53 Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes On Success In Life

Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as the commander of United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Gulf War. These Norman Schwarzkopf quotes will motivate you.

Best Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

  1. “In a recent interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harboured and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer…”I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  2. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  3. “I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  4. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  5. “Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  6. “Ninety-nine percent of leadership failures are failures of character.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  7. “Success is sweet, but the secret is sweat.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  8. “How do you fight someone who doesn’t care if they get killed? You accommodate them.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  9. “I believe that forgiving them is god’s function, our job is to arrange the meeting.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  10. “To be an effective leader, you have to have a manipulative streak – you have to figure out the people working for you and give each tasks that will take advantage of his strength.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  11. “Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  12. “You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  13. “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  14. “You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  15. “It’s the sense of duty that keeps you going sometimes when things get very, very rough. Somebody’s got to do it. And if you don’t, who will?” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  16. “Leadership consists of character and strategy. If you can’t have both, opt for character.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  17. “When placed in command, take charge.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes
  18. “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  19. “As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  20. “Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  21. “Judge your enemy based upon capabilities, not intent, you have to look at the enemy and really almost make a worst case call every time.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  22. “Particularly when you’re dealing with very high ranking people, you know, you have to get their attention, they are used to, by their rank, of having their own way and doing their own thing and when it’s necessary to all work together on something, sometimes you have to hit the mule between the eyes of the two by four to get its attention.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  23. “Choose to win
    Get mad, then get over it.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  24. “I have seen competent leaders who stood in front of a platoon and all they saw was a platoon. But great leaders stand in front of a platoon and see it as 44 individuals, each of whom has aspirations, each of who wants to live, each of whom wants to do good.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  25. “Fear will keep you alive in a war. Fear will keep you alive in business. There’s nothing wrong with fear.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  26. “I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic of circumstances.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  27. “It is God’s job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face-to-face meeting.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  28. “A very great man once said you should love your enemies and that’s not a bad piece of advice. We can love them but, by God, that doesn’t mean we’re not going to fight them.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  29. “I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  30. “You can’t help but… with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, ‘Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn’t be facing what we are facing today.'” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  31. “A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  32. “I don’t consider myself dovish and I certainly don’t consider myself hawkish. Maybe I would describe myself as owlish that is wise enough to understand that you want to do everything possible to avoid war.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  33. “I get angry at a principle, not a person.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  34. “Good generalship is a realization that… you’ve got to try and figure out how to accomplish your mission with a minimum loss of human life.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  35. “From the time I was twelve years old until I retired last year at the age of fifty-seven, the Army was my life. I loved commanding soldiers and being around people who had made a serious commitment to serve their country.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf , Norman Schwarzkopf quotes on army
  36. “If it had been our intention to take Iraq, if it had been our intention to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  37. “Had we taken all of Iraq, we would have been like a dinosaur in the tar pit – we would still be there, and we, not the United Nations, would be bearing the costs of that occupation.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  38. “I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  39. “Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  40. “An awful lot has been written about my temper.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  41. “What people don’t understand is this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing.
    There’s no other nation in the world where that happens. And it’s very much a part of our heritage.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  42. “With a chemical alarm, you’re going to build one that is oversensitive because you would rather the alarm go off and give you a false alarm than to err on the other side” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  43. “I am quite confident that in the foreseeable future armed conflict will not take the form of huge land armies facing each other across extended battle lines, as they did in World War I and World War II or, for that matter, as they would have if NATO had faced the Warsaw Pact on the field of battle.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  44. “I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  45. “Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  46. “I’m not a politician. I’d make a lousy politician.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  47. “I like to say I’m not a hero. I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  48. “If we invade Iraq and the regime is very close to falling, I’m very, very concerned that the Iraqis will, in fact, use weapons of mass destruction.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  49. “War is a profane thing.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

  50. “I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  51. “I’d like to think I’m a caring human being.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  52. “If Saddam were to be replaced tomorrow he would probably be replaced with someone who’s just as bad or worse than he is.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  53. “First of all, Saddam did not win the war, even though he says he did, I mean, you know, that’s a joke and everybody in the world knows it.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

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