I started to work on this book in 1954, when, having been called to active duty in the Navy, I was relieved of the burdens of a full-time psychoanalytic practice... Within a year of its publication, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene demanded, in a letter citing specifically 'The Myth Of Mental Illness', that I be dismissed from my university position because I did not "believe" in mental illness.
It may not be fit, in point of discipline, that a subordinate officer should dispute the commands of his superior, if he were ordered to go to the mast head: but if the superior were to order him thither, knowing that, for some bodily infirmity, it was impossible he should execute the order, and that he must infallibly break his neck in the attempt, and it were so to happen, the discipline of the Navy would not protect that superior from being guilty of the crime of murder.Eyre, B., Sutton v. Johnstone (1786), 1 T. R. 503.
There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (Iran-Contra hearings) (1987)
There is an utter ignorance of, and indifference to, our sufferings and privations….What care they for us, provided we be submissive, pay the taxes, furnish recruits for the Army and Navy and bless the masters who either despise or oppress or combine both? The apathy that exists respecting Ireland is worse than the national antipathy they bear us.Daniel O'Connell
The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies to flourish is called the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.thomas l. friedman
We may be for or against the South. But there is no doubt that Jefferson Davis and other leaders of the South have made an Army; they are making, it appears, a Navy; and they have made what is more than either they have made a Nation ... We may anticipate with certainty the success of the Southern States so far as regards their separation from the North.william ewart gladstone
Practically all we know is that thousands of native Haitians have been killed by American Marines, and that many of our own gallant men have sacrificed their lives at the behest of an Executive department in order to establish laws drafted by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. ... I will not empower an Assistant Secretary of the Navy to draft a constitution for helpless neighbors in the West Indies and jam it down their throats at the point of bayonets borne by US Marines.warren g. harding
It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government, from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution, which gives you your army 168 and your Navy, and infuses into both that liberal obedience, without which your army would be a base rabble, and your Navy nothing but rotten timber.Edmund Burke
The services of a menial servant, taking him as an example of unproductive labour,'generally perish in the very instant of their performance'and forthwith into this galley, along with the menial servant, goes the sovereign, accompanied by all the army, the Navy, and the civil service, followed by churchmen, lawyers, buffoons and opera dancers. All theseand it is a hard sayingrender services which perish in the very instant of their performance. 3681931The Development of Economic Doctrine.
We are?a one-and-a-half ocean Navy with a three- ocean commitment.1982 Congressional testimony, reported in the NewYork Times, 11 Apr.
England's chief defence depends upon the Navy being always ready to defend the realm against invasion.c.1555 Submission to the Privy Council while King-Consort of England.
I promise this, that if I am supported by our most invincible sovereigns with a little of their help, as much gold can be supplied as they will need, indeed as much of spices, of cotton, of mastic gum (which is only found in Chios), also as much of aloes wood, and as many slaves for the Navy, as their Majesties will wish to demand.christopher columbus
It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.As quoted or paraphrased in Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur's Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own (2009) by Robert Tuchman, p. 18
The Navy is the most important defence of the country, in which every subject of the Queen has an interest of the deepest character.Willes, J., Henwood v. Harrison (1872), L. R. 7 C. P. Cas. 627.
They have discovered that the length of time we have now been in commission has rotted our ships and wasted our crews, and that with the completeness of our crews and the soundness of the pristine efficiency of our Navy has departed. For it is impossible for us to haul our ships ashore and dry them out because the enemy's vessels being as many or more than our own, we are constantly anticipating an attack.Book VII, 7.12--
The British army should be a projectile to be fired by the British Navy.Viscount Grey. Quoted by Lord Fisher, in Memories, as "the splendid words of Sir Edward Grey".
I have always believed that success would be the inevitable result if the two services, the army and the Navy, had fair play, and if we sent the right man to fill the right place.Austin H. Layard, Speech in Parliament (Jan. 15, 1855).
A load would sink a Navy, too much honour.Wolsey, scene ii
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