Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

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Born: August 22, 1934, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Tampa, Florida, USA, December 27, 2012
Occupation: Military person

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

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

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

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

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

I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.
- 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

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

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

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

War is a profane thing.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

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

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

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