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Stuart Symington Quotes

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Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell
all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation.
I said I couldn't do it without some shoe leather.
- Stuart Symington

Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers
and radio sets in Rochester,
New York; pretty young and inexperienced;
but we survived the depression.
- Stuart Symington

Sure, you would lose more bombers without fighters,
but, flying in formation, you could get the job done.
- Stuart Symington

In real danger sometimes even a democracy can really keep a secret.
- Stuart Symington


 

In those days secrets were well kept.
- Stuart Symington

I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out
and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington


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It all went back to problems we had talked about before,
you know, such as the British not believing in formation
bombing and not believing in daytime bombing.
- Stuart Symington

If civilians are going to be killed,
I would rather have them be their civilians than our civilians.
- Stuart Symington

FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures
of ships they took out of the White House after he died.
But he could choose good men.
- Stuart Symington

Hardly had I left when we ran into the Korean war,
doubled what I had asked for and doubled it again.
I had told him I would stay in Government,
be honored to, but not with the Air Force.
- Stuart Symington

But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army,
much like the Marines with the Navy.
Everything had to be done over by the Army after it
had already been done by the Air Corps,
a mess.
- Stuart Symington

Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White
House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations.
Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility
but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble.
- Stuart Symington

The British were keen for 30 caliber guns,
did not believe in daylight bombing.
American experts said 30 caliber was not enough;
we had to have 50 caliber,
also said daylight bombing was right provided the planes attacked in formation,
with 50 caliber guns.
- Stuart Symington

I had learned many years ago in private business never
to take responsibility without adequate authority;
and the new Secretary of Defense,
as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out.
- Stuart Symington

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

I have found out in later years that we were very poor,
but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Get the facts first.
You can distort them later.
- Mark Twain

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
- Paul Tournier

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged
sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

Sooner or later, we sell out for money.
- Tony Randall

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:
cash and experience.
Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
- Harold S. Geneen

Always do your best.
What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you
can never repeat the same experience.
- Michael Palin

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999.
If I could finish an album of my own music,
I would.
Five years later I am happy to say I have.
- Jack Irons

While most students were trying to draw one beautiful finished piece,
I would be in the background drawing dozens of studies
at different angles to use later.
- Frank Bruno

I hate housework!
You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months
later you have to start all over again.
- Joan Rivers

Two months later at a party, Bernard pulled me into a closet and proposed.
I said yes.
- Shelley Duvall

I knew nothing about martial arts.
The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts,
and put me in a school.
Three years later I got my first championship in China.
- Jet Li

Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
- Julian Bond

And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in
the great city of Cleveland,
that was another great way to end my career,
going to the World Series.
- Dave Winfield

The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing
and learned how to make money.
Five years later that skill helped me make my first film.
- Vin Diesel

Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later,
when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding
my breath in the silence of the end.
- Emanuel Ax

The Nixon years were trying.
They honed my judgment for everything I did later on.
The experience also illustrated for me the importance
of training young lawyers properly.
- Fred F. Fielding

Those early steps are very important in understanding the evolution.
But in themselves, maybe now you need the later records
to understand the significance of the earlier records!
- Evan Parker

The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'.
Sixty years later the slogan became,
'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
- John McCarthy

One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions;
later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums
or songs that later proved themselves.
- Carly Simon

Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were
all from one family and then later I was divorced.
- Betty Hill

I personally believe that those who are leaders with
political power over the world will be forced some day,
sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
- Alva Myrdal

Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan
early cost the world dearly later on.
We dare not make the same mistake with China.
- Steve Forbes

I leave a lot open so I can fill it in later.
If I don't have any ideas right away,
I can fill it in later.
- Jaime Hernandez

After the Shuttle checks out on its two upcoming flights,
it will be ready to take larger components up to the
International Space Station later this fall.
- Marc Garneau

Everybody, sooner or later, will have to go under the knife.
Let's hope they make out as well as I did.
- Bobby Darin

I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi

There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
the former begets knowledge,
the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates

Even in relationships, I don't get my hopes up or anything,
especially not right now because I know I'm young and
I've got plenty of time later in the future.
- Christina Milian

We recorded the record on a Saturday afternoon March
30th and I heard the record for the first time on April 6th.
I was driving to school, literally seven days later.
- Lesley Gore

I've got too many of my friends that retired and went
home and got on a rocking chair,
and about a year and a half later, I'm always going to the cemetery.
- Red Adair

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences,
sooner or later.
- Lydia M. Child

Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake.
Many years later, when his wife died,
my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance.
- Laurence Housman

I was thrown into the Parliament right away.
From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue,
later on with that of divorce.
- Emma Bonino

I think everything I do is my early work.
I can't wait to get on to the later stuff.
- Joseph Fiennes

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting,
I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed
to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
- Douglas Wilson

Sooner or later the arm goes bad.
It has to...
Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.
- Whitey Ford

The New Testament evinces its universal design in its very,
style, which alone distinguishes it from all the literary
productions of earlier and later times.
- Philip Schaff

Human beings are pampered by the Lord.
Their real tests don't come until later in life.
- Willie Stargell


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