George Marshall

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George Marshall

George Marshall

I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind.More George Marshall [07/22/2011 01:07:41]
Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can't expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Go right straight down the road, to do what is best, and to do it frankly and without evasion.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It seems to be hard wired into our pleasure centres to move to music.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I said bluntly that if the president were to follow Mr. Clifford's advice and if in the elections I were to vote, I would vote against the president.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't want you fellows sitting around asking me what to do. I want you to tell me what to do.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
”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.”More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The refusal of the British and Russian peoples to accept what appeared to be inevitable defeat was the great factor in the salvage of our civilization.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You know, I know, all of us know that the time factor is the vital consideration - and vital is the correct meaning of the term - of our national defense program; that we must never be caught in the same situation we found ourselves in 1917.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The time has come when we must proceed with the business of carrying the war to the enemy, not permitting the greater portion of our armed forces and our valuable material to be immobilized within the continental United States.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The one great element in continuing the success of an offensive is maintaining the momentum. This was lost last fall when shortages caused by the limitation of port facilities made it impossible to get sufficient supplies to the armies when they approached the German border.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An essential part of any successful action on the part of the United States is an understanding on the part of the people of America of the character of the problem and the remedies to be applied. ... It is virtually impossible at this distance merely by reading, or listening, or even seeing photographs or motion pictures, to grasp at all the real significance of the situation. And yet the whole world of the future hangs on a proper judgment.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wars are bred by poverty and oppression. Continued peace is possible only in a relatively free and prosperous world.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think one difficulty is that the problem is one of such enormous complexity that the very mass of facts presented to the public by press and radio make it exceedingly difficult for the man in the street to reach a clear appraisement of the situation. It is virtually impossible at this distance to grasp at all the real significance of the situation.More George Marshall [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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