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  • Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have. -- Saul Alinsky
  • Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning. -- Fred Perry
  • Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it. -- Frank Muir
  • Tactics flow from a superior position -- Bobby Fischer
  • Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures. -- Carlos Ghosn
  • Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. -- Sun Tzu
  • Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. -- Saul Alinsky
  • All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. -- Sun Tzu
  • Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. -- Savielly Tartakower
  • Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. -- T. E. Lawrence
  • Tactics involve calculations that can tax the human brain, but when you boil them down, they are actually the simplest part of chess and are almost trivial compared to strategy. -- Garry Kasparov
  • We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities. -- Barbra Streisand
  • Tactics are manipulative. -- Shiv Khera
  • Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation -- Max Euwe
  • A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. -- Saul Alinsky
  • A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. -- Saul Alinsky
  • Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint. -- Billy Connolly
  • One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom. -- Jimmy Greaves
  • No matter how much theory progresses, how radically styles change, chess play is inconceivable without tactics. -- Samuel Reshevsky
  • Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. -- Greg LeMond
  • The first task is to get to know the players really well-watching them as individuals in training and in match play-to see what is good in their natural game. Then, and only then, can we begin to outline the general tactics. -- Helenio Herrera
  • We often hear the terms 'positional' and 'tactical' used as opposites. But this is as wrong as to consider a painting's composition unrelated to its subject. Just as there is no such thing as 'artistic' art, so there is no such thing as 'positional' chess. -- Samuel Reshevsky
  • All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood. -- Maya Angelou
  • Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each other just because we believe in different methods, or tactics, or strategy. We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free humans in this society. -- Malcolm X
  • Don't be obsessed with tactics but with purpose. Tactics have a half life. -- Noam Chomsky
  • Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win the war -- Carl von Clausewitz
  • Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation. -- Max Euwe
  • The game of football is one of strategy and tactics. -- Woody Hayes
  • Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics. -- George Soros
  • Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate. -- Herb Caen
  • Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes. -- Brian Clough
  • The principal factors which influenced my life are 1) nonviolent tactics; 2) constitutional means; 3) democratic procedures; 4) respect for human personality; 5) a belief that all people are one. -- Bayard Rustin
  • Without social cohesion, the human race wouldn't be here: We're not formidable enough to survive without the tactics, rules and strategies that allow people to work together. -- Peter Guber
  • As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics. -- Hillary Clinton
  • Drones can be a highly effective way of dealing with high-priority targets, but they should not become the drug of choice for an administration that is afraid to use successful, legal and safe tactics of the past. -- Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles. -- Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • The world is a multiplicity, a harvest-field, a battle-ground; and thence arises through human contact ways of numbering, or mathematics, ways of tillage, or agriculture, ways of fighting, or military tactics and strategy, and these are incorporated in individuals as habits of life. -- George Edward Woodberry
  • Democracy's a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism. -- Sam Shepard
  • I'm not a detail guy. I depend on accountants and administrators to do my detail stuff for me, but I do know the overall picture and I know that if you put business people together in a room, not just politicians, they could shrink the deficit tremendously by good business tactics. -- John Paul DeJoria
  • The CIA has acknowledged that it has detained about 100 terrorists since 9/11, and about a third of them have been subjected to what the CIA refers to as 'enhanced interrogation tactics,' and only a small proportion of those have in fact been subjected to the most serious types of enhanced procedures. -- John O. Brennan
  • I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. -- Lauryn Hill
  • There is a scene in Richard Attenborough's biopic where Gandhi argues with his wife because she refuses to clean their latrine. She says it is the work of untouchables; he tells her there is no such thing. Gandhi's tactics of encouraging brotherly love across caste boundaries and urging Indians to clean their own latrines had failed miserably. -- Rose George
  • Some of the tactics that are used by Foxconn and other companies throughout China is, if you are late, if you violate one of the small rules, some of the punishment is that you have to copy down quotations from the chairman of Foxconn: you have to write out confessions explaining why you were late and promising never to do it again. -- Charles Duhigg
  • When all else fails, fresh tactics! -- John Travolta
  • Amateurs study tactics; professionals study logistics. -- Omar N. Bradley
  • I had my own battle tactics. -- Lech Walesa
  • The only tactics I admire are do-or-die -- Herb Elliott
  • Alter strategies and tactics, but never your principles. -- John Kessel
  • In war, groping tactics, half-way measures, lose everything. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • I hate when people use my tactics against me. -- Sean Hannity
  • In tactics, action is the governing rule of war. -- Ferdinand Foch
  • Learning is too precious to be motivated by coercive tactics. -- Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • The tactics...no, amateurs discuss tactics,.... Professional soldiers study logistics. -- Tom Clancy
  • One of the primary tactics for enduring winning is daily learning. -- Robin Sharma
  • If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck. -- John Steinbeck
  • When you imitate the enemy's tactics, you take on his liabilities. -- Jawaharlal Nehru
  • No Palestinian, young or old, would be frightened by these Israeli tactics. -- Mohammed Dahlan
  • Strategy is something that emerges from reality, while tactics might be chosen. -- George Friedman
  • I think that violence and nonviolence are not moral principles, they're tactics. -- Jerry Vlasak
  • New weapons require new tactics. Never put new wine into old bottles. -- Heinz Guderian
  • With proper tactics, nuclear war need not be as destructive as it appears. -- Henry A. Kissinger
