"If Not Me, Then Who?"- Motto of Spetznaz counter-terrorism team Alpha.
"The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards.”
—Sir William Francis Butler
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - Attributed both to George Orwell and to Winston Churchill
Inveniam viam aut faciam - my team's motto: "We will find a way or we will make one."
"This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy." - George Bernard Shaw
Trust is the greatest reward for the fighting man- Niccolo Machiavelli, "On War" (from memory).
"Men don't follow orders, they follow men."- ?
"The right thing to do is rarely the easy thing to do."-?
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"- William Shakespeare "Henry V"
"Bones heal, chicks dig scars, pain is temporary." - Evel Knievel
"The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly." Theodore Roosevelt
Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015 - Crap. Another one gone ... I met Nimoy once, worked with him on a book project. Here's the link to that post:
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