„The art of war consists in being always able, even with an inferior army, to have stronger forces than the enemy at the point of attack or the point which is attacked.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
— Cyril Connolly, kniha Enemies of Promise
Ch. 14: The Charlock’s Shade (p. 116)
Enemies of Promise (1938), Part 2: The Charlock’s Shade
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
La peinture n'est pas faite pour décorer des appartements. C'est un instrument de guerre offensive et défensive contre l'ennemi.
La pintura no se ha inventado para adornar las habitaciones. La pintura es un arma ofensiva, en la defensa contra el enemigo.
Les lettres françaises (1943-03-24).
— William Goldman, kniha The Princess Bride
Zdroj: The Princess Bride
„The world of art was less fortunate. Many of the younger men barely lived through the first flush of youth. Destroying Death is the worst enemy to the arts.“
— Wynford Dewhurst British artist 1864 - 1941
Impressionist Painting: its genesis and development. (1904)
— Al-Mansur the second Abbasid Caliph 714 - 775
History of the Caliphs, p.275
„Discipline is, in a manner, nothing else but the art of inspiring the soldiers with greater fear of their officers than of the enemy.“
— Claude Adrien Helvétius French philosopher 1715 - 1771
De l'esprit or, Essays on the Mind, and Its Several Faculties (1758)
Kontext: Discipline is, in a manner, nothing else but the art of inspiring the soldiers with greater fear of their officers than of the enemy. This fear has often the effect of courage: but it cannot prevail against the fierce and obstinate valor of people animated by fanaticism, or warm love of their country.
„You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.“
— Gustave Flaubert French writer (1821–1880) 1821 - 1880
14 June 1853
Correspondence, Letters to Madame Louise Colet
„It is the nature of carnivores to get power and then, having disposed of their enemies, to deploy the emollient powers of Great Art to make themselves look like herbivores.“
— Robert Hughes Australian critic, historian, writer 1938 - 2012
"Komar and Melamid" (1982)
Nothing If Not Critical (1991)
— Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Reprinted from the Original Ed.,
1770s, A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)
Zdroj: A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Reprinted from the Original Ed.,
„[Our purpose is] to ensure that literature and art fit well into the whole revolutionary machine as a component part, that they operate as powerful weapons for uniting and educating the people and for attacking and destroying the enemy, and that they help the people fight the enemy with one heart and one mind.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
Chapter 32 https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/red-book/ch32.htm, originally published in Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art (May 1942), Selected Works, Vol. III, p. 84.
Originál: (zh) 要使文艺很好地成为整个革命机器的一个组成部分，作为团结人民、教育人民、打击敌人、消灭敌人的有力的武器，帮助人民同心同德地和敌人作斗争。
— Stephen King, kniha Misery
Kontext: Writers remember everything... especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Art consists of the persistence of memory.
„The storming of the Mannerheim Line was regarded as a model of operational and tactical art. Troops were taught to overcome the enemy's protracted defense by a gradual accumulation of forces and a patient "gnawing through" of breaches in the enemy's fortifications in accordance with all the rules of engineering science. Insufficient attention was paid to questions of co-operation among different branches and services of the armed forces under rapidly changing conditions. We had to retrain ourselves under enemy fire, paying a high price for the experience and knowledge without which we could not beat Hitler's army.“
— Sergei Biriuzov Soviet military commander 1904 - 1964
Quoted in "The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland" - Page 146 - by Eloise Engle, Eloise Paananen, Lauri Paananen - History - 1992
„If we are to project our power against the vital areas of any enemy across the ocean before beachheads on enemy territory are captured, it must be by air-sea power; by aircraft launched from carriers; and by heavy surface ships and submarines projecting guided missiles and rockets. If present promise is developed by research, test and production, these three types of air-sea power operating in concert will be able within the next ten years critically to damage enemy vital areas many hundreds of miles inland.
Naval task forces including these types are capable of remaining at sea for months. This capability has raised to a high point the art of concentrating air power within effective range of enemy objectives.“
— Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966
Employment of Naval Forces (1948)
— Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727
Actually a statement by American advertising executive and author Howard W. Newton (1903–1951); attributions to Isaac are relatively recent, those to Howard date at least to Sylva Vol. 1-3 (1945), p. 57 https://books.google.com/books?id=-QUcAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Tact+is+the+knack+of+making+a+point+without+making+an+enemy%22&dq=%22Tact+is+the+knack+of+making+a+point+without+making+an+enemy%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jtmwVJrZN43ksATPmID4BA&ved=0CNkBEOgBMCQ, where it is cited to an earlier publication in Redbook.
Varianta: Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Varianta: Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
— Georges Braque French painter and sculptor 1882 - 1963
Quote from the review 'Nord-Sud', December 1917
a remark of Braque's writings, he wrote during his long convalescence in the hospital, after he was seriously wounded in World War 1, in 1915
1908 - 1920