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Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation. ...
by Max Euwe

Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
- Max Euwe

Chess is a sport.
The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.
- Max Euwe

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of
giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.
- Max Euwe

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

 

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
- Susan Sontag

If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively,
then the design strategy is flawed.
- Tom Watson

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Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy
for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print.
You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.
- Rudy Rucker

So we need the same strategy, we need young,
aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done,
but getting them through is the challenge.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

The President, the Administration and the campaign need a theme.
I am concerned that the President is seen as a tactician
without an overall strategy of his plan for the country.
- Robert Teeter

Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album,
not a smart poker strategy.
- Richard Roeper

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.
- Michael Porter

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core
of what they teach is strategy.
- Michael Porter

By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental
program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental
quality and economic growth.
- Barry Commoner

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate
the President's lack of an exit strategy,
and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S.
tax dollars.
- Russ Carnahan

There's a fundamental distinction between strategy
and operational effectiveness.
- Michael Porter

Yale is practicing a most unusual media strategy.
I'd call it Just say nothing.
- Merrie Spaeth

The foundations of democratic transition should be
laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy
that is supported by various policy tools,
and implemented wisely.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy
and involved the strategy for health care.
- Sidney Blumenthal

So companies have to be very schizophrenic.
On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy.
But they also have to be good at continuously improving.
- Michael Porter

I honestly have no strategy whatsoever.
I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox
and completely surprise me.
- Ben Kingsley

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.
- Michael Porter

This strategy represents our policy for all time.
Until it's changed.
- Marlin Fitzwater

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it
self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get
their clocks cleaned if they start one.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

My strategy has always been to give people just enough of me,
then pull back.
That way, they'll want more.
- Keith Sweat

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
- Anita Brookner

See, what we were going to do was say,
the Internet is this great business strategy tool.
- James Daly

Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless
the Administration is prepared to implement a reform
strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
- Kit Bond

Our strategy is to defend ourselves against an occupying
army and against settlers and settlements.
- Ahmed Yassin

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

The essence of strategy is that you must set limits
on what you're trying to accomplish.
- Michael Porter

Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics.
Defensive measures.
- Carlos Ghosn

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
- Sun Tzu

You may not be interested in strategy,
but strategy is interested in you.
- Leon Trotsky

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

But it is not conscious strategy to go for unconventional roles.
- Anil Kapoor

Bush's faith in the rightness of his strategy in the
broader war is deep-seated.
It is a product of faith.
- Rich Lowry

I think we have to notice that the business processes
we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting
and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Leaders establish the vision for the future and set
the strategy for getting there.
- John P. Kotter

Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries

What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy.
This strategy is a strategy for dominion.
- Gary North

When an aggressor force continually launches attacks
from a particular base of operations,
it is sound military strategy to take the flight to the enemy.
- Timothy McVeigh

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.
But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

That's the strategy that myself and my party have pursued and are pursuing.
- John Hume

Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy
in terms of getting out there and building a network.
- Artur Davis

Hussein has a strategy.
I'm sure he'll implement that strategy,
and it would be to our detriment.
We're embarking on an exercise about which we know nothing.
- John Hewson

Drilling in ANWR fails to lower energy prices today
and sets no long term energy strategy for tomorrow.
- Dan Lipinski

Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs;
it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
- Michael Porter

If Americans could legally access prescription drugs
outside the United States,
then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy.
- Chuck Grassley

If you look at the various strategies available for
dealing with a new technology,
sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.
- Ralph Merkle

In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss -
and that is to market to your best customers first,
your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.
- John Romero

We are running out of time.
We need a strategy to win in Iraq or an exit strategy to leave.
- Max Cleland

The new strategy is to teach intelligent design without
calling it intelligent design.
- Kenneth Miller

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer,
but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
- Sun Tzu

Simply cutting the taxes for America's wealthiest families
is clearly not creating the needed new jobs,
and that strategy is unlikely to succeed in the future.
- Tim Johnson

Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
- Virgil

A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
- Michael Porter

We opened a design center in the South of England last
year as part of our strategy for being close to our
customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets.
- David Milne

That strategy of racing for the top five and racing
for the win is where everybody wants to be.
- Dale Earnhardt

Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people.
- Michael Porter

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
- Rudy Giuliani

Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly
as the Richard Speck strategy:
if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once,
take them out of the room one at a time.
- Grover Norquist

It is what makes the reform process an art,
not just a science.
You have to develop a strategy that tells you what
reform measures you should follow and in what sequence.
- Vaclav Klaus

Finally, strategy must have continuity.
It can't be constantly reinvented.
- Michael Porter

Where Joe was more vocal and emotional whereas Chuck was very reserved.
But, both of them executed great strategy and both
of them demanded a lot of their players.
- Franco Harris

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.
- Charles de Gaulle

I've done reasonably well over the last 10 years because
I took the strategy of language and politics and applied
it to the corporate world,
which has never been done before.
- Frank Luntz

It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes
all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand.
The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner.
Tactics is getting her to drink it.
- Frank Muir

There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole -
women and men alike -
than the one which involves women as central players.
- Kofi Annan


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