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I could not claim them because I was not supposed ...
by Adolf Galland

I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat.
- Adolf Galland

I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia,
Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway.
I had to be everywhere.
- Adolf Galland

According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command,
they were supposed to be the fighter elite.
- Adolf Galland

It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.
- Adolf Galland

 

And most of these pilots were lost during the first five flights.
- Adolf Galland

The throttles could only move very, very slowly,
always watching the temperature, always watching.
And even in throttling back, you could bust it,
even being very careful.
- Adolf Galland

This would only come if you have a revolutionary change
in technology like the jet brought about.
- Adolf Galland

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Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed.
The war was lost perhaps, when it was started.
At least it was lost in the winter of '42,
in Russia.
- Adolf Galland

When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm,
I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter.
And that's when we did it.
I think we did it.
- Adolf Galland

We had at our disposal the first operational jet,
which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest
American and English fighters.
This was a unique situation.
- Adolf Galland

Nine g's is good, if the pilot can stand it.
We couldn't stand it.
Not in the airplanes of World War II.
- Adolf Galland

I made a written report which is still today in existence.
I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production
this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller-
driven aircraft of the best existing type.
This was my impression.
- Adolf Galland

We have built a total of about 1250 of this aircraft,
but only fifty were allowed to be used as fighters -
as interceptors.
And out of this fifty, there were never more than 25 operational.
So we had only a very, very few.
- Adolf Galland

If we would have had the 262 at our disposal -
even with all the delays -
if we could have had in '44,
ah, let's say three hundred operational,
that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive,
that's for sure.
- Adolf Galland

Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter
pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing,
because you should smell the enemy.
You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.
- Adolf Galland

I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May '43.
At this time, the aircraft was completely secret.
I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in '42 -
even in my position.
This aircraft didn't have any priority in design or production.
- Adolf Galland

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb


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