Quotes by: B. H. Liddell Hart

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Sir
Basil Liddell Hart
Born (1895-10-31)31 October 1895
Paris, France
Died 29 January 1970(1970-01-29) (aged 74)
Nationality British
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Occupation Soldier, author, military historian, military theorist, journalist
Spouse(s) Jessie Stone (m. April 1918)
Children
Adrian Liddell Hart
Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1914–1927
Rank Captain
Battles/wars World War I Battle of the Somme

The search for the truth for truth's sake is the mark of the historian.
B. H. Liddell Hart
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
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
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
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
Guerrilla war is a kind of war waged by the few but dependent on the support of many.
B. H. Liddell Hart
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
B. H. Liddell Hart
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