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David Petraeus Quotes and Sayings

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The progress in Iraq is still fragile.
And it could still be reversed.
Iraq still faces innumerable challenges,
and they will be evident during what will likely be
a difficult process as the newly elected Council of
Representatives selects the next prime minister,
president, and speaker of the council.
- David Petraeus

We're here so that Afghanistan does not once again
become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the
way it was when al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks in the Kandahar area,
conducted the initial training for the attackers in
training camps in Afghanistan before they moved on
to Germany and then to U.S.
flight schools.
- David Petraeus

Well, the oil, the oil spot, if you will,
is a, is a term in counterinsurgency literature that
connotes a peaceful area,
secure area.
So what you're trying to do is to always extend that,
to push that out.
- David Petraeus

But clearly, this is what this is about.
It's about pushing the security bubble out.
It's about rooting out every last guy,
so that there's not even somebody who can fire a single,
solitary RPG round from some little qalat out here.
- David Petraeus

 

If you don't want to have to kill or capture every bad guy in the country,
you have to reintegrate those who are willing to be
reconciled and become part of the solution instead
of a continued part of the problem.
- David Petraeus

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People PHOTO

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

It seems that if one is working from the point of view
of getting beauty in one's equations,
and if one has really a sound insight,
one is on a sure line of progress.
- Paul Dirac

Parents can make us distrust ourselves.
To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.
- Frank Pittman

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools
of thought contend is the policy for promoting the
progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
- Mao Zedong

Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress.
Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant;
fail to use them and it is weak.
- Walter Lippmann

Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk,
step by step.
- Samuel Smiles

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost
certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.
- Alan Dundes

The question of peace, progress and prosperity,
it's a motherhood statement, all of us like it.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God.
Humanity is just a work in progress.
- Tennessee Williams

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics.
We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
- Steve Odland

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience -
by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance
and scope of human existence.
- Herbert Read

Remember, social progress only happens when those in
society's privileged classes choose to give up their status.
- Tammy Bruce

I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit,
the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.
- Thomas Mann

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man,
and diversity will continue to increase with the progress,
refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler

The only principle that does not inhibit progress is:
anything goes.
- Paul Feyerabend

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

Public opinion shapes our destinies and guides the
progress of human affairs.
- Frank B. Kellogg

All things can be forgiven if we can progress.
- Cat Stevens

Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.
- Charles Edison

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of
Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.
- Artur Davis

A static hero is a public liability.
Progress grows out of motion.
- Richard E. Byrd

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence,
then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke

The level of our educational development is high and
serves as a strong basis for our future progress.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

Problems are the price of progress.
Don't bring me anything but trouble.
Good news weakens me.
- Charles Kettering

Where's the progress that we're going to see in Afghanistan?
You have to keep public support both on the economy
and the war or these things will really become troubling.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Today, the notion of progress in a single line without
goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion
of a very parochial century.
- Lewis Mumford

In our seeking for economic and political progress,
we all go up - or else we all go down.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The progress in Iraq has not been without cost.
- Virgil Goode

The line of least resistance in the progress of civilization
is to make that theoretical postulate real by the continually
increasing force of the world's public opinion.
- Elihu Root

I suspect that even today, with all the progress we
have made in liberal thought,
the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy.
- Frank Knox

Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope.
Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the
promise of our greater selves.
- Bryant H. McGill

One can not impede scientific progress.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship,
if it did not destroy the structure,
it obstructed its fair,
comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting

Every day we make more progress toward understanding the concert hall.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals.
Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction
of nuclear weapons may begin.
- Jenny Shipley

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

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

Horses and mules, and even sail cars,
made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.
- John Moody

Van Halen is a work in progress.
- Alex Van Halen

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security,
and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
- James Russell Lowell

One day's delay is another day's lack of progress.
- Stuart Bowen

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican,
and I never intend to belong to any other party than
the party of freedom and progress.
- Frederick Douglass


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