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Old 06-06-2011, 18:00   #106
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“The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” Carlos Cansteneda
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"If one day you decide to know yourself...you'll have to choose the warrior path...You'll reach the darkness of your spirit.... Then, if you overcome your fears....You will know who you are."

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Old 06-09-2011, 18:54   #107
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
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Old 06-20-2011, 20:57   #108
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"Gentlemen," said Washington, "you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my country." G. Washington
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
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Old 07-08-2011, 13:10   #109
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Old 07-15-2011, 18:10   #110
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Old 07-23-2011, 14:30   #111
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Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
"But until I’m a little older, I’ll just keep my mouth shut and my rucksack on."
Good advice!
"He either fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who dares not put it to the touch, to win or lose it all." Montrose Toast
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:23   #112
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You need to be mentally prepared to prefer dying on pain rather than losing. -Bart Gordon

What you need to realize is that it is just a feeling. Feelings shouldn't get in the way of what you ought to be doing.
-George Malley on tiredness (mostly a paraphrase)
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Old 10-17-2011, 21:46   #113
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“A king does not abide within his tent while his men bleed and die upon the field. A king does not dine while his men go hungry, nor sleep when they stand at watch upon the wall. A king does not command his men’s loyalty through fear nor purchase it with gold; he earns their love by the sweat of his own back and the pains he endures for their sake. That which comprises the harshest burden, a king lifts first and sets down last. A king does not require service of those he leads but provides it to them. He serves them, not they him.”

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:16   #114
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"There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."
- From a plaque that was on President Reagan's desk
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Old 11-10-2011, 13:17   #115
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Saw this the other day and liked it:

"The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy, but where they are."
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Old 11-10-2011, 13:35   #116
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Old 11-12-2011, 18:50   #117
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"Listen to me, boy. Only gods and heroes can be brave in isolation. A man may call upon courage only one way, in the ranks with his brothers-in-arms, the line of his tribe and his city. Most piteous of all states under heaven is that of a man alone, bereft of the gods of his home and his polis." Excerpt from the novel Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:45   #118
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"...But for the warrior, the seasons are not marked by these sweet measures nor by the calendared years themselves, but by the battles. Campaigns fought and comrades lost; trials of death survived. Clashes and conflicts from which time effaces all superficial recall, leaving only the fields themselves and their names, which achieve in the warrior's memory a stature ennobled beyond all other modes of commemoration, purchased with the holy coin of blood and paid for with the lives of beloved brothers-in-arms. As the priest with his graphis and tablet of wax, the infantryman, too, has his scription. His history is carved upon his person with the stylus of steel, his alphabet engraved with spear and sword indelibly upon his flesh."

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Old 11-15-2011, 17:12   #119
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:20   #120
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