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"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." Courage, Fear 4.1 avg (46 votes)
"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead." Decisions, Fear 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"You're never beaten until you admit it." Failure 4.9 avg (16 votes)
"All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood." Fear, War & Peace 4.6 avg (14 votes)
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." Leadership 4.8 avg (24 votes)
"Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." Leadership 4.7 avg (36 votes)
"If you can't get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?" Leadership 3.8 avg (10 votes)
"A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances." Leadership 4.1 avg (30 votes)
"Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack." Miscellaneous 4.2 avg (10 votes)
"All glory is fleeting." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (20 votes)
"Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men." Morality 4.5 avg (14 votes)
"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash." Risk 4.0 avg (7 votes)
"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory." Risk 4.9 avg (14 votes)
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." Success 4.2 avg (19 votes)
"It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance." Success 3.5 avg (10 votes)
"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking." Thinking 4.9 avg (30 votes)
"If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." Thinking 4.8 avg (24 votes)
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." War & Peace 4.8 avg (122 votes)
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived." War & Peace 4.7 avg (40 votes)
"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men." War & Peace 4.6 avg (19 votes)

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