- There are the lazy, stupid ones, they do no harm.
- There are the hard working intelligent ones, they makes excellent staff officers, ensuring that every detail is properly considered.
- There are the hard working, stupid ones, these people are a menace and must be fired at once. They create irrelevant work for everybody.
- There are the intelligent lazy ones, they are suited for the highest office.
General Von Manstein, on the German Officer Corps.