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"When at a press conference on April 25th [1941] he [Franklin D. Roosevelt] was asked about public criticism that he was using U.S. Navy warships to escort convoys he insisted that ‘Patrols were not escorts. If by calling a cow a horse you think that makes the cow a horse,’ he quipped to the reporters, ‘I don't think so’. But of course it was FDR who was calling a cow a horse. When a reporter called him on it by asking ‘Mr. President can you tell us the difference between a patrol and a convoy?’ FDR shot back, ‘You know the difference between a cow and a horse?’"

Craig L. Symonds
World War II at Sea: A Global History, 2018

“The link between a climber and success is the contact of his skin on the handholds and the rubber on the footholds. Between these things is a massively complicated process of confidence, a harmony of understanding, and a precision of timed movement.”

Stevie Haston

“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.”

Sun Tzu
The Art of War