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Old 04-27-2011, 08:40   #91
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The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.~Walter Lippman

This speaks to the legacy left behind by many great leaders. While many of them are gone and many are still here, we continue to find ourselves striving to live up to the standards they previously set before us.
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Old 04-28-2011, 20:39   #92
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"Manners are not idle but the fruit of loyal nature and noble mind."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Old 05-02-2011, 00:11   #93
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"Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done. "

"We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail."

"On the Plains of Hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions, who, at the Dawn of Victory, sat down to wait, and waiting--died"

-George W. Cecil
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Old 05-02-2011, 21:42   #94
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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. - Samuel Adams
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:16   #95
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It may sound corny, but I get my highest inspiration from my heroes. These quotes exemplify what I admire and try to emulate in a hero.



"The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



"The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper."
- Aristotle
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:27   #96
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Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it -Prefontaine

"Resolve is a breeze when one’s commitment has never been tested. It is when the fear, chaos, and stress of a crisis hits that true resolve is revealed."
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:15   #97
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"These are Sparta's walls."

When asked why Sparta lacked fortifications, King Agesilaus' pointed to his men.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:20   #98
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The Bear Pit

This forum is "The Bear Pit" it deals with "Mindset", a warriors mindset.

If your post is now missing it's because it had nothing to do with that mindset.

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:54   #99
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Carlos (Hatchcock) recalled, "My Daddy told me a long time ago, when I was a little feller, he said, 'Son, there is no such word as 'can't'. Some things are a little harder to accomplish than others, but the word 'can't' does not stay in my vocabulary. Don't let it stay in yours.' And, since then, I've used the same thing. There's no such word as 'can't' - and my guys quit using it too. They'd say, 'but, Gunny, I can't do that,' and I'd say 'WHAT?? What was that four-letter word?' If they used it again, they'd be doing push-ups all day. There is NOTHING you cannot do."
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:04   #100
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Fight in the Dog

"Its not the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog..." -COL J. Moroney

What the Bulldog used to tell me when I was weak and sniveling...

Actual quote is from Mark Twain: "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
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Old 05-30-2011, 13:51   #101
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Concerning doubters and scoffers.

When someone says: "You can't do that!"
What they really mean is: "I can't do that."
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Make a decision, and then make it the right one through your actions.
"Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap." -Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV)
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:32   #102
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Interesting Words?

1. Whiskey makes you think you are smarter than you really are?

2. Don't run out of ammunition in a gun fight?

3: Reload when you want to; Not when you have to?

Advice from Team Sgt. Richard E Pegram Det. A-333 June,1964.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:14   #103
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You usually think of at least a hundred reasons why you should stop. But there is only one reason why you should keep going.
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Old 06-06-2011, 14:10   #104
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"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Old 06-06-2011, 17:48   #105
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Ike taking responsibility

On 5 June 1944, Gen Eisenhower penciled a note of responsibility should the Normandy invasion fail.

Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air [force] and the navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone.

Who today among our leaders would do such a thing, and do it with eloquence and brevity?
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