I would have become a writer
if I had not become a commander.

Alexander Suvorov

 

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Alexander Suvorov (1729 1800) is a legendary invincible Russian military commander and the author of The Science of Winning. Suvorov won all the battles with least possible losses.

 

Wisdom

Russia

 

   

A Historic Link

A student of Suvorov Kutuzov defeated Napoleon.

 

 

 

Hurry to do good!

Alexander Suvorov

 

Win with ability, not with numbers.

Alexander Suvorov

 

 

Fight the enemy with the weapons he lacks.


To surprise the enemy is to defeat him.


Hard in training easy in a battle. Easy in training hard in a battle.

 

 

The whole world is not worth even one drop of needlessly shed blood.

Alexander Suvorov

 

 

Easy victories are not dear to the Russian heart.


Courage takes fortresses.


Fortune seized at the right moment brings victory.


A near actionable goal is better than a remote one.

 

 

A scared one is half-defeated.

Alexander Suvorov

 

 

The more comfort the less courage there is.


He is no longer cunning, of whom everyone says that he is cunning.


Speed and pressure are the key to victory.


It is better to attack a dangerous enemy than to wait for them to attack you.

 

 

No battle can be won in the study,
and theory without practice is dead.

Alexander Suvorov

 

 

One minute can decide the outcome of the battle, one hour the outcome of the campaign, and one day the fate of the country.

 

Fast Company

Fast to Market

 

 

Speed is needed, but haste is harmful.

Alexander Suvorov

 

 

As long as the enemy fights he must be beaten relentlessly, but a defeated enemy and especially the civilian population must be treated generously.

 

Russian Character

The Art of War

 

 

From a young age, learn to forgive the offenses of your neighbor and never forgive your own.

Alexander Suvorov