„Never to have occasion to take a position, to make up one's mind, or to define oneself — there is no wish I make more often.“

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1911 - 1995

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„My men have sometimes failed to take a position, but to defend one, never!“

—  Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
Statement to Major Heros von Borcke http://aotw.org/officers.php?officer_id=1082 (13 December 1862), as quoted in Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence (1867) by Heros von Borcke, p. 301; this has been paraphrased as "My troops may fail to take a position, but are never driven from one!"

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