— Victor Frederick Weisskopf Austrian-born American theoretical physicist 1908 - 2002
„Troops are not to be led to battle unless confident of success.“
Numquam ad certamen publicum produxeris militem, nisi cum eum uideris sperare uictoriam.
— Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams Reaching Your Destiny
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
„To a very high degree the measure of success in battle leadership is the ability to profit by the lessons of battle experience.“
— Lucian Truscott Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1895 - 1965
Quoted in Command Missions, A Personal Story, New York, 1954,
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Mark Twain's Notebook, 1887 Letter to Cordelia Welsh Foote (Cincinnati), 2 December 1887. Letter reprinted http://www.twainquotes.com/Success.html in Benjamin De Casseres's When Huck Finn Went Highbrow https://www.worldcat.org/title/when-huck-finn-went-highbrow/oclc/2514292 (1934).
„A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror, that confidence of success that often induces real success.“
— Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
From The Life and Works of Sigmund Freud by Ernest Jones, Vol. I, ch. 1 (1953) p. 5 Eine Kindheitserinnerung aus »Dichtung und Wahrheit«, first published in the journal Imago, vol. 5 issue 2 (1917), p. 57 books. google http://books.google.com/books?id=05FXAAAAMAAJ&q=Eroberergef%C3%BChl = http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29946/29946-h/29946-h.htm
— Ja'far al-Sadiq Muslim religious person 702 - 765
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.1, p. 202
„There were similarities between these two incidents. The similarity was too much success … over-confidence and complacency, quite frankly.“
— Alan Shepard American astronaut 1923 - 1998
Discussing the 1967 Apollo 1 fire and 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster incidents — reported in The Deseret News staff (May 7, 1995) "Even Cosmos Is Aghast at Size of Earthly Egos", The Deseret News, p. A2.
„Neurosis can be understood best as the battle between tendencies within an individual; deep character analysis leads, if successful, to the progressive solution.“
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
„One minute decides the outcome of a battle, one hour the success of a campaign, one day the fate of empires.“
— Alexander Suvorov Russian military commander 1953 - 1800
other version: One minute can decide the outcome of the battle, one hour - the outcome of the campaign, and one day - the fate of the country. "Encyclopedia of Russian History" - Page 1504 by James R. Millar - Soviet Union - 2004.
„The secret of success in battle lies often not so much in the use of one's own strength but in the exploitation of the other side's weaknesses.“
— Samuel Youd British writer 1922 - 2012
When the Tripods Came
— W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet 1907 - 1973
Not by Auden; sources from the 1980s attribute it to the Rev. W. A. Nance (the name seems to have been confused with Auden's).
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955