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I'm not going to say whether I'm a Republican or a Democrat. ...
by Hugh Shelton

I'm not going to say whether I'm a Republican or a Democrat.
- Hugh Shelton

I believe that this is a different war than America
has ever fought in the past.
It is a non-conventional war.
It means that you've got to use every tool you've got available to you.
- Hugh Shelton

The standards to get in are very high.
We don't want to lower those standards.
- Hugh Shelton

Well, I enjoy sharing in the dangers that we ask our
men and women in uniform to share in almost every day.
- Hugh Shelton

 

We came back right over the World Trade Center and could see,
even from that altitude, the devastation,
the smoke that was coming up.
It was obvious it was going to be horrible.
- Hugh Shelton

I always concentrated on doing the very best that I
could in the job and the duties that I was assigned.
- Hugh Shelton

I had seen the films out of World War II,
the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those
of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided.
- Hugh Shelton

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I jump out of perfectly good airplanes,
and it's a great thrill and it allows me to share in
the dangers that our great men and women in uniform
share in on a regular basis.
- Hugh Shelton

I feel very confident that Americans flying in the
air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances
would our pilots ever even request permission to do that.
- Hugh Shelton

They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded.
Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and
went in the wrong direction,
we don't know.
- Hugh Shelton

The first truth for special operations is that quality
is more important than quantity.
- Hugh Shelton

My goal was to make first lieutenant.
I never spent a lot of time worrying about what came after that.
- Hugh Shelton

Well, it has been rather hectic since the 11th of September.
And even before then it was quite busy.
- Hugh Shelton

Whether or not you could actually increase the size
of the force is something that will have to be determined.
- Hugh Shelton

I was, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 300 jumps.
- Hugh Shelton

Wayne Downing is also a great leader,
has served our nation very well, and I think it's great
that he's coming back to join a very capable administration
already of dealing with this problem,
and it will just strengthen that team.
- Hugh Shelton

Those are the things that, in the wrong hands -
and certainly in our war on terrorism we also must
attack proliferation and those nations that proliferate with chemical,
biological and nuclear type devices,
because that can cause the most catastrophic results.
- Hugh Shelton

I think that the American people should rest assured
and be assured that every federal agency that has a
role to play in this terrorism is working overtime now,
taking every necessary action to protect our great citizens.
- Hugh Shelton

But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very
honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead
and to be the representative of our soldiers,
sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington.
And it's been the greatest honor of my life.
- Hugh Shelton

But the other thing is that I feel very confident in the individual pilots.
They are tremendous individuals.
They are individuals that have sworn to protect and
defend our very citizens.
That's why we serve.
- Hugh Shelton

And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners
in this would probably not be,
in terms of passing a pure human rights check,
have everything going for them that you would like to have.
- Hugh Shelton

It is changing the face of terrorism.
It is basically bringing it to the United States,
to our great citizens.
We know the terrorists are barbaric and murderers that
attack innocent civilians,
as they did in this case.
- Hugh Shelton

Of course, you always have to be concerned about hijacking.
But with the measures that are in place right now,
I'd say that probably the airways are as safe as they've
been in a good number of years.
- Hugh Shelton

But again, we, I think, over the years have set the
example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values,
the same type of coming out of the same culture that
we as Americans have and enjoy.
But we can be an example, a role model for them.
- Hugh Shelton

And so I'm still giving some thought -
I will transition hopefully into the corporate world.
And I look forward to getting involved in several other
areas that I have a great interest in.
- Hugh Shelton

Our people are working overtime - I say our people;
our federal agencies in this regard -
and that I'm confident that the way that you can stop
this and make Americans the most protected for this
is to take it to the terrorist groups.
- Hugh Shelton

There are a lot of things that have to be considered in National.
The military aspect of it is only one of them.
I'm confident that President Bush will have all of
those things laid out for him before he makes the decision.
- Hugh Shelton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

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)

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- 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

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

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

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

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

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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


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