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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1182
AUTHOR: George Washington (1732–99)
QUOTATION: Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
ATTRIBUTION: General GEORGE WASHINGTON, general orders, July 6, 1777.—The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 8, p. 359 (1933).
SUBJECTS: Military affairs