Conquest is easy. Control is not.
299th Rule of Acquisition: When you exploit someone, it never hurts to thank them. That way, it's easier to exploit them the next time.
A single word can lead to tragedy -- one word misspoken or misunderstood.
Without freedom of choice, there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life.
That's simply the way they talk here. Nobody pays any attention to you unless you swear every other word.
A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face.
I respect an officer who is prepared to admit ignorance and ask a question rather than one who, out of pride, will blunder blindly forward.
We must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.
You're the captain of this ship. You haven't the right to be vulnerable in the eyes of the crew. You can't afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith and you lose command.
There can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions.