Quotes and Sayings about Commanders



"During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31, there has been no shirking or hesitation, to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen; the brigade commanders reported none."
- John Buford
(Related: Commanders, Hesitation, July, June)

"It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders, with whatever authority I could muster, that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender terms were being complied with and that living conditions for the POWs were being immediately improved."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Authority, Being, Commanders, Living, Surrender)

"Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Commanders, Freedom, Military)

"As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable."
- Howard Coble
(Related: People, Commanders, Congress, Debate, Military, Mission, Now, Saying)

"The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Commanders, Constitution, Fidelity, Obedience, Troops)

"All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Successful, Commanders)

"Our military commanders have said over and over again that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops, but more importantly to our enemy."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Commanders, Enemy, Military, Troops, Wrong)

"There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Men, Performance, Army, Commanders, Leaders, May, Right)

"Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: People, Commanders, Fight, Order, President, Russia)

"President Bush and his commanders announced early in the conflict that the Conventions applied."
- John Yoo
(Related: Commanders, Conflict, President)