Talk:Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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  • Moral courage - not afraid to say or do what you believe to be right.
  • Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
  • Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
  • Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
  • And the Lord said unto Moses, and in my opinion, quite rightly...
    • While reading the lesson at a church service. Variant: As God once said, and I think rightly...
  • If we lose the war in the air we lose the war and we lose it quickly.
  • I don't drink, I do not smoke, I sleep a great deal. That is why I am in one-hundred percent form.
    • (To Churchill, who replied: "I drink a great deal, I sleep little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred percent form.")
  • Lee and Meade should have been sacked.
    • To Eisenhower during a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield in 1957.
  • One of the great laws of war is Never invade Russia.