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B. H. Liddell Hart Quotes and Sayings

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Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests
that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Guerrilla war is a kind of war waged by the few but
dependent on the support of many.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

The search for the truth for truth's sake is the mark of the historian.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war.
But helplessness induces hopelessness.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

 

In reality, it si more fruitful to wound than to kill.
While the dead man lies still, counting only one man less,
the wounded man is a progressive drain upon his side.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories,
guarding, hitting, or moving.
Here, then, are the elements of combat,
whether in war or pugilism.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

The chief incalculable in war is the human will.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

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A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is
the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on
the experiences of the past,
in the endeavor to discover improvements,
in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction,
the quitting response that follows from the belief
that whatever you do doesn't matter.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps
the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
- Rebecca Latimer Felton

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness
and the feeling of helplessness.
- Lech Walesa

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying.
Maybe he was telling me that he was going.
I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.
- Robin Gibb

I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness.
That's why I really try to get my blogs,
and even myself, to point to the positive and look
at all the inspiring things that are happening.
- Daryl Hannah

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily,
which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me.
- Gary Kemp

There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men,
than there too often is, between the same man,
a lover and a husband.
- Samuel Richardson

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was
very vulgar and deeply stupid.
From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for
making a film that is about stupid people.
- Claude Chabrol

Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist,
notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved.
- Giorgio Moroder

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
- Marcel Proust

Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time.
We could hardly get through it.
- Buddy Rice

Considering the company I keep in this place,
that is hardly surprising.
- Robert Menzies

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs,
few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

The publication of the third volume of Capital has
made hardly any impression upon bourgeois economic science.
- Rudolf Hilferding

I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks;
have been at the office from nine A.M.
to eleven P.M.
regularly.
- Franklin Knight Lane

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

There are hardly five critics in America;
and several of them are asleep.
- Herman Melville

Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling
your life so full of meaningful things that you'll
hardly have time to think about food.
- Peace Pilgrim

The properties which differentiate living matter from
any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt,
but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

I hardly teach.
It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one
subject and learning from each other.
I enjoy the process.
- Fay Godwin

I hardly remember how I started to write poetry.
It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
- David Antin

I still don't like doing interviews.
I hardly do any...
I hope this will be the last one for a long while.
- Beth Gibbons

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture.
Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
- Alan Perlis

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women,
but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.
- Ronald Firbank

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy,
but their good taste and their scientific knowledge
of composition were enormous.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It seems everything is so full of possibilities one
can hardly take it all in.
- Kenneth Koch

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire;
it is hardly a passion,
but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
- George Eliot

The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens.
A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction.
- Penelope Lively

Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of
the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.
- Robert Adamson

Comics, at least in periodical form,
exist almost entirely free of any pretense;
the critical world of art hardly touches them,
and they're 100% personal.
- Chris Ware

Men may be popular without being ambitious,
but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.
- Lord North

People got insights into what was bothering them,
but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
- Albert Ellis

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed,
that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us,
if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
- Lord Chesterfield

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit,
but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it.
- J. D. Salinger

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

Certain things do not effect me anymore,
which is not always good.
There is always commotion, but I notice that hardly
anything affects me or puts me out of balance.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

I hardly see myself as a futurist.
- Dick Wolf

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know
a gentleman he hardly ever meets.
I do not mean his maker, but himself.
- William Ralph Inge

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain
a few odd volumes of Shakespeare.
I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for
the first time in a log cabin.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I don't want to do anything like Can't Hardly Wait,
I don't want to do anything like Scream.
I saw all those movies, and they were good,
but they're just not what I want to do.
- Laura Prepon

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
- Fiona Shaw

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

The picture surface recedes just as much in the 20th
century as it did in the 15th.
The techniques of making pictures have hardly changed.
- Howard Hodgkin


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