training and tactics quotes
how about sharing your favorite quotes about training, tactics, mental awareness and preparation, etc.
my favorite: "the will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." Juma Ikangaa, Tanzanian marathoner/trainer
also: "the only tactics I admire are 'do-or-die.'" Herb Elliott, several times world record holder at one mile and at 1500 meters
"you can be carrying all the latest whiz-bang weapons you want, and if you're not paying attention, someone will sneak up behind you and hit you on the head with a rock." me (sensei2), to his son
"amateurs talk hardware (guns), professionals talk software." (training) someone well-known in the firearms world. Larry Vickers? Clint Smith? anyone know for sure?
"owning a gun makes one a shooter in the same way that owning a horse makes one a rider." Jeff Cooper i have heard several variations on this, i.e. owning a guitar makes one a musician. can anyone authenticate the original quote with a citation from Cooper's writings?
i would also very much like to know WHO originated your quote(s), if you know, of course.