For thus it is, men of Athens, in truth: wherever a man has placed himself thinking it is the best place for him, or has been placed by a commander, there in my opinion he ought to stay and to abide the hazard, taking nothing into the reckoning, either death or anything else, before the baseness [of deserting his post].
The general verdict among the German generals I interrogated in 1945 was that Field-Marshal von Manstein had proved the ablest commander in their Army, and the man they had most desired to become its commander-in-Chief. It is very clear that he had a superb sense of operational possibilities and equal mastery in the conduct of operations, together with a greater grasp of the potentialities of mechanized forces than any other commander who had not been trained in the tank arm. In sum, he had military genius.erich von manstein
The President, and government, will only control the militia when a part of them is in the actual service of the federal government, else, they are independent and not under the command of the president or the government. The states would control the militia, only when called out into the service of the state, and then the governor would be commander in chief where enumerated in the respective state constitution.Alexander Hamilton
He is the best tactician and combat commander we have.erich von manstein
I think [Wine] will be, at a minimum, incredibly useful to archeology, like DosBox has been for playing Wing commander. Certainly it has been known to save the day with modern titles, too. But to have it as the agreed-upon way to how you play video games on Linux is completely unacceptable for several reasons, both technical and moral.ryan c. gordon
Ann Curry: You know the American people are suffering watching --Mrs. Bush: Believe me, no one suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this, and certainly the commander in chief, who has asked our military to go into harm's way.Laura Bush
Winning the Nobel Prize does not automatically qualify you to be commander in chief. I think George Bush has proved definitively that to be president, you don’t need to care about science, literature or peace.stephen colbert
The partisan situation in the Italian theater, particularly central Italy, has deteriorated to such an extent that it constitutes a serious danger to troops, supply lines, war industry and economic potential. The fight against the partisans must be carried out with all means at our disposal and with utmost severity. I will protect any commander who exceeds our usual restraint in the choice of methods in executing one's orders is better than failure or neglect to act.albert kesselring
The Russians were five times superior to us poor but brave Germans, both in numbers and in the superiority of their equipment. My immediate commander was Hitler himself. Unfortunately, Hitler's advice in those critical periods was invariably lousy.paul ludwig ewald von kleist
The case of the conscience of Eichmann, which is admittedly complicated but is by no means unique, is scarcely comparable to the case of the German generals, one of whom, when asked at Nuremberg, "How was it possible that all of you honorable generals could continue to serve a murderer with such unquestioning loyalty?," replied that it was "not the task of a soldier to act as judge over his supreme commander. Let history do that or God in Heaven."hannah arendt
A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief.george w. bush
The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear I'm a commander guy.george w. bush
Aucun homme n'a recu de la nature le droit de commander aux autres. La liberté est un présent du ciel, et chaque individu de la meme espèce a le droit d'en jouir aussitòt qu'il jouit de la raison.Denis Diderot
For thus it is, men of Athens, in truth: wherever a man has placed himself thinking it is the best place for him, or has been placed by a commander, there in my opinion he ought to stay and to abide the hazard, taking nothing into the reckoning, either death or anything else, before the baseness [of deserting his post].marcus aurelius
As a Special-Forces commander, Sharon was on the front and in front of his men performing daring assaults that saved Israel in both the 1967 and 1973 wars. Hated though he was abroad, Sharon was, nevertheless, a soldier in the style of 'Stonewall' Jackson, not Dubya the Deserter, to whom he and the Likudniks were often compared.ilana mercer
Has everything been done to justify our actions in the light of history? What can there be left for a commander in defeat? In antiquity they took poison.walter model
The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.
Khalid is truly the commander. May Allah have mercy upon Abu Bakr, He was a better judge of men than I have been.
As a Special-Forces commander, Sharon was on the front and in front of his men performing daring assaults that saved Israel in both the 1967 and 1973 wars. Hated though he was abroad, Sharon was, nevertheless, a soldier in the style of 'Stonewall' Jackson, not Dubya the Deserter, to whom he and the Likudniks were often compared.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.Aristotle
Hey! Why does he get to be commander?
Any commander who fails to obtain his objective, and who is not dead or seriously wounded, has not done his full duty.
Orderly discipline and morale within an army was the responsibility of the Division commander.iwane matsui
Because you are over them and your responsible commander (Imam) is over you, while Allah is over him who has appointed you.
Success, commander. And my love.
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