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I made all my generals out of mud.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armor, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.