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“But then that is only a small part of generalship. For a general must also be capable of furnishing military equipment and providing supplies for the men;1 he must be resourceful, active, careful, hardy and quick-witted; he must be both gentle and brutal, at once straightforward and designing, capable of both caution and surprise, lavish and rapacious, generous and mean, skilful in defence and attack; and there are many other qualifications, some natural, some acquired, that are necessary to one who would succeed as a general.

1 Cyropaedia I. vi. 14.

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