Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Feeling moody. Need proper quotes.

For reasons know to me, but could be surmised by some - I needed to dig in the quote vault to validate things bumping around my non-medicated, under-caffeinated head this AM. Sometimes you see things and think, "What in the hell is going on?"

Yea, I'm Navy, but let's be honest; Army guys have the best quotes. Perhaps it is their wise emphasis on the Liberal (in the correct usage of the word) Arts in the education of their officers. Navy engineers make terrible use of the English language.

Anyway, here are two quotes from one of the best, IMAO, leaders the American people produced. Not a perfect man; none of us are. But hate or love him, you can't deny that General Patton was a man of unique foundation and insight.

Here are the two that fit the bill.

There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates.

Personally, I am of the opinion that older men of experience, who have smelled powder and have been wounded, are of more value than mere youthful exuberance, which has not yet been disciplined. However, I seem to be in the minority in this belief.

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