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I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism
by Thor Heyerdahl

I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism
doesn't occur from taking orders,
but rather from people who through their own willpower
and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Circumstances cause us to act the way we do.
We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others.
I realized this from the start during World War II.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I also believe that when one dies, one may wake up
to the reality that proves that time does not exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

 

For every minute, the future is becoming the past.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Therefore, I feel convinced that any political picture
can be changed to suit the needs of the powers that be.
- Thor Heyerdahl

In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy
person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
- Thor Heyerdahl

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Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict,
nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Those who have experienced the most,
have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate.
Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience,
and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish
to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
- Thor Heyerdahl

But if we begin thinking about the world being over 100 million years old,
then it's absolutely by chance that you and I are sitting here alive today,
while all the others are dead or have never been born.
- Thor Heyerdahl

A civilized nation can have no enemies,
and one cannot draw a line across a map,
a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that
the ugly enemy lives on the one side,
and good friends live on the other.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from
the world's most civilized and developed nations,
we have been denied permission by friendly governments,
for reasons of security, to land anywhere,
but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.
- Thor Heyerdahl

One learns more from listening than speaking.And both
the wind and the people who continue to live close
to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot
hear within university walls.
- Thor Heyerdahl

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded
by the miracles of technology than among people living
in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards
set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We must wake up to the insane reality of our time.
We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the
responsible decision makers that modern armaments must
no longer be made available to people whose former
battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute
that we had communication -
particularly communication by sea that enabled people
to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to
exchange basic raw materials.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time.
I don't believe it exists.
I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature.
On such occasions, time does not exist.
Nor does the future exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

If it requires a uniform, it's a worthless endeavor.
- George Carlin

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Bobbed hair makes women look uniform.
They lack individuality.
- Erich von Stroheim

The fourth major league game I ever saw in person,
I was in uniform.
- Ryne Sandberg

If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game.
- Rickey Henderson

I grew up in a military family, and there's something
about that military-style uniform,
all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds.
- Max Cannon

We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq.
It is an extraordinary crisis.
It is taxing our men and women in uniform,
and it is certainly taxing our resolve.
- Jack Reed

I took my waitress uniform.
Seemed fitting.
- Shiri Appleby

So I say keep yelling and hustling every minute you're in uniform.
- Enos Slaughter

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

I never want to quit playing ball.
They'll have to cut this uniform off of me to get me out of it.
- Roy Campanella

With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think
of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S
military uniform and standing in the gap between an
enemy threat and civilian life.
- Zack Wamp

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today.
These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian
lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
- Steve Buyer

Am I still in uniform? Then I ain't retired.
- Pete Rose

I feel less pressure to dress youthfully.
I'm 50 and everyone knows I'm 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform.
I have about 15 pairs.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

Nudity is the uniform of the other side...
nudity is a shroud.
- Milan Kundera

As a civilian during the Second War,
I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed
any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.
- Lester B. Pearson

At 39, I was back in a Red Wings uniform and loving it.
- Ted Lindsay

When you put on a uniform,
there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Michael Jordan always wore his Carolina shorts under his Bulls' uniform.
- Lorrie Fair

Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in
a highly decentralized and variable fashion,
with no uniform ballots and few national standards.
- Thomas E. Mann

America's finest - our men and women in uniform,
are a force for good throughout the world,
and that is nothing to apologize for.
- Sarah Palin

Pop music allows you to be who you are without having
to wear a social uniform or to conform,
which some people find impossible to do.
- Siobhan Fahey

For the source of any characteristic so widespread
and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must
go back to the very beginning of the human race.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell
in love with Americans in uniform.
And I continue to have that love affair.
- Madeleine Albright

I could see myself in a white nurse's uniform,
working unnoticed for many years and at last dying,
unknown, unmarried and unsung.
- Kate Smith

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison

I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent
or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never,
ever your uniform.
- Ryne Sandberg

When the anchorman is wearing a colonel's uniform,
it tells you something.
- Linda Ellerbee

I'd go on the train to castings, changing from my school uniform on the train.
I carried on like that for a few years,
getting jobs in bits and pieces.
- Kate Moss

Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the
line for our nation every day;
they should not have to jeopardize their financial well-being as well.
- Mark Pryor

More than 48 million men and women have served America
well and faithfully in military uniform.
- Steve Buyer

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and
I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform,
where she has done very well for herself.
- James A. Michener

I like playing for Oakland, they have a very colorful uniform.
- Rickey Henderson

Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown
to each other must have a common ground of truth.
- Giambattista Vico

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

When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier.
It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be
perfectly at home in men's clothes.
- Calamity Jane

Everyone agrees that our ultimate goal is to establish a free,
open and democratic Iraqi government and bring our
men and women in uniform home as soon as possible.
- James T. Walsh

In World War II, the book you have in front of you,
it was said and it is probably true,
that there was not a single American who did not know
the name of somebody serving in uniform.
- Oliver North

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally
adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The older the layers, the more each of them is uniform over a great extent;
the newer the layers,
the more they are limited and subject to variation within small distances.
- George Cuvier

But in practice Australia - the pluralism of Australia -
sorry the sectarianism to an extent stopped at the
time you took your uniform off after coming home from school.
- Thomas Keneally

John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere
in the world because of our need and greed for oil.
- Teresa Heinz

I love doubleheaders.
That way I get to keep my uniform on longer.
- Tommy Lasorda

Our men and women in uniform deserve the best intelligence
possible to help them protect America.
- Chris Cannon

Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform
motion in a straight line,
except insofar as it doesn't.
- Arthur Eddington

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform,
in military assets, and in esteem and pride,
Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.
- Joe Baca

The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event,
every individual and social configuration;
but the honing is uniform.
- George Steiner

Killing someone is the ultimate crime,
while on the other hand, killing someone in uniform is fulfillment of duty.
- Ramman Kenoun

We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves
be told what cabs we can and can't take by a man at a hotel door,
simply because he has a drum major's uniform on.
- Robert Benchley

We need to put undercover security armed people at
the curbside of the terminal with the uniform of policemen.
We need to protect the terminal.
We need to protect the security checkpoint,
the gate, the aircraft, the perimeter.
- Isaac Yeffet


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