“No leader, however great, can long continue unless he wins battles. The battle decides all.”
“Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it.”
“Hence in the wise leader’s plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together.”
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
I sometimes wonder if our world leaders are very smart and just putting us on, or very stupid and mean it.