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James Stockdale Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: History

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

In order to do something you must be something.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If they want to hang me, let them.
And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!
- Mother Jones

The League is very well when sparrows shout,
but no good at all when eagles fall out.
- Benito Mussolini

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw
rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird.
I never got that in London no matter what I wore.
- Bjork

I just wanna give a big shout out to all the fans out
there who have followed my work up until now.
You guys are amazing!!
Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world.
- Lindsey Shaw

I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy.
I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people.
- Peter Jennings

The enemies of freedom do not argue;
they shout and they shoot.
- William Ralph Inge

People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them.
- Bobby Womack

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
- Alice Walker

The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling;
even should we not lift up any great cry or shout,
God will yet hear us.
- Origen

A yawn is a silent shout.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would
shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
- Claude M. Bristol

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike.
But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its
neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
- George Will

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

Children are the most wonderful audiences.
What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently,
until the end when they shriek and shout and clap.
- Emma Thompson

The word was enough.
It ran like fire along the line, from man to man,
and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy,
now not 30 yards away.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Women must not shout back when their husbands come
home and shout at them for any reason.
- Indra Devi

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

When in doubt or danger, run in circles,
scream and shout.
- Laurence J. Peter

I'm very superstitious...
I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table.
- Norman Cook

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom.
The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I have similar feelings, actually.
The intimacy of a club: you can see the people,
you can almost feel them; you can't beat that.
People will say things, and shout out,
it's almost like they're up on the bandstand with you.
- Benny Green

In my experience of these things, parties which shout
about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because
they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy.
- Peter Mandelson

The recollection of how, when and where it all happened
became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio.
I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you,
but I found you.
- Hoagy Carmichael

Daddy loves you, but he smacks you, and he can shout at you and smash things,
but Daddy still loves you.
So when you get into a relationship with someone who does all of that,
why would it be unusual?
- Trisha Goddard

No use to shout at them to pay attention.
If the situations, the materials, the problems before
the child do not interest him,
his attention will slip off to what does interest him,
and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
- John Holt

In the end, a small section of the crowd,
maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me.
And that was it.
Inside the club they know your best intentions,
but the minority shout louder than the rest.
- Bryan Robson

We need to in this country begin again to raise civil
discourse to another level.
I mean, we shout and scream and yell and get very little accomplished,
but you can disagree very much with the next guy and
still be friends and acquaintances.
- Leah Ward Sears

There are some people, you know, they think the way
to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and
then nothing ever really happens.
I'm not like that I never shoot blanks.
- Richard M. Nixon

I had friends at school, but I was never part of a
gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group.
You know, where people would call me 'Em' and shout across the bar,
'Em, what are you drinking?' after the show.
- Emily Mortimer

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams


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