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  • There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed. -- Boris Yeltsin
  • Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone. -- Erwin Rommel
  • Our cities need to change, fast. Tactical Urbanism is a guided tour of solutions created when local people decide they can't wait for politics to catch up before they improve their neighborhoods. This weathervane book deserves a place on any urbanist's bookshelf. -- Alex Steffen
  • There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed -- Boris Yeltsin
  • Make-up is all about shading; it's about tactical application. -- Natalie Dormer
  • Today's tactical victory does not guarantee tomorrow's strategic success. -- Peter Pace
  • Even when you are right, there are costs and taxes associated with being tactical. When you are wrong, there are opportunity costs. -- Barry Ritholtz
  • So we have a group within the office that is devoted to support for the war fighter. That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern. -- Stephen Cambone
  • A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players' performance: his tactical awareness, his physical condition, his technical ability and his mental strength. -- Gary Neville
  • The cooperation of navies from around the world promises high tactical value for the ships, aircraft, and divers involved; while demonstrating international resolve in defending maritime security against potential threats. -- John C. Stennis
  • Running back-to-back races requires a certain tactical prudence. Going too hard in any one race might jeopardize your performance in another. Maintaining proper hydration and caloric equilibrium also becomes increasingly critical. -- Dean Karnazes
  • I don't think there are as many usability issues as there are tactical or strategic decisions related to whether incorporating social networking into your site is going to help or hurt. -- Steve Krug
  • Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn't pay off. -- Warren Zevon
  • Imagine the world of mobile based on Nokia and Motorola if Apple had not been restarted by a missionary entrepreneur named Steve Jobs who cared more for his vision than being tactical and financial. -- Vinod Khosla
  • Iraq... has also had contacts with al-Qaida. Their ties may be limited by divergent ideologies, but the two sides' mutual antipathy toward the United States and the Saudi royal family suggests that tactical cooperation between them is possible. -- George Tenet
  • Most Americans will be horrified that President Obama is compromising our deterrent to chemical and biological attacks on this country. Our allies will also be troubled by his aspiration to eliminate U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. -- Frank Gaffney
  • The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions. -- Erwin Rommel
  • Seeking an acquisition from the start is more than just bad advice for an entrepreneur. For the entrepreneur it leads to short term tactical decisions rather than company-building decisions and in my view often reduces the probability of success. -- Vinod Khosla
  • The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish. -- Cofer Black
  • On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes. -- James Stockdale
  • Certification programs for social media are blossoming as a response to the demand for more social media training. Both industry professionals and recent graduates are tapping into tactical training programs to help them stay up to date as the industry grows. -- Ryan Holmes
  • Reality does not easily give up meaning; it's the biographer's job to clobber it into submission. You're meant not only to tame it but to extract substance, to identify cause and axiomatic effect. You subsist on the tactical omissions, the hollow words, the oddly unconnected dots. -- Stacy Schiff
  • I can say when it comes to championships it's a tactical race and normally you don't have a pacesetter who can set a pace for fast times. That is why you see that obviously we fall around 1:43 because that is the most favorable one can run from the front. -- David Rudisha
  • I play football in training all the time with my male friends, who are also professionals. But playing together in competition? I just don't see it. We have the ability, we have the technique, we have the tactical understanding, but there are physical limitations. You can't get away from that. -- Marta
  • I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend. -- Alexis Arguello
  • The Obama presidency has seen the U.S. military's elite tactical forces increasingly used in an attempt to achieve strategic goals. But with Special Operations missions kept under tight wraps, Americans have little understanding of where their troops are deployed, what exactly they are doing, or what the consequences might be down the road. -- Nick Turse
  • The decision he made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn't a strategic decision. The strategic decision was made by President Bush to go after him. What President Obama has done on his watch, the issues that have come up while he's been president, he's gotten it wrong strategically every single time. -- Rick Santorum
  • In early 1961 a new president, John F. Kennedy, was told by military leaders and civilian officials that the Kingdom of Laos - of no conceivable strategic importance to the U.S. - required the presence of American troops and perhaps even tactical nuclear weapons. Why? Because if Laos fell, Asia would go red from Thailand to Indonesia. -- Jeff Greenfield
  • We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others. -- Luke Scott
