„Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.“

—  George Patton, Quoted in 50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World‎ (2007) by William Weir, p. 173 Unsourced variant: Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man. Anything built by man, can be destroyed by him.
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