Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Quotes I Like

In the study of personal protection, self-defense and survival I have found the following books and authors to be very helpful.

Lt. Col. A. J. Drexel Biddle, U.S.M.C.R.
"Do or Die: A Supplementary Manual on Individual Combat"
1937, Paladin Press, P.O. Box 1307, Boulder, CO 80306

“Remember! You are never defenseless. The assailant’s eyes are an easy mark. At close range a handful of gravel or any handy article might be thrown at the eyes, or a hat whipped into them.”

Captain W.E. Fairbairn
"Get Tough! How to Win in Hand-to-Hand Fighting (1942)"
1979, Paladin Press, P.O. Box 1307, Boulder, CO 80306

“There will be some who will be shocked by the methods advocated here. To them I say in war you cannot afford the luxury of squeamishness. Either you kill or capture, or you will be captured or killed. We’ve got to be tough to win, and we’ve got to be ruthless – tougher and more ruthless than our enemies.”

John Styers
"Cold Steel, Technique of Close Combat"
1952, Paladin Press, P.O. Box 1307, Boulder, CO 80306

“CONFIDENCE in yourself—the self assurance that you CAN DO IT—is the first requisite: the rest is a matter of KNOW – HOW and PRACTICE. This confidence will allow you to stay LOOSE, mentally and physically, until the moment which necessitates the application of your chosen plan of attack. Then HIT FAST and HARD, pressing the attack to its successful conclusion.

Brigadier General Samuel B. Griffith, U.S.M.C. (Ret.)
"Mao Tse-Tung, on Guerilla Warfare"
1961, Praeger Publishers, Inc., 111 Fourth Avenue, NY, NY 10003

“The first law of war is to preserve ourselves and destroy the enemy.”

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