Walter Warlimont Quote
To Hitler, August 3rd. Quoted in The Battle of the Falaise Gap - Page 51 - by Eddy Florentin - 1967
“This decision is absolutely contrary to my understanding of what the plan was to be in the event of an invasion.”
Quoted in The Longest Day: June 6, 1944 - Page 230 - by Cornelius Ryan - History - 1994
“The Fuhrer has decided to raze the city of St. Petersburg from the face of the earth. After the defeat of Soviet Russia there will be not the slightest reason for the future existence of this large city.”
Quoted in The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad - Page 351 - by Harrison E. Salisbury - History - 2003
“Hitler's large-scale demands for the Mediterranean meant that...the plans for...an 'Eastern Wall' were overtaken by the increasingly rapid advance of the Red Army.”
After the end of WWII, quoted in Inside Hitler's Headquarters, 1939-45 - Page 388 - by Walter Warlimont - 1964
“If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”
Reported in Vince Lombardi, Jr., What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership (2003), p. 105.
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
―George Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw: Selections of his wit and wisdom (Follett Pub. Co., 1965), p. 179
Quoted in Newsday, 11 Feb. 1988
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Warlimont
Born: October 3, 1894
Died: October 9, 1976 (aged 82)
Bio: Walter Warlimont was a German officer known for his role as a deputy chief in the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, Germany's Supreme Armed Forces Command during World War II.