Martin Dempsey quotes

  • You might argue that we have become a little too forgiving because, if a perpetrator shows up at a court-martial with a rack of ribbons and has four deployments and a Purple Heart, there is certainly the risk that we might be a little too forgiving of that particular crime.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Military #Heart #Purple

  • If there are threats to the United States, then I would of course go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of U.S. military ground force.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Military #President #United States

  • We do have an obligation to deter conflict and to prepare for it should it occur.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Conflict #Obligation

  • This is a major strategic challenge affecting not only our military, but ultimately, America's leadership in the global world order, we are at a point where our national aspirations are at risk of exceeding our available resources.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Leadership #Military #Order

  • I think what happened is, we have gotten a little careless maybe and sloppy over the last 10 years with the mechanisms that used to provide oversight, checks and balances, a safety net, if you will, for professionalism.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Thinking #Safety #Balance

  • We became consumed with preparing to go on a deployment, going on the deployment, coming back, and getting ready to go again. We stopped sending young men and women to our professional military education when they should have gone. We stopped doing things like command climate surveys. We got sloppy with contracting oversight.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Military #Men #Deployment

  • And we have got to go back - I will tell you what we have got to do. We have got to go back to the small disciplines that really make a difference in defining ourselves as a profession. And we will.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Discipline #Making A Difference #Profession

  • You know, we live here in America and sometimes don't understand the realities of geography and demographics in Eastern Europe.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Reality #Sometimes #Geography

  • We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Obligation #Nato

  • From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.

  • The world is witnessing first hand, live on television, the hearts ofAmerican warriors - and the spirit and pride only displayed by magnificent young men and women who are volunteers in the fight for the cause of freedom. Its all about heart.

  • Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

  • The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance.

  • The greatest need of our age and of every age, the greatest need of every human heart, is to know the resources and sufficiency of God.

  • Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away; Give pearls away and rubies, But keep your fancy free.

  • If I were a buyer today in one of the American department stores, I would go with extremes-the most beautiful, the more expensive, the more eccentric. I would take risks. The worst thing would be to buy only the little black dress. You know why? Because everyone has it already. I would go with a purple dress, something different

  • parents needn't bother driving small children around to see the purple mountains' majesties; the children will go right on duking it out in the back seat and whining for food as if you were showing them Cincinnati. No one under twenty really wants to look at scenery.

  • When May, with cowslip-braided locks, Walks through the land in green attire. And burns in meadow-grass the phlox His torch of purple fire: And when the punctual May arrives, With cowslip-garland on her brow, We know what once she gave our lives, And cannot give us now!

  • I have been 130 lbs. as well as 215 lbs. I have had blond, strawberry blond, green, pink and purple hair, and none of that has ever exempted me from having lewd comments flung at me in the street.

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