Victoria Schwab, The Unbound

John Christopher
“A general does not use the same troops over and over again.”
John Christopher, The Pool of Fire

Neil Gaiman
“It was a survival thing: he didn't answer back, didn't say anything about job security for prison guards, debate the nature of repentance, rehabilitation, or rates of recidivism. He didn't say anything funny or clever, and, to be on the safe side, when he was talking to a prison official, whenever possible, he didn't say anything at all. Speak when you're spoken to. Do your own time. Get out. Go home. ... Rebuild a life.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Andrew Levkoff
“If you arrive for a meeting with a man you do not trust, and the man you do not trust does not arrive, do not trust the man who first arrives at the meeting.”
Andrew Levkoff, A Mixture of Madness

Erwin Rommel
“It is often possible to decide the issue of a battle merely by making an unexpected shift of one's main weight.”
Erwin Rommel, The Rommel Papers

Sherwood Smith
“If your opponent is better armed and has longer reach, then surprise is your only ally. And then you'd better hope he's half asleep.”
Sherwood Smith, Crown Duel

Matthew Graybosch
“Liebenthal's camping, and he's got more dakka than you. You're fucked if you go in together." --Claire Ashecroft”
Matthew Graybosch, Without Bloodshed

“I don’t give a toss about pressure. I spent afternoon sleeping and playing Playstation. Then I went out and won the World Cup.”
Andrea Pirlo, Penso quindi gioco

A.J. Darkholme
“No army is comprised of all the same kinds of units or types of troops. There is power in diversity. If you always see only one choice, or use only one option, you will surely lose more than you win.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

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