Tuesday, March 13, 2012

30 Days of Churchill - Day 11

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter.  -- My Early Life, A Roving Commission (1930)

1 comment:

DaddyBear said...

I don't know how many times I've read in history books or heard on the evening news about how "This will only take a few weeks" or "the boys will be back before the snow flies". What I think a lot of people forget is that in war and the rest of life, the enemy gets a vote, and they don't always act as stupidly as you plan.

Always prepare as if what you are about to do is going to be hard, long, and ugly. If you complete your task quick, pretty, and clean, then so much the better, but it's better to be ahead of schedule, under budget, and looking like a superstar than to be out of money, out of time, and looking like an idiot.

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