"Make offensive war like Alexander, Hannibal, Cæsar, Gustavus Adolphus, Turenne, Prince Eugene and Frederick. Read, re-read the history of their eighty-three campaigns. Model yourself on them. It is the only way to become a great captain and to master the secrets of the art. Your genius thus enlightened will make you reject the maxims opposed to those of these great men." - Napoleon, "Notes sur l'Art de la Guerre."
"Reading and Discourse are requisite to make a Souldier perfect in the Art Military, how great soever his practical knowledge may be." - Monk, Duke of Albemarle, "Observations on Military Affairs."
"There is no genius like the genius of labor; there is no reward like that which comes from energy, system and perseverance." - R. W Johnson, "A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War."