Monday, February 4, 2013

Quote of the Week

Two qualities are indispensable: 
first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour,
retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; 
and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.  

Karl Von Clausewitz

3 comments:

  1. this quote should always be followed by Admiral Stockdale quote:

    “This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
    Stockdale Paradox

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  2. Odd how some of the sharpest thinkers were in the Wehrmacht, brilliant minds lead down the wrong path. He was one of the more philosophical Military leaders.

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  3. Klasewtitz was in the Prusdian and Russian armies fighting, and losing to Napoleon. His philosophy was hard-won

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