Nathaniel Fick quotes

  • Do nothing but be prepared to do anything.
    -- Nathaniel Fick

    #Be Prepared #Prepared

  • My team is the best, the platoon is good, the company├»┬╗┬┐ is awful, and the battalion is actively trying to kill us.
    -- Nathaniel Fick

    #Team #Trying #Awful

  • I hurt for my Marines, goodhearted American guys who'd bear these burdens for the rest of their lives. And I mourned for myself. Not in self-pity, but for the kid who'd come to Iraq. He was gone. I did all this in the dark, away from the platoon, because combat command is the loneliest job in the world.
    -- Nathaniel Fick

    #Hurt #Jobs #Kids

  • I was in Afghanistan and then obviously in Iraq. And I realized that you can't control life. You can do a lot to prepare. You can train, and at the end of the day there's an element that's always going to be beyond your control.
    -- Nathaniel Fick

    #Iraq #The End Of The Day #Elements

  • People build continuity into their life: Places, friends and goals. We go to work on Monday with plans for Friday night, enroll as freshmen intending to be seniors and save money for retirement. We try to control what comes next and shape it to meet our will.
    -- Nathaniel Fick

    #Senior #Friday #Monday

  • When you are serving volunteer professional military, you take an oath to the Constitution, not to a policy or a president and you swear to obey the lawful orders of the democratically elected government. And so at the end of the day you could table your personal political views and do your job.
    -- Nathaniel Fick

    #Jobs #Military #Government

  • You never know what you're going to have to face, so you'd better be prepared.

  • All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared.

  • Be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you.

  • You must be prepared to work always without applause.

  • You must have goals in your life, or otherwise be prepared to be used by those who do have them.

  • Challenges come so we can grow and be prepared for things we are not equipped to handle now.

  • At every crossroad, be prepared to bump into wonder.

  • Unless women are prepared to fight politically they must be content to be ignored politically.

  • I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.

  • Are we prepared to leave our comfort zones to reach a better place?