If you want to become a general, never get separated from your kit, never march on Moscow and never enter the Balkans.
contribution to ‘Favourite Wisdom’ compiled by Deborah Cassidi,
advice he claimed he was given at Sandhurst (the military college).
1. Good reconnaissance is never wasted.
2. Any damn fool can be uncomfortable
Author anon, a ‘General Clarke’ (cannot further identify, but the father of a friend of mine who used to quote him constantly, endearingly and persuasively).