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We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
by Barney Ross

We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
We had a task force with the Enterprise.
We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

We were very fortunate that the carriers weren't in the harbor.
- Barney Ross

Everything was black in the harbor, but there were
still some fires burning on the ships.
- Barney Ross

The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition.
Everything was locked up for fear that someone might
go in there with a cigarette or something.
- Barney Ross

 

I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue,
a destroyer.
We were all alone out there at this buoy,
tied up.
- Barney Ross

They got word that the Japanese planes were coming back,
so we sunk her ourselves so the Japanese wouldn't get it.
We didn't want the Japanese to get it intact.
- Barney Ross

All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis
graduate and three reserves.
- Barney Ross

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I had been out there long enough.
I had not seen my family for four years.
- Barney Ross

It was lucky for me.
It wasn't lucky for the nine people that got killed
and the 20 that were injured.
- Barney Ross

Destroyers did not have chaplains because they were too small.
- Barney Ross

I was 20 years old at Pearl Harbor.
I was in the Navy about a year and four months before the war.
- Barney Ross

I'd get a shell, they weighed about 80 pounds I think,
but when I was 19 or 20 that was nothing.
I'd take a shell and a bag of powder,
I'd put it in the hoist and then I would send it up to the gun.
- Barney Ross

We managed to get underway, and I don't know to this
day why we didn't get struck or take a torpedo,
but we didn't.
We got outside of the exit of the harbor and we started dropping depth charges.
- Barney Ross

Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet.
We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad,
because they had attacked us there with six carriers,
three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers,
and about 20 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

After the atomic bombs were dropped,
the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet,
the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed
the terms of surrender that ended the war.
- Barney Ross

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.
- Barbra Streisand

What we've got here is failure to communicate.
- the movie Cool Hand Luke

I got the bill for my surgery.
Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
- James H. Boren

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

If you want to achieve things in life,
you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart,
you'll succeed.
- Juliana Hatfield

If you can change three lives in 10,
three lives in a hundred,
that's got to be good, hasn't it?
- Ian Botham

I've got two old Volvos, two old Subarus,
and an old Ford Ranger.
If you've got an old car, you've gotta have at least several old cars,
'cause one's always gonna be in the garage.
- Rip Torn

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not
for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
- Logan P. Smith

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got
a little money along with it.
- Rose Kennedy

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Old age is like everything else.
To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

I got a perfect build for clothes.
I'm a twenty-eight dwarf.
- the movie Love and Death

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I haven't got any special religion this morning.
My God is the God of Walkers.
If you walk hard enough,
you probably don't need any other god.
- Bruce Chatwin

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I
think everything will be alright.
- Alice Thomas Ellis

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

I've got all the money I'll ever need,
if I die by four o'clock.
- Henny Youngman

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis


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