Bernard Law Montgomery — British Soldier born on November 17, 1887, died on March 24, 1976

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General", was a senior officer of the British Army... (wikipedia)

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
I was well beaten myself, and I am better for it.
Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
If we lose the war in the air we lose the war and we lose it quickly.