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The greatest war strategists, tacticians and words of wisdom specifically about war

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Re: The greatest war strategists, tacticians and words of wisdom specifically about w

“I have never, on the field of battle, sent you where I was unwilling to go myself; nor would I advise to go a course which I myself was unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you
can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the Government to which you have surrendered can afford to be, and will be, magnanimous.”

Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate General and good sport.
 

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For strategy the early part of Napoleon Bonaparte career were second to none.
He later made mistakes going into Russia, but until that point, he was near perfect (on Land)
 

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"When I tell you that war is the foundation of all the arts, I mean also that it is the foundation of all the high virtues and faculties of men. It is very strange to me to discover this, and very dreadful, but I saw it to be quite an undeniable fact... I found, in brief, that all great nations learned their truth of word and strength of thought in war; that they were nourished in war and wasted by peace; taught by war and deceived by peace; trained by war and betrayed by peace; in a word, that they were born in war and expired in peace."

- Ruskin, "Crown Of Wild Olive"
 
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