Quotes by Norman Schwarzkopf
- A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
- 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.
- 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.
- Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
- 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.
- 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.
- I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.
- I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.
- 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.
- Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
- The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
- The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
- True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.
- War is a profane thing.
- 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.
- 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.