Command Quotes

To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility

Eric Hoffer

The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes

Charley Reese

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success

Erwin Rommel

Self-command is the main elegance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty and grace command the world

Park Benjamin

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Albert Einstein

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey, who is born with the right to command?

Tom G. Palmer

No affections and a great brain,--these are the men to command the world.

Benjamin Disraeli

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.

Mao Tse Tung

The last day of the old year was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

All of us can be influenced through psychological techniques. For example, if I say dont think of a black cat what do you do? You think of a black cat because the command think of a black cat was there in the sentence. Techniques like this can be used to influence peoples thoughts, behaviour, even their memory.

Derren Victor Brown

A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.

Napoleon Bonaparte

I believe that leaders and leadership teams working together in a proper design will run the business more effectively than by hierarchical, command-and-control managing. But I can't prove that. And there are no models.

Marvin Bower

The difference between a leadership and a command company can be very great indeed, because in a hierarchical situation, people who have concerns about reactions against themselves would simply not put forward negative information.

Marvin Bower

A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Obedience alone gives the right to command.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Havelock Ellis

The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.

Charles Eliot Norton

The members who command the best service at your golf club either have the lowest handicaps or the highest bar bills

Unknown

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel de Montaigne

Giving is more a dictate of the heart than a command of the brain.

Henry A. Rosso

I cannot command winds and weather

Horatio Nelson

I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.

Vladimir Horowitz

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

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