Re: Imperial WisdomI am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields
Re: Imperial WisdomPick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
Re: Imperial WisdomPower never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
Re: Imperial WisdomPeople want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
Re: Imperial WisdomTo wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Re: Imperial WisdomIt's never just a game when you're winning.
Re: Imperial Wisdom"Where duty is clear, there is no question about honor."
Re: Imperial Wisdom"What makes us omniscient? Have we a record of omniscience?… If we can't persuade nations with comparable values of the merit of our cause, we'd better reexamine our reasoning."
-Robert Strange McNamara
U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1961 - 1968
Re: Imperial WisdomDo not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.
~ Robert A. Heinlein
Re: Imperial WisdomHowever beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Sir Winston Churchill
Re: Imperial WisdomLeadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
~ Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr
Re: Imperial Wisdom"Once you believe in the idea of 'the final answer' to human ills… If it is the final answer then no sacrifice is too great for it, even if you have to kill people for it.. this is the one end… permanent bliss of mankind.. surely, worth it. If you believe in a single answer to a single question, the true answer all other answers being false, then there is a temptation, if you think you have it, to do awful things."
Re: Imperial WisdomWhen you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Re: Imperial WisdomEighty percent of success is showing up.
Re: Imperial WisdomWell, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?