Quotations that match 'commander'.

It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders, with whatever authority I could muster, that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender terms were being complied with and that living conditions for the POWs were being immediately improved. Wilfred Burchett
[ Authority Being Bluff Camp Come Commanders Complied Conditions Could Ensure Had Immediately Improved Japanese Living Muster Necessary Officially Pows Surrender Terms Were Whatever]
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
[ Administration Because Bipartisan Commander-In-Chief Felt Knew Know Needed Never Now Our Right Support Then Thing Thought Time Voted War Would]
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
[ Being Chief Commander Did Enough Experience Guard Kind Missouri National Note Our Senator Vermont Years]
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
[ Brothers Chief Commander Daughters Die Foreign Going Land Military Never Our Send Sisters Sons States Telling Truth United Why Will Without]
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
[ Agent Agents Army Close Commander Confidential Given Intimate Liberal Matters More None Operations Relating Rewards Secret Than Those]
If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders. John Buford
[ Believe Cavalry Commanders Other Prefer Put Regulars Together Would]
On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot. Sally Ride
[ Astronauts Background Commander Crew Pilot Shuttle Space Standard Test Two]
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
[ Becomes British Commander Consider Country Death Defence Die Disgrace Glorious Hour Life Manner Most Must Officer Reflect Suffer While Your]
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
[ Airplane Assign Commander Computer Could Done Operational Remote Should Soldier Task Unmanned Well]
As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it. William Westmoreland
[ Aware Commander Opinion Potency Public Senior Vietnam Worried]
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
[ Abilities Admiral Being Certainly Charge Chief Command Commander Depend Equal Extensive Fate Frequently Great Important Invested Kingdom May Ought Possessed Squadron Station Which]
Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates. Arleigh Burke
[ Any Authority Commander Exceed Fails His Much Subordinates Use]
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
[ Arms Becomes Bereft Commander Dependence Deserves Divine Fails Guidance Longer Perspective Reason Understand Victory War]
As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable. Howard Coble
[ Been Commanders Congress Debate Iraqi Military Mission More Now Our Over Possible Relying Remain Saying Set Should Soon Than Timetable Topic Turning Up Vital While Year]
I am fully prepared to be commander in chief... I don't need on-the-job training. John McCain
[ Am Chief Commander Fully Need Prepared Training]
The soldier's main enemy is not the opposing soldier, but his own commander. Ramman Kenoun
[ Commander Enemy His Main Opposing Own Soldier]
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
[ Am Behave Chief Commander How Know Should Thought]
The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander. T. E. Lawrence
[ Commander Greatest Modern Press Printing Weapon]
President Bush and his commanders announced early in the conflict that the Conventions applied. John Yoo
[ Announced Applied Bush Commanders Conflict Conventions Early His President]
The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise. Colin Powell
[ Always Commander Field Otherwise Proved Rear Right Unless Wrong]
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
[ Admiral Civilian Commander-In-Chief Control Country Defense Department Exercise General His Over Secretary Super Task]
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
[ Admired Commander Director Egotism Even Field Good Movie Quality Something Tolerated]
Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people. Boris Yeltsin
[ Against Arrest Commanders Elected Fight Give House Order Ordered Own President Russia Storm Tanks Turn White Your]
I am more willing to come out when I get my message from my commander. David Koresh
[ Am Come Commander Get Message More Out Willing]
Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief. Oliver North
[ Bill Clinton Commander-In-Chief]
Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people. Michael Burgess
[ Affected Airmen Commanders Communicate Deployment Enables Freedom Guardians Interested Military Mobilization New Program Quickly Unit Your]
Decisions! And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision, then he is no good. Bernard Law Montgomery
[ Chief Commander Decision Decisions General Good Got Quality Then]
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
[ Appeal Boss Certain Changed Commander Decisions Get His Legitimate Makes Obviously Report Reporter Right Story Thinks]
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
[ Bible Christ Commander Few His However Interpreters Jesus Manual Many Only Operates Our See Supreme Through Training True Unquestionably Which Word]
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices. Algernon Sydney
[ Army Commanders Equally Excel Fit Free Hundred Leaders May Men Most Naturally Offices Only Performance Required Right Those Thousand Virtues]
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated. George S. Patton
[ Commanders Donnas Must Prima Successful Treated Very]
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
[ Actual Army Battalion Boxes Chain Commander Dreadful Ending Improvised Leading Men More Nothing Place Sitting Starting Talking Telephone Than War Witness World]
During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none. John Buford
[ Been Brigade Campaign Commanders During Far Hesitation July June Man None Part Reported Seen Single Tiring Whole]
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
[ Allow Because Commander Control Could Danger Go Going Got Military Out Put Really Troops Under Unit Yourself]
The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary. Lajos Kossuth
[ Begged Commanders Constitution Earnestly Fidelity Hungarian Hungary Issue King Ministers Ministry Obedience Orders Troops]
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
[ Addressed Ancient Battle Before Commander Era His Men Moralist Should Soldiers Speak Struggle]
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
[ Abu Al-Qaeda Am Commander Encouraged Face Found Identified Insurgency Iraq Killed Led News Operational Operations Personnel Public Special States Terrorist Today United]
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
[ American Commander Course Grasp Helm Must Port President Resembles Sea Seek Ship Steer]
To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern. Sarah Palin
[ Chief Commander Law Need Professor Standing War Win]
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
[ Belonging Came Captain City Commander Day Deluge Fisher Gentlemen His Ladies Midst Party Pay Rain Ship Visit Young]
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
[ Again Back Commander Company Cover Front Give Ground Hope Meters Platoon Rifle Think Up View Your]
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility. Erwin Rommel
[ Against Commander Courage Expediency Goes Insisted Irresponsibility Military Stupidity Upon Which]
Our military commanders have said over and over again that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops, but more importantly to our enemy. Bill Shuster
[ Again Commanders Enemy Importantly Message Military More Our Over Said Sends Timetable Troops Withdrawal Wrong]
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
[ Appoint British Commander Completely Day Empire Exciting Expect Get Her Just Knight Letter Majesty Overwhelming Saying Would]