T. E. Lawrence Quotes & Sayings

14 most famous T. E. Lawrence quotes and sayings (soldier). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
T. E. Lawrence Quotes
“The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.”
“Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression.”
T. E. Lawrence Quotes
“This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.”
T. E. Lawrence Quotes
“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 Quotes
“All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!”
T. E. Lawrence Quotes
“The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.”
T. E. Lawrence Quotes
“To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.”
“I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.”
T. E. Lawrence Quotes
“To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.”

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