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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
Henry David Thoreau
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
H. L. Mencken
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.
To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.
Particularly when you're dealing with very high ranking people, you know, you have to get their attention, they are used to, by their rank, of having their own way and doing their own thing and when it's necessary to all work together on something, sometimes you have to hit the mule between the eyes of the two by four to get its attention.
Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.
I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant. I want him to hold what he has earned and got. I have all the rank I want.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Jean de la Bruyere
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
W. H. Auden
Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
There are many bad things in this world of ours, but the use of the word 'monetize' has to rank high among them. Also,'incentivize.' Actually, all the '-ize' words, like 'contextualize' and 'utilize' and 'prioritize.' And - this is almost too horrible to type -'juniorize.'
My father was a Party member and he was a pretty high rank military officer under the colonel, junior colonel, I don't know the term. He was a total Stalinist. A bit with a streak of anti-Semitism and very shrewd man, a very kind of nervous man.
Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
With the perspective afforded by the passage of time, where does 9/11 rank as a turning point in our national history? For the victims and their families, innocents going about their lives, suddenly and brutally murdered, no other day can ever matter as much.
It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history.
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