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In order to do something you must be something. ...
by James Stockdale

In order to do something you must be something.
- James Stockdale

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

The guy that just arranges things so that the stock
market holds up is nobody in my -
in my estimation.
- James Stockdale

 

I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.
- James Stockdale

Sybil's my wife, and on the first day of October,
that's the first time I knew Ross was going to run.
- James Stockdale

I was commanding officer of a supersonic fighter squadron,
FA Crusaders.
- James Stockdale

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I never had a single conversation about politics with Ross Perot in my life;
still haven't.
- James Stockdale

I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe,
or something like that that might have backfired.
This I would just take as it came.
- James Stockdale

Yeah.
I mean, it just seemed to me that it was -
I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers.
That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.
- James Stockdale

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

There was nothing there but black water and American fire power.
- James Stockdale

So the first thing that went on was to decide...
trying to find a time when we could get reprisal raids out.
- James Stockdale

And we had our own laws.
I mean, I wrote them.
And we had our own customs, and traditions,
and proprieties.
- James Stockdale

I'm a grown man.
You know, I've been in a lot of scrapes,
but I never felt like I got so - there are probably
a lot of things I should have done that I didn't do.
- James Stockdale

And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then
in so many words and Alex says later in the book,
nobody in the White House from that point on had any
doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.
- James Stockdale

Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a
telephone call in March of 1992 if,
since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming
a candidate for president,
to get on all 50 ballots.
- James Stockdale

On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought
we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids,
we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad
yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.
- James Stockdale

This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions
that the idea of issues being a big deal where our
mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that
the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
- James Stockdale

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission.
They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes,
giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time,
bending you double.
- James Stockdale

We couldn't generalize on the people.
Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much,
but some of them were kind of soft-headed,
but they did that.
That was an East German film.
- James Stockdale

They were heading out to the middle of the bay -
the Gulf -
that's another thing that became kind of standard practice,
we didn't hurry the destroyers around the beach any more,
when it got dark, we'd take 'em out thirty or forty
miles out in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.
- James Stockdale

But there were highs as well as lows,
it was as though they said everybody was picking on
the man who had more practical real life experiences
than the whole batch of them put together.
- James Stockdale

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.
- Carl Jung

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

A year ago I had a back injury and followed a good
nutrition program to help speed up my recovery.
I focused on exercise and staying healthy in order
to get back out on the ice.
- Sasha Cohen

What people want, above all, is order.
- Stephen Gardiner

In order to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is.
The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
- Louise J. Kaplan

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
- Douglas Adams

I don't build in order to have clients.
I have clients in order to build.
- Ayn Rand

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
- Paul Sweeney

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know
what not to do the next time.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

That's what keeps me going: dreaming,
inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
- Joseph Barbera

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

My weaknesses have always been food and men -
in that order.
- Dolly Parton

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep,
one must above all be a sheep oneself.
- Albert Einstein

If in the least particular, one could
derange the order of nature,
who would accept the gift of life?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland


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