Bernard Montgomery quotes

Born
17 November 1887 Kennington, Surrey, England.

Died
24 March 1976.

Occupation
Soldier.

Bernard Montgomery was a senior British Army officer.

Let no man surrender so long as he is unwounded and can fight.
– Bernard Montgomery

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
– Bernard Montgomery

Im my profession you have to mystify the enemy.
– Bernard Montgomery

Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset, its flexibility.
– Bernard Montgomery

The first duty of a leader is opti­mism. How does your sub­or­di­nate feel after meet­ing with you? Does he feel uplifted? If not, you are not a leader.
– Bernard Montgomery

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
– Bernard Montgomery

Decisions! And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision, then he is no good.
– Bernard Montgomery

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.
– Bernard Montgomery

As God once said, and I think rightly.
– Bernard Montgomery

If we lose the war in the air we lose the war and we lose it quickly.
– Bernard Montgomery

The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry, and in fact all the arms, lean on the gunners.
– Bernard Montgomery