I am watching/listening to a video of Conversations with Bill Kristol in which he interviews Newt Gingrich about the “Republican Revolution” of 1994. In it, Gingrich quotes a French general. (Named something like “Arnaud Depizza”; who I can neither spell nor source wtih my Google-Fu. Any help would be appreciated.) He says:
If four strangers meet a lion, they will run. If four friends meet a lion they will kill it.
EDIT: You can hear the quote in the segment which begins at 1:03:03