I tell you … as officers, that you will neither eat, nor drink, nor smoke, nor sit down, nor lean against a tree until you have personally seen that your men have first had a chance to do these things. If you will do this for them, they will follow you to the ends of the earth. And if you do not, I will bust you in front of your regiments.

William Joseph "Bill" Slim, Viscount Slim (1891-1970) British military commander and politician
(Attributed)

Recalled on his death, New York Times (15 Dec 1970)

Added on 7-Jan-11 | Last updated 7-Jan-11
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