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.— Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
The most killer Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf quotes to discover and learn by heart
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
When placed in command -- take charge.
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can't do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still, there are things worth fighting for.
I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is.