Motivational Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes And Sayings
Inspirational Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

Motivational Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes And Sayings

Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes:- Norman Schwarzkopf (August 22, 1934 – December 27, 2012) was a United States Army general. While serving as the commander of United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Gulf War.

Inspirational Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Inspirational Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he’s a great military man.
Norman Schwarzkopf

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.
Norman Schwarzkopf

When placed in command, take charge.
Norman Schwarzkopf

You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
Norman Schwarzkopf

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still, there are things worth fighting for.
Norman Schwarzkopf


Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
Norman Schwarzkopf

As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.
Norman Schwarzkopf

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Famous Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Good generalship is a realization that… you’ve got to try and figure out how to accomplish your mission with a minimum loss of human life.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq?
Norman Schwarzkopf

Had we taken all of Iraq, we would have been like a dinosaur in the tar pit – we would still be there, and we, not the United Nations, would be bearing the costs of that occupation.
Norman Schwarzkopf

First of all, Saddam did not win the war, even though he says he did, I mean, you know, that’s a joke and everybody in the world knows it.
Norman Schwarzkopf

If Saddam were to be replaced tomorrow he would probably be replaced with someone who’s just as bad or worse than he is.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Particularly when you’re dealing with very high ranking people, you know, you have to get their attention, they are used to, by their rank, of having their own way and doing their own thing and when it’s necessary to all work together on something, sometimes you have to hit the mule between the eyes with a two by four to get its attention.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Best Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.
Norman Schwarzkopf

It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
Norman Schwarzkopf

It’s nice to feel that you have a purpose.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I’d like to think I’m a caring human being.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I’m very proud of that. But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional.
Norman Schwarzkopf

If it had been our intention to take Iraq, if it had been our intention to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed.
Norman Schwarzkopf

You can’t help but… with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, ‘Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn’t be facing what we are facing today.’
Norman Schwarzkopf

But I would defy anyone to go back over the years and tell me anyone whose career I’ve ruined, anyone whom I’ve driven out of the service, anyone I’ve fired from a job.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army, and I’m very proud of that. But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I’d like to think I’m a caring human being.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Greatest Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

All you have to do is hold your first soldier who is dying in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that I can’t do anything about it… Then you understand the horror of war.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I can’t even begin to visualize myself as a five-star general… When I think of the people who are five-star generals, I can’t even see myself standing in their shadow.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I am not one of these guys who is just going to waste American lives by throwing people needlessly in frontal attacks up against the enemy if I can avoid doing that.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I’m not a type-B personality who knows I have cancer growing inside of me and can live with the knowledge. I go into a kung-fu attack position when I go through the door of a hospital.
Norman Schwarzkopf

For the entire first part of my career, I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic of circumstances.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Fish are a renewable resource, and one of the problems we’ve had is people feel obliged to catch the limit, then throw ’em in the garbage can.
Norman Schwarzkopf

The fun of fishing is catching ’em, not killing ’em.
Norman Schwarzkopf

When I fish, I stop thinking about anything else. But truth be told, if you want to declare victories, I can tell you the fish have won a lot more than I have. It’s interesting that something with a brain the size of a fish can outsmart us humans, who think we are el supremo.
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Top Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

I can stand in a crystal stream without another human around me and cast all day long, and if I never catch a single fish, I can come home and still feel like I had a wonderful time. It’s the being there that’s important.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Moving into an unoccupied village when there’s no opposition, I don’t call that a military victory.
Norman Schwarzkopf

There’s no doubt in my mind that whichever commander ordered the blowing up of Kamisiyah did so in following the instructions that he had received.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I am an environmentalist, but I’m not a wacko environmentalist. I believe that mankind and nature can live side-by-side for the mutual benefit of both.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.
Norman Schwarzkopf

They say the good Lord doesn’t charge you for the days you hunt and fish, and I believe that.
Norman Schwarzkopf

I saw Kuwait many times before the war. I remember it as a beautiful place, full of very nice people, and it’s a tragedy to see that somebody could set out to deliberately destroy a country the way the Iraqis have.
Norman Schwarzkopf

With a chemical alarm, you’re going to build one that is oversensitive because you would rather the alarm go off and give you a false alarm than to err on the other side.
Norman Schwarzkopf

War’s a profanity because let’s face it, you’ve got two opposing sides trying to settle their differences by killing as many of each other as they can.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Carpet bombing tends to portray something that’s totally indiscriminate, you know, en masse without regard to the target.
Norman Schwarzkopf

As young West Point cadets, our motto was ‘duty, honor, country.’ But it was in the field, from the rice paddies of Southeast Asia to the sands of the Middle East, that I learned that motto’s fullest meaning. There I saw gallant young Americans of every race, creed and background fight, and sometimes die, for ‘duty, honor, and their country.’
Norman Schwarzkopf

I think any student of military strategy would tell you that in order to attack a position, you should have a ratio of approximately 3 to 1 in favor of the attacker.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Nobody can ever pin you down when you speculate.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Someone once asked, ‘What is the difference between me and Saddam Hussein?’ The answer is, ‘I have a conscience and he doesn’t.’
Norman Schwarzkopf

When the Normandy Invasion was planned, a very specific strategic objective was given, and that strategic objective was the basis upon which the plan for the Normandy Invasion was derived.
Norman Schwarzkopf

The Patriot missile is a point defense missile. Point defense means that you put the missile at a location to defend a very specific target such as an airfield, a supply dump, or a headquarters.
Norman Schwarzkopf