Monday, August 04, 2008

Performance Evaluation from Genghis

No man is more valiant than Yessoutai; no one has rarer gifts. But, as the longest marches do not tire him, as he feels neither hunger nor thirst, he believes that his officers and men do not suffer from such things. That is why he is not fitted for high command. A general should think of hunger and thirst, so he may understand the suffering of those under him, and he should husband the strength of his men and beasts.

- Genghis Khan, quoted in Amy Chua's Day of Empire

1 comment:

Eclecticity said...

I know you hate this, but...

very cool quote. E.