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In whatever position you find yourself, determine first your objective.
– Ferdinand Foch

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
– Ferdinand Foch

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
– Ferdinand Foch

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
– Ferdinand Foch

My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.
– Ferdinand Foch

The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious.
– Ferdinand Foch

Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.
– Ferdinand Foch

Every manoeuvre must be the development of a scheme; it must aim at a goal.
– Ferdinand Foch

To be disciplined does not mean being silent, abstaining, or doing only what one thinks one
may undertake without risk; it is not the art of eluding responsibility; it means acting in
compliance with orders received, and therefore finding in one’s own mind, by effort and
reflection, the possibility to carry out such orders. It also means finding in one’s own will the
energy to face the risks involved in execution.
– Ferdinand Foch

In tactics, action is the governing rule of war.
– Ferdinand Foch

An army is to a chief what a sword is to a soldier. It is only worth anything in so far as it
receives from him a certain impulsion.
– Ferdinand Foch

There is but one means to extenuate the effects of enemy fire: it is to develop a more violent
fire oneself.
– Ferdinand Foch

The distribution of troops devoted to the defence of a place includes a garrison, an occupying
force, numerically as weak as possible; a reserve as strong as possible, designed for
counterattacking and for providing itself, at the moment it goes into action, with a security
service which will guard it from any possible surprise.
– Ferdinand Foch

The laurels of victory are at the point of the enemy bayonets. They must be plucked there;
they must be carried by a hand-to-hand fight if one really means to conquer.
– Ferdinand Foch

A war not only arises, but derives its nature, from the political ideas, the moral sentiments,
and the international relations obtaining at the moment when it breaks out. This amounts to
saying: try and know why and with the help of what you are going to act; then you will find
out how to act.
– Ferdinand Foch

This Article is Posted on 07 Apr 2015 in Informative Section and Quotes