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President Bush and his commanders announced early in
the conflict that the Conventions applied.
- John Yoo

If the regulars are to be put together,
I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders.
- John Buford

All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
- George S. Patton

Our military commanders have said over and over again
that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops,
but more importantly to our enemy.
- Bill Shuster

 

As I have been saying for more than a year now,
turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people
as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate
for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable.
- Howard Coble

During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31,
there has been no shirking or hesitation,
to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen;
the brigade commanders reported none.
- John Buford

There may be a hundred thousand men in an army,
who are all equally free; but they only are naturally
most fit to be commanders or leaders,
who most excel in the virtues required for the right
performance of those offices.
- Algernon Sydney

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Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables
unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with
people affected by and interested in the mobilization
and deployment of military people.
- Michael Burgess

The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to
issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary,
enjoining fidelity to the Constitution,
and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
- Lajos Kossuth

Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me.
But I as the elected President of Russia give you the
order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.
- Boris Yeltsin

It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders,
with whatever authority I could muster,
that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender
terms were being complied with and that living conditions
for the POWs were being immediately improved.
- Wilfred Burchett

I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your
view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you
hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again.
- Oliver North

Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is
not of much use to his subordinates.
- Arleigh Burke

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle,
so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

I thought they know that I was the Commander in Chief,
not that I know that I am the Commander in Chief,
and they should behave; know how to behave to the Commander in Chief.
- Kamisese Mara

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young
ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship,
came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
- Joshua Slocum

The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong,
unless proved otherwise.
- Colin Powell

I am more willing to come out when I get my message from my commander.
- David Koresh

No operational commander should have to assign a soldier
a task that could be done as well by a computer,
a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.
- Richard Perle

Decisions!
And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision,
then he is no good.
- Bernard Law Montgomery

The soldier's main enemy is not the opposing soldier,
but his own commander.
- Ramman Kenoun

Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity,
or, if it is insisted upon by a commander,
irresponsibility.
- Erwin Rommel

But if you're going to go out on a military unit,
you've got to allow yourself to be under the control
of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger.
- Bob Schieffer

I am fully prepared to be commander in chief...
I don't need on-the-job training.
- John McCain

You don't expect to get the letter saying,
Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire!
It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
- Antony Sher

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.
His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department
for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
- Donald Rumsfeld

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of
the potency of public opinion -
and I worried about it.
- William Westmoreland

As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note,
I did have the experience of being commander in chief
of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
- Kit Bond

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason
and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence
of arms on Divine guidance,
he no longer deserves victory.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts
have a test pilot background -
the commander and the pilot.
- Sally Ride

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief.
- Oliver North

I am encouraged by the news today that United States
special operations personnel found,
identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq.
Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Jesus Christ is our supreme commander,
but He operates only through His word,
which is unquestionably a training manual.
However, He has many interpreters, and few people see
the Bible as a true training manual.
- Gary North

Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions
that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to
report a legitimate story,
he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed.
- Bob Schieffer

In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness
than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander
and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes,
improvised or actual, talking, talking,
talking, in place of leading, leading,
leading.
- J. F. C. Fuller

As I suffer in the defence of my Country,
I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my
life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer,
while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.
- John Andre

As Commander in Chief of the United States Military,
I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers
and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling
the truth about why they're going there.
- Howard Dean

I thought that the administration needed bipartisan support,
and I was for our commander-in-chief.
Because I felt at that time it was the right thing do.
If I knew then what I know now, I would have never voted for the war.
- Ken Lucas

The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron,
being frequently invested with a great charge,
on which the fate of a kingdom may depend,
ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal
to so important a station and so extensive a command.
- William Falconer

Of all those in the army close to the commander none
is more intimate than the secret agent;
of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents;
of all matters none is more confidential than those
relating to secret operations.
- Sun Tzu

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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