“The Air Force loathed everything about the AX, which soon would be known as the A10. Jokes were made that it was so slow that it suffered bird strikes, from the rear. And that instead of carrying a clock the cockpit had a calendar. The aircraft was so ugly it was called the ‘Warthog’. Many in the Air Force said no airplane could perform or survive in combat as this airplane was supposed to perform. It would be almost twenty years before the A10 had the chance to demonstrate just how wrong its detractors were.”

Robert Coram
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

“This is a war. And this war will have a winner and it will have a loser. We are not here to fight the war. We are here to win it.”

General Stanley A. McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.
My Share of the Task: A Memoir

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”