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David Hackworth Quotes and Sayings

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The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an
even more shameful meaning.
- David Hackworth

Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive.
- David Hackworth

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

That's what supporting the troops is really all about -
making sure American grunts get the right stuff!
- David Hackworth

 

Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer.
It can't be treated just where it's visible -
every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed.
- David Hackworth

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts,
and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with
moralistic fervor about how they,
too, support the troops.
- David Hackworth

Modern American war is as easy to script as a B movie.
- David Hackworth

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Grunts on the line, where the enemy wants them dead,
still goof off - even knowing that by letting their
guard down they might die.
- David Hackworth

Of course, it's imperative that we stabilize Iraq and
quickly reduce our armed role there.
- David Hackworth

In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive,
I used to punish offenders with my fists,
boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time.
- David Hackworth

It's human nature to start taking things for granted
again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door.
- David Hackworth

Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive
global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.
- David Hackworth

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt,
I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation
to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
- David Hackworth

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake,
the American people can't afford to treat this new
war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
- David Hackworth

War is the ultimate reality-based horror show.
- David Hackworth

Terrorism, too, must be excised wherever it exists,
which will take years, and which can't happen without
the total commitment and the everyday involvement of the American people.
- David Hackworth

That's because international Islamic religious fanatics
have the same goal as the Axis fascists -
the destruction of our way of life.
- David Hackworth

Their plan is to return the entire world -
not just the Middle East -
to the days of the caliphate and either convert all
of us so-called infidels into born-again Islamic believers or kill us.
- David Hackworth

Our fumbling government's response since Beirut -
during both Republican and Democratic administrations -
has been to cut and run,
or to flat ignore this growing threat,
apparently hoping it would go away.
- David Hackworth

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb PHOTO

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning


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