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Commander Quotes

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The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.
His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department
for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The soldier's main enemy is not the opposing soldier,
but his own commander.
- Ramman Kenoun

The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong,
unless proved otherwise.
- Colin Powell

 

Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

No operational commander should have to assign a soldier
a task that could be done as well by a computer,
a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.
- Richard Perle

I thought they know that I was the Commander in Chief,
not that I know that I am the Commander in Chief,
and they should behave; know how to behave to the Commander in Chief.
- Kamisese Mara

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I am fully prepared to be commander in chief...
I don't need on-the-job training.
- John McCain

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle,
so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young
ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship,
came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
- Joshua Slocum

You don't expect to get the letter saying,
Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire!
It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
- Antony Sher

Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief.
- Oliver North

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason
and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence
of arms on Divine guidance,
he no longer deserves victory.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Decisions!
And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision,
then he is no good.
- Bernard Law Montgomery

I am more willing to come out when I get my message from my commander.
- David Koresh

But if you're going to go out on a military unit,
you've got to allow yourself to be under the control
of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger.
- Bob Schieffer

Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is
not of much use to his subordinates.
- Arleigh Burke

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of
the potency of public opinion -
and I worried about it.
- William Westmoreland

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity,
or, if it is insisted upon by a commander,
irresponsibility.
- Erwin Rommel

I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your
view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you
hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again.
- Oliver North

As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note,
I did have the experience of being commander in chief
of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
- Kit Bond

On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts
have a test pilot background -
the commander and the pilot.
- Sally Ride

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

As Commander in Chief of the United States Military,
I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers
and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling
the truth about why they're going there.
- Howard Dean

The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron,
being frequently invested with a great charge,
on which the fate of a kingdom may depend,
ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal
to so important a station and so extensive a command.
- William Falconer

Jesus Christ is our supreme commander,
but He operates only through His word,
which is unquestionably a training manual.
However, He has many interpreters, and few people see
the Bible as a true training manual.
- Gary North

Of all those in the army close to the commander none
is more intimate than the secret agent;
of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents;
of all matters none is more confidential than those
relating to secret operations.
- Sun Tzu

In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness
than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander
and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes,
improvised or actual, talking, talking,
talking, in place of leading, leading,
leading.
- J. F. C. Fuller

I am encouraged by the news today that United States
special operations personnel found,
identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq.
Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

I thought that the administration needed bipartisan support,
and I was for our commander-in-chief.
Because I felt at that time it was the right thing do.
If I knew then what I know now, I would have never voted for the war.
- Ken Lucas

Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions
that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to
report a legitimate story,
he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed.
- Bob Schieffer

As I suffer in the defence of my Country,
I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my
life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer,
while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.
- John Andre

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
- Andre Malraux

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
- Thomas Fuller

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command.
Never in a state can the laws be well administered
when fear does not stand firm.
- Sophocles

I wish it, I command it.
Let my will take the place of a reason.
- Juvenal

With Connery, he does act.
He is in complete command.
He completely trusts the person first,
then the instrument.
I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham

A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
- Ralph W. Sockman

Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first.
I was just chosen to command that flight.
Circumstance put me in that particular role.
That wasn't planned by anyone.
- Neil Armstrong

You can't command people to do their best;
they can only command that of themselves.
- Bob Nelson

We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew,
Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have
us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
- Joshua A. Norton

If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird,
first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
- Nikki Giovanni

No one has a finer command of language than the person
who keeps his mouth shut.
- Sam Rayburn

It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by
most members of the party,
that it is very difficult to have a leader that does
not command the support of the parliamentary party.
- Francis Maude

The agreement to place the binational planning group
at our new Northern Command was also signed in December.
- Paul Cellucci

A creditor is worse than a slave-owner;
for the master owns only your person,
but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
- Victor Hugo

When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle,
I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing,
which I'd love to do.
I wouldn't go unless I could command it.
- Wally Schirra

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Faith means intense, usually confident,
belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to
command assent from every reasonable person.
- Walter Kaufmann

Justice is the first virtue of those who command,
and stops the complaints of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

Taking on challenging projects is the way that one
grows and extends one's range as a writer,
one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.
- Donna Tartt

Financial literacy is an issue that should command
our attention because many Americans are not adequately
organizing finances for their education,
healthcare and retirement.
- Ron Lewis

Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command,
save one, has stood with him.
- Mark Shields

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
- George Herbert

Have fun in your command.
Don't always run at a breakneck pace.
Take leave when you've earned it, spend time with your families.
- Colin Powell

I am a general.
My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.
- Vladimir Horowitz

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

If one cannot command attention by one's admirable
qualities one can at least be a nuisance.
- Margery Allingham

The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas
undertaken by the command of his present majesty,
has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
- William Bligh

Only as long as a company can produce a desired,
worthwhile, and needed product or service,
and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed.
- Curtis Carlson

Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies,
the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
- H. G. Wells


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