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.
Herewith I, Marshal of Italy Rodolfo Graziani, in my capacity as Italian Minister of War, extend to General of the Waffen-SS Karl Wolff, the higher SS and police leader and fully empowered general of the German Armed Forces in Italy, the following powers: to conduct negotiations on my behalf and, with the same conditions as for the German Armed Forces in Italy, to enter into agreements binding me with respect to all regular troops of the Italian Army, Navy and Air Force as well as of the military Fascist units.rodolfo graziani
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)
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
The condition of the British Navy is, no doubt, a matter of national importance and public interest.Grove, J., Henwood v. Harrison (1872), L. R. 7 C. P. Cas. 613.
"In the Navy we're concerned about health and about preserving health care because we don't get paid by the procedure. We get paid to have Marines and sailors healthy, and that's the same mission as the chiropractic profession..."Vice Admiral Donald C. Arthur, MD, Surgeon General of the Navy ACANews[ ]
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.
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.Thucydides
The royal Navy of England has ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.Sir William Blackstone (1765), Commentaries, Volume I, Book I, chapter xiii., 387.
There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the Navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.Macaulay, History of England, Volume I, Chapter III, Part XXXII.
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--
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