Erwin Rommel Quotes

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Erwin Rommel Quotes

A risk is a chance you take; if it fails you can recover. A gamble is a chance taken; if it fails, recovery is impossible.
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Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, but brains saves both.

— Erwin Rommel

No plan survives contact with the enemy

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When there's no clear option, it's better to do nothing.

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It is often possible to decide the issue of a battle merely by making an unexpected shift of one's main weight.

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If I had to take hell, I would use the Australians to take it and the New Zealanders to hold it.

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In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.

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A risk is a chance you take; if it fails you can recover. A gamble is a chance taken; if it fails, recovery is impossible.

— Erwin Rommel

One of the most important factors, not only in military matters but in life as a whole, is ... the ability to direct one's whole energies towards the fulfillment of a particular task.

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The battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters, long before the shooting begins.

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The art of concentrating strength at one point, forcing a breakthrough, rolling up and securing the flanks on either side, and then penetrating like lightning deep into his rear, before the enemy has time to react.

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In Tunisia the Americans had to pay a stiff price for their experience, but it brought rich dividends. Even at that time, the American generals showed themselves to be very advanced in the tactical handling of their forces, although we had to wait until the Patton Army in France to see the most astonishing achievements in mobile warfare.

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The commander must establish personal and comradely contact with his men, but without giving away one inch of authority.

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I would rather he had given me one more division

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The battle is going very heavily against us. We're being crushed by the enemy weight. We are facing very difficult days, perhaps the most difficult that a man can undergo

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I didn't die nor win.

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There are always times where the place of a commander isn't back with his Major State, but onward with his troops.

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