QUOTE (Bernard L Montgomery)

November 17, 2015

bmontgomery“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.”

~ Bernard L Montgomery


In honor of Bernard L Montgomery, World War II British Field Marshall, who was born on this day in 1887.

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  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner.

    • Thanks for the reblog! God Bless, JD

  2. Absolutely fantastic quote. It’s so great because it is so true. When a soldier (even the Christian) doesn’t understand how the little battle he fights affects the whole battle, discouragement is much more likely, thereby decreasing the effectiveness of the whole army.

    Great quote. I’ll probably use it in a sermon very soon.

    • That was the exact application that I had made with this quote. The little battles matter! God Bless, JD

  3. Another great quote by an Englishman is from W.R. Inge. He wrote: “And let us remember, when we are inclined to be disheartened, that the private soldier is a poor judge of the fortunes of a great battle.”

    • That is a wonderful quote. I had never heard of W.R. Inge so I Googled him. I found another good quote: “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.” Thanks for introducing me to W.R. Inge.
      God Bless! JD

  4. WW2 has some colorful generals including Montgomery

    • They had some very colorful generals. I don’t know how many of them would have lasted in today’s military culture.

  5. True and true

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