Quotes June 16, 2017

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss…The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt

“Life is a soldier’s sojourn, a night at an inn.”
“Every hour be firmly resolved…to accomplish the work at hand with fitting and unaffected dignity, goodwill, freedom, justice. Banish from your thoughts all other considerations. This is possible if you perform each act as if it were your last, rejecting every frivolous distraction, every denial of the rule of reason, every pretentious gesture, vain show, and whining complaint against the decrees of fate. Do you see what little is required of a man to live a well-tempered and god-fearing life? Obey these precepts, and the gods will ask nothing more (II.5). Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. (II.4)”
Marcus Aurelius in The Emperor’s Handbook

“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.”
William Westmoreland

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind .”
Dan Lipinski

“Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks.”
Col. William O. Darby, US Rangers

“My rule is: If you meet the weakest vessel, attack. If it is a vessel equal to yours, attack. And if it is stronger than yours, also attack.”
Stepan O. Makarov, Russian Admiral
Army food: the spoils of war