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RMartiniGreat minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people-Adm. Rickover
RMartiniGood ideas are not adopted automatically. Adm. Rickover
RMartiniThe person who does not read has no advantage over the person who can't by Mark Twain
RMartiniThe best piece of plastic in my wallet is my Library card. Ron Martini
stoopsYour need is not a blank check on my abilities....
donmac11-04-05 There are two ways to live your life.One is as though nothing is a
donmac......... miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
donmac11-7-05 "Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use." - Wendell Johnson
donmac11-08-05 Don't let realism temper your faith; let faith temper your realism. -Y. Knott
donmac11-10 "Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room." - Winston Churchill
HarrisIn a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer
HouseholderNothing is impossible to the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
Richard"One man with courage is a majority"- Andrew Jackson
Richard"Speak softly, but carry a Big Stick"-Theodore Roosevelt
Myron"If at first the idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it." - Albert Einstein
dbaker"If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all" Dan Baker
rlesterProblems become opportunities when the right people join together - Author Unknown
rlesterA Leader's job is to look into the future, and see the organization Not as it IS...But rather, as it can BECOME. - Author Unknown
lee"It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good."-Thomas Jefferson
lee“Put more into life than you expect to get out of it. Drive yourself and lead others. Make others feel good about themselves. They will outperform your expectations, and you will never lack for friends.”- Admiral Eugene Fluckey
ldean"This means something. This is important." - Richard Dreyfuss in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
rlesterLife is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once; so spend it wisely' ~ Author Unknown
RMartini""It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." Roman Philospher Seneca submitted by John Riley
RMartini"Think of it this way: Where can you go to sea in the most AWESOME piece of equipment ever built, have great chow, outstanding shipmates and piss off Ivan AND GET *PAID* FOR IT?"
RMartini"I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths." Admiral Lockwood
RMartini"Without courage, you might as well not be in it. You’ve got to have courage--moral courage, physical courage--and honor. Honor means telling the truth even when it might not be to your advantage" Capt. Charles Rush
RMartini"Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners." Winston Churchill
RMartini"Submarine life most of the time is hours and hours of boredom with intermittent terror thrown in to keep you on your toes!" Submitted by Paul "PEP" Perris
RMartini"The Bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives." Adm. Leahy in 1945 to President Truman
RMartini"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." General Patton
lee"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln
lee" All Veterans of any service are my brothers and sisters" Viejo
RMartiniLiberty is the spirit that rises up from the hallowed graves. Found by Gil Raynor

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