• If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.
    If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.
    ~ Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
  • I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defense of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter.
    ~ Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
  • He who neither drinks, nor smokes, nor dances; He who preaches and even occasionally practices piety, temperance and celibacy, is generally a saint, or a mahatma or more likely a humbug but he certainly won't make a leader or for that matter a good soldier.
    ~ Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw