The politicians pontificate and manoeuvre with eloquent manifestos and pronouncements saying little about the challenges we must confront.
What are we learning Frenchor thepianofor,Iwould like to know, if it is not to be sold to a man some day? We have to cringe, and manoeuvre, and grimace for a husbanda husband who may be deaf orhavea hump if he is richa husband that may attack you in delirium tremens to-day if he makes a devout act of contrition for it to-morrow.
Napoleon did not manoeuvre at all. He just moved forward inthe old style, in columns, and was drivenoff in the old style.
We had not the armour, the strength, the quickness in manoeuvre, yes, the leadershipmichael foot
I had won notable victories on paper and the map with the aid of greaseproof pencils and a typewriter. In the course of this very campaign, if one may dignify the disaster thus, I had seen French generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with strokes of the crayon and dispose of hostile concentrations, that unahappily were on the ground as well as on the map, with sweeps of the eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?frederick e. morgan
Every manoeuvre must be the development of a scheme; it must aim at a goal.Ferdinand Foch
When you see someone trying to manoeuvre it round the school gates you have to think, you are a complete idiot.Ken Livingstone
As those of us know who have taken part in battle, it is one thing to manoeuvre freely when secure in the knowledge that the man behind the gun is doing his best to miss us, but it is quite another thing when that same man is doing his utmost to liquidate you.frederick e. morgan