Manfred Von Richthofen Famous Quotes & Sayings

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32 Manfred Von Richthofen Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: One can become enthusiastic over anything. For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing. One can become enthusiastic over anything. For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing. It gave me a tremendous pleasure to bomb those fellows from above.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: I started shooting when I was much too far away. That was merely a trick I started shooting when I was much too far away. That was merely a trick of mine. I did not mean so much as to hit him as to frighten him, and I succeeded in catching him. He began flying curves and this enabled me to draw near.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: The important thing in aeroplanes is that they shall be speedy. The important thing in aeroplanes is that they shall be speedy.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave. I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to bring me down.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: When one has shot down one's first, second or third opponent, then one begins to When one has shot down one's first, second or third opponent, then one begins to find out how the trick is done.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down 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.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: The aggressive spirit, the offensive, is the chief thing everywhere in war, and the air The aggressive spirit, the offensive, is the chief thing everywhere in war, and the air is no exception.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: It is a pity that my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian. It is a pity that my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Success flourishes only in perseverance ceaseless, restless perseverance. Success flourishes only in perseverance ceaseless, restless perseverance.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: All the papers contained nothing but fantastic stories about the war. However, for several months All the papers contained nothing but fantastic stories about the war. However, for several months we had been accustomed to war talk. We had so often packed our service trunks that the whole thing had become tedious.
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Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Everything in the air that is beneath me, especially if it is a one seater Everything in the air that is beneath me, especially if it is a one seater ... is lost, for it cannot shoot to the rear.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: What's the hurry? Are you afraid I won't come back? What's the hurry? Are you afraid I won't come back?
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down. At I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down. At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down. Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in 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.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly 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 Sayings: It is better that one's customers come to one's shop than to have to look It is better that one's customers come to one's shop than to have to look for them abroad.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In 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 Sayings: Whatever Boelcke told us was taken as Gospel! Whatever Boelcke told us was taken as Gospel!
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Find the enemy and shoot him down. Anything else is nonsense. Find the enemy and shoot him down. Anything else is nonsense.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: If I should come out of this war alive, I will have more luck than If I should come out of this war alive, I will have more luck than brains.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: The duty of the fighter pilot is to patrol his area of the sky, and The duty of the fighter pilot is to patrol his area of the sky, and shoot down any enemy fighters in that area. Anything else is rubbish.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Sometimes, however, the Gaelic blood asserts itself. The Frenchmen will then attack. But the French Sometimes, however, the Gaelic blood asserts itself. The Frenchmen will then attack. But the French attacking spirit is like bottled lemonade. It lacks tenacity. The Englishmen, on the other hand, one notices that they are of Germanic blood. Sportsmen easily take to flying, and Englishmen see in flying nothing but a sport.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: We convinced him quickly that the possibility of war was absolutely nil and continued our We convinced him quickly that the possibility of war was absolutely nil and continued our festivity. On the next day we were ordered to take the field.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: The murder of a man is still murder, even in wartime. The murder of a man is still murder, even in wartime.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: The quality of the box matters little. Success depends upon the man who sits in The quality of the box matters little. Success depends upon the man who sits in it.
Manfred Von Richthofen Sayings: Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.