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I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3,
by Jack Adams

I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3,
1941.
- Jack Adams

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

My observations of Japanese naval fighting men,
their abilities and equipment led me to believe that
they gave a better account of themselves than we did.
- Jack Adams

Our task force put to sea in early January 1942,
to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands,
but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
- Jack Adams

 

A chief petty officer taught me shorthand,
which got me promoted to yeoman first class.
- Jack Adams

If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it,
it's counseling; if you can use either one,
it's a miracle.
- Jack Adams

After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

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Everybody knew that I could type pretty well.
- Jack Adams

I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm.
Newton.
- Jack Adams

I was assigned to the heavy cruiser Chicago.
- Jack Adams

Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona,
and I was saddened to look at her.
- Jack Adams

Another nice thing was that I would type out letters
home for the admiral's stewards.
They would then feed me the same food the admiral ate.
- Jack Adams

The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived
Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands.
Those attacks had a great effect on morale.
- Jack Adams

My assignment was in the communications office,
where I typed out dispatches.
- Jack Adams

The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands,
on May 4.
- Jack Adams

Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported.
- Jack Adams

We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage,
sinking and damaging several vessels.
However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that
American carriers were nearby.
- Jack Adams

You could tell that America was gearing up for war.
- Jack Adams

In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies.
- Jack Adams

We began intercepting Japanese radio transmissions,
which indicated the two forces were very close to each other.
We found out later that we were moving in opposite
directions and passed each other by 32 miles.
- Jack Adams

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Forgiveness is the salve that heals
the wounds of unkind words and acts.
Forgive everyone for every hurt you have ever received -
for your own sake, that you may live in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The source of most worry is a lack of acceptance
of the uncertainties of the future.
When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expectation (demand) is always a cause of suffering.
Rather than "expecting" to be repaid
when we "loan" something to someone,
consider the "loans" we make to be forward payments
for the "loans" we received from
our ancestors, nurturers and others.
Request that any "loan" that we make be repaid FORWARD,
when the recipient is able,
and then completely forget about the "loan."
It is no longer our business if, when, or how
the "loan" is repaid - or is not repaid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass

It is absolutely imperative that we protect,
preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man
and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
- David R. Brower

Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations,
and every fresh truth is received unwillingly.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme;
From that time unto this season,
I received nor rhyme nor reason.
- Edmund Spenser

There are some scary statistics out there:
one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual
solicitation or approach via the Internet.
- Mark Kennedy

The first money I ever had was when I received an award
from the American Association of University Women.
- Marguerite Young

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign
salute from a Dutch officer,
nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence
its first formal recognition.
- Seth Low

I have never solicited nor received money from Iraq
for our campaign against war and sanctions.
I have never seen a barrel of oil, never owned one,
never bought one, never sold one.
- George Galloway

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of,
but what you have received it from some source.
- Brigham Young

Complainant received immediate lacerations of the credibility.
- Jimmy Breslin

My main graduate training was received at the University
of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D.
in 1938.
- George Stigler

I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy;
Dear Jack,
Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary.
I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
- John F. Kennedy

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations:
the first from his teachers;
the second,
more personal and important, from himself.
- Edward Gibbon

The love received is the love that is saved.
- Eddie Vedder

To those of you who received honours,
awards and distinctions, I say well done.
And to the C students, I say you, too,
can be president of the United States.
- George W. Bush

I have never received a flute from them for free and
I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.
- James Galway

Suffering passes, while love is eternal.
That's a gift that you have received from God.
Don't waste it.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past received.
- John Sheffield

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we
shall see the results of that love.
- Sitting Bull

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School,
and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate.
- Simon Newcomb

Of course, most people remember that I received the
first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
- Nadia Comaneci

I've been homeschooling for eight years and have always
received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers,
rather than a book or lecture.
- Lisa Whelchel

I've never signed any contract and never received a cent from Iraq.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high
compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges.
What they said I do not care to repeat.
- William Henry Moody

Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the
combats waged between them,
and blows were given and received, and swords flashed
and showers of arrows descended on all sides.
- Ferdowsi

Behold, my friends, the spring is come;
the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun,
and we shall soon see the results of their love!
- Sitting Bull

For each letter received from a creditor,
write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
- Charles Baudelaire

In 1960, I went to St.
Catherine's College, Oxford, and received the B.A.
degree in Chemistry in 1964.
- John E. Walker

True independence is not a gift to be received.
It can't be a hand-out to people.
It must be an achievement by the people.
- Jimmy Yen

The first professional training I received of any kind
was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City,
Missouri.
I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
- Marc Davis

I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the
New York and other State delegations when,
on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward.
- Henry Villard

Among various demands and charges I gave them,
was, that the said flag should be delivered to me,
and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
- Zebulon Pike

Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter.
And that was special.
- R. L. Stine

Our staff not only received the reports from these agencies,
they examined them.
They questioned them.
- John Sherman Cooper

I knew everything and received everything.
But real happiness, is giving.
- Alain Delon

On the little money I had collected I lived in Berlin very cheaply,
ate very cheaply.
And already in 1920 I saved the first salaries I received to go to Munich.
- Josef Albers

I have done so much for hip-hop and 'til this day,
I haven't received any awards or any recognition for it.
- Luther Campbell

As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the
amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public.
Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it.
- Suzi Quatro

I was in a profession that received a lot of media.
- Darrell Royal


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