Manfred von Richthofen Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Manfred von Richthofen quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a German aviator who passed away on 21 April, 1918.

Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to bring me down.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“It is better that one's customers come to one's shop than to have to look for them abroad.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one's enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one's self increases.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“It is a pity that my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly eager to become a Cadet, but my father wished it. So my wishes were not consulted.”
Manfred von Richthofen Quotes
“Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in the instinct of every German to rush at the enemy wherever he meets him, particularly if he meets hostile cavalry.”

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