„A bold general may be lucky, but no general can be lucky unless he is bold.  The general who allows himself to be bound and hampered by regulations is unlikely to win a battle.“

—  Archibald Wavell, 1. Earl Wavell, "Generals and Generalship" (1939), I – The Good General.
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Archibald Wavell, 1. Earl Wavell
britischer Feldmarschall, Vizekönig von Indien, Kommandeur … 1883 - 1950

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„The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.“

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„Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system.“

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„The lucky man is honored …
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—  Mark Penn American political consultant 1954
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