  • The tactics of Saul Alinsky and Barack Obama are geared toward wealth redistribution. -- Monica Crowley
  • I don't think we should ever tell our enemy what our tactics are. -- Mike Pence
  • That's what the tactics are, Nazi tactics. Nazi tactics are progressive tactics first. -- Glenn Beck
  • Wal-Mart's success strategies and tactics are easy to understand yet hard to duplicate. -- Michael Bergdahl
  • it isn't good tactics to ask for something that you know will be refused. -- Patricia Wentworth
  • Neither political party is clean when it comes to tactics that divide our people. -- Roy Barnes
  • Crush Malaysia! Indonesia may change its tactics, but our goal will remain the same. -- Sukarno
  • Beauty and seriousness are perhaps the most shocking tactics left to artists these days. -- Grayson Perry
  • I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. -- Oscar de la Renta
  • Wishing, hoping and regretting are the most common and dangerous tactics for evading the present. -- Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Satisfaction, I have the right tactics... And if you need em I got crazy prophylactics. -- Q-Tip
  • The thirteenth rule of radical tactics: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. -- Saul Alinsky
  • Revolutionary tactics cannot be invented by leaders; they must develop spontaneously-history comes first, leaders' consciousness second. -- Rosa Luxemburg
  • Anyone that goes to battle goes to battle knowing the mindset and tactics of their enemies. -- Brad Thor
  • Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy. -- George S. Patton
  • Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us. -- Barbara Deming
  • One of the regime's most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country. -- Joe Slovo
  • Like Syria, the government of Bahrain employs aggressive tactics to censor and monitor its people's online activity. -- Rebecca MacKinnon
  • The combination of modern ordnance and outdated tactics had, as usual, created enormous casualties on both sides. -- Iain Banks
  • Make your decisions promptly. It is better to act quickly even though your tactics are not the best. -- Adolph Malan
  • Stacheā??s attack was perfectly timed, thanks to his veteran-pirate grasp tacticsā??and a big piece if luck. -- Dave Barry
  • Persistence isn't using the same tactics over and over. Persistence is having the same goal over and over. -- Seth Godin
  • Surround yourselves with trustworthy people. If you don't, all the weaponry and tactics in the world can't save you. -- Cinda Williams Chima
  • Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose. -- Saul Alinsky
  • People hate negative tactics, but the fact is, as the 3 A.M. ad demonstrates, they can be very effective. -- Susan Estrich
  • This bill reminds me of the tactics of the former Soviet Union and we know how successful that was. -- Virginia Foxx
  • Security is not a license for people in authority to hide the tactics they would never openly admit to using. -- Jack Campbell
  • politics can be an ugly game, and in a national election the stakes get higher while the tactics get lower. -- Geraldine Ferraro
  • Tennis is beautiful when you can see tactics, when players don't just react but are able to act and think. -- Rafael Nadal
  • Nothing has changed in Russias policy. Her methods, her tactics, her maneuvers may change, but the pole starworld dominationis immutable. -- Karl Marx
  • We must stop being polite and behaved, and find new inventive tactics to shift the paradigm. We are the majority. -- Eve Ensler
  • Delaying and withholding tactics, red herrings, partial and doubtful outcomes are stock in trade for fiction writers, especially crime writers. -- Garry Disher
  • Depending upon shock tactics is easy, whereas writing a good play is difficult. Pubic hair is no substitute for wit. -- J. B. Priestley
  • I have very set and consistent principles, but I am flexible on tactics. I like to get the job done. -- Madeleine Albright
  • In tactics, no information is better than too much....because at some point the players stop reading and stop thinking. -- Giovanni Guidetti
  • Great happiness, and mingled therefor with bitter sorrow. It is not by enthusiasm but by tactics that we defeat a foe. -- Georg Ebers
  • Firmness in support of fundamentals, with flexibility in tactics and methods, is the key to any hope of progress in negotiation. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • As long as people use tactics to oppress or restrict other people from being free, there is work to be done. -- Rosa Parks
  • Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies. -- Bode Miller
  • Women who talk about football tactics, it's beautiful. I find that fantastic. And you know what a 4-3-3 is, right? -- Laurent Blanc
  • My tactics were, by God's aid, to employ every means to make it clear what the requirement of Christianity truly is. -- Soren Kierkegaard
  • A recession doubles the necessity to be really focused on three or four tactics that can prove a return on investment. -- David Gates
  • Conform to the enemy's tactics until a favorable opportunity offers; then come forth and engage in a battle that shall prove decisive. -- Sun Tzu
  • Our nonviolent tactics are not as effective. We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works. -- Ingrid Newkirk
  • There are a million and one fear tactics, just kick it out and at least be able to say that you tried. -- Asher Roth
  • When conventional tactics are altered unexpectedly according to the situation, they take on the element of surprise and increase in strategic value . -- Sun Bin
  • In warfare, there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent will succeed and win. -- Sun Tzu
  • Just as the police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to the police. -- Theresa May
  • You know, you want to be outrageous when you're young, so all the young people say, "Oooh . . ." Now my tactics are different. -- Sandra Cisneros
  • When I have won a victory I do not repeat my tactics but respond to circumstances in an infinite variety of ways. -- Sun Tzu
  • I understand that it's good tactics to categorize me as a close-minded, unobjective extremist, but nobody that respects me has those views. -- Alan Dershowitz
  • If you let a bully intimidate you, he's going to do it again. You've got to stand up to these strong-arm tactics. -- Charles Djou
  • much of modern military tactics is geared toward maneuvering the enemy into a position where they can essentially be massacred from safety. (pg. 140) -- Sebastian Junger
  • There is no escaping this fight. It is civilization or Jihadism. We can and should debate tactics; but the sides are clear enough. -- Andrew Sullivan
  • We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters. -- Desmond Tutu
  • The most important thing in fighting was shooting, next the various tactics in coming into a fight and last of all flying ability itself. -- Billy Bishop
  • We have an interest in combating tactics in war that are abhorrent and that only fuel terrorism because they incite people on the ground. -- Samantha Power
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