B.h. Hart

B.h. Hart

The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battle is usually decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of their men.More B.h. Hart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there- a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, whereas an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance.More B.h. Hart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding.More B.h. Hart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.More B.h. Hart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The art of the indirect approach can only be mastered, and its full scope appreciated, by study of and reflection upon the whole history of war. But we can at least crystallize the lessons into two simple maxims- one negative, the other positive. The first is that, in face of the overwhelming evidence of history, no general is justified in launching his troops to a direct attack upon an enemy firmly in position. The second, that instead of seeking to upset the enemy's equilibrium by one's attack, it must be upset beMore B.h. Hart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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