Altogether, Cavalry operations are exceedingly difficult, knowledge of the country is absolutely necessary, and ability to comprehend the situation at a glance, and an audacious spirit, are everything.
Everyone has seen people dancing all night. But take a man and make him dance for a quarter of an hour without music and see if he can bear it.
Every unit that is not supported is a defeated unit.
Hope encourages men to endure and attempt everything; in depriving them of it, or in making it too distant, you deprive them of their very soul.
It is not big armies that win battles, it is the good ones.
We (soldiers) are like cloaks,-one thinks of us only when it rains.