  • Greater powers and resources do not guarantee tactical superiority. -- Sun Bin
  • That's a great golden nugget that's going in my tactical toolbox -- Joe Teti
  • Your brand of comfort bears some similarity to your tactical offense. -- Kristin Cashore
  • That which does not kill me, has made a grave tactical error. -- Jerry Pournelle
  • I made a tactical error tonight with Wyatt." She paused "Horizontally." Sara laughed. "Again? -- Jill Shalvis
  • In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them. -- Sun Tzu
  • Wisdom is an artful method"?a skillful, tactical, fair, and diplomatic use of knowledge. -- Greg Koukl
  • I don't think the Democrats should think in narrow tactical terms about mid-term elections. -- Barack Obama
  • In my opinion the teaching of volleyball technique, ..., must always be correlated with tactical tasks. -- Viacheslav Platonov
  • Deliberate tactical errors and minor losses are the means by which to bait the enemy. -- Sun Bin
  • I believe that the best style is a universal one, tactical and positional at the same time ... -- Susan Polgar
  • The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the direct, and misfortune into gain. -- Sun Tzu
  • There are a lot of tactical decisions that, if I could have done them over, I would have. -- George W. Bush
  • I will have to make tactical decisions, technical decisions and emotional decisions. This time it was a tactical one. -- Tony Adams
  • If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying. -- Jaroslav Seifert
  • Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating. -- Samuel Reshevsky
  • Italian football is great but for me, for the style of player I am, I found it too tactical, too slow. -- Djibril Cisse
  • In futsal, you see whether a player is really talented. You notice the small details in quality, class and tactical understanding. -- Xavi
  • Miles added it to his life's lessons list. Call it Rule 27B. Never make key tactical decisions while having electro-convulsive seizures. -- Lois McMaster Bujold
  • I hate the idea that someone think the destruction of Chicago as strategic affair, the destruction of Hamburg as a tactical one. -- Helmut Schmidt
  • Don't even FRONT like you love your family, America, or God, if you don't have a DETAILED & REHEARSED Black Friday tactical shopping plan. -- Rob Delaney
  • Underestimating one's enemy was a classic tactical mistake --- one that was usually born out of stupidity or arrogance or both. (Harry Smith) -- Vince Flynn
  • I might have made a tactical error not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that didn't pay off. -- Warren Zevon
  • Only one military organization can hold and gain ground in war-a ground army supported by tactical aviation with supply lines guarded by the navy. -- Omar N. Bradley
  • A tactical retreat is not a bad response to a surprise assault, you know. First you survive. Then you choose your own ground. Then you counterattack. -- Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The mistakes of the Iraq war are not only tactical and strategic, but historical. It is essentially a war of colonialism, attempted in the post-colonial age. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Authentic gratitude is much more rare and precious than expressions of gratitude which are often empty courtesies or simply tactical ploys to encourage further gifts or kindnesses. -- Michael Josephson
  • As a rule, so-called "positional" sacrifices are considered more difficult, and therefore more praise-worthy, than those which are based exclusively on an exact calculation of tactical possibilities. -- Alexander Alekhine
  • I feel slightly confused about certain things. Practical and tactical things. When you try to make everyone happy" in the end you've got to make yourself happy. -- Julian Casablancas
  • It is my view that there is no sensible military use for nuclear weapons, whether "strategic" weapons, "tactical" weapons, "theatre" weapons, weapons at sea or weapons in space... -- Noel Gayler
  • We are entirely for the idea that Europe shall be free from nuclear weapons, from medium-range weapons as well as tactical weapons. That would be a real zero option. -- Leonid Brezhnev
  • The tactical difference between Association Football and Rugby with its varieties seems to be that in the former the ball is the missile, in the latter men are the missiles. -- Ernest Crawley
  • I went to Ferguson and walked with the demonstrators and saw this heavily armed police force, tactical units pointing sniper rifles at my constituents who were there exercising their constitutional rights. -- William Lacy Clay, Jr.
  • My books are always tactical, bullet lists, this is what you need to do because I'm trying to appeal to people who are trying to change the world and they need checklists. -- Guy Kawasaki
  • Apart from an innate grasp of tactical concepts, a great coach must possess the essentials attributes of leadership which mold men into a cohesive, fighting team with an invincible will to victory. -- Douglas MacArthur
  • It's the quintessential Greek sport: harmonious, competitive, agonizing, nautical, and above all, intelligent. It combines Odysseus's brains and brawn and love of the sea with the tactical precision of the Spartan pikeman. -- Barry S. Strauss
  • Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity. -- Zuheir Mohsen
  • I have made a lot of tactical decisions that historians will look back and say: He shouldn't have done that. He shouldn't have made that decision. And I'll take responsibility for them. I'm human. -- George W. Bush
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