George C. Marshall Quotes

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George C. Marshall Quotes

The price of peace is eternal vigilance
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Don't fight the problem, decide it.

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When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.

— George C. Marshall

I can't expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.

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The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.

— George C. Marshall

Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.

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Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.

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The choice is between acting with energy or losing by default.

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The one great element in continuing the success of an offensive is maintaining the momentum.

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As to my political faith- I have never voted. My father was a Democrat, my mother a Republican, and I am an Episcopalian.

— George C. Marshall

I must have assistants who will solve their own problems and tell me later what they've done.

— George C. Marshall

Discussions without end have been devoted to the subject of peace, and the efforts to obtain a general and lasting peace have been frequent through many years of world history.

— George C. Marshall

There has been considerable comment over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a soldier. I am afraid this does not seem as remarkable to me as it quite evidently appears to others. I know a great deal of the horrors and tragedies of war ... The cost of war in human lives is constantly spread before me, written neatly in many ledgers whose columns are gravestones. I am deeply moved to find some means or method of avoiding another calamity of war.

— George C. Marshall

”Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.”

— George C. Marshall

The instruments of war can be manufactured ... human blood cannot be; and the lack of just one pint could mean the life of an American serviceman.

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The patient is sinking while the doctors deliberate.

— George C. Marshall

A similar statement appears in the US Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report (European War) (30 September 1945): The great lesson to be learned in the battered towns of England and the ruined cities of Germany is that the best way to win a war is to prevent it from occurring.

— George C. Marshall

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