Top 180 Command Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Command Quotes from famous people such as Nancy Gibbs, Alan Dershowitz, Henri Frederic Amiel, Todd Young, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Twenty-first century war adds new risks: more and more

Twenty-first century war adds new risks: more and more often there are no front lines, no central command, no rules of engagement – only a chaotic collision of politics, power, faith and bloodlust. Victims are as likely to be civilians as soldiers.
Nancy Gibbs
Doing something because God has said to do it does not make a person moral: it merely tells us that person is a prudential believer, akin to the person who obeys the command of an all-powerful secular king.
Alan Dershowitz
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Intelligence work in the Marine Corps proved to me the strategic value in establishing a Central Command to act as a clearinghouse for disparate bits and floating bytes of information.
Todd Young
Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
There was a time when I was in my sins and I was God’s enemy, but now I have been purchased in Christ, and God is for me. He is not going to do anything or command anything that is not ultimately for my good and for His glory.
Trip Lee
The only way to become authentically powerful is to create authentic power. You cannot wish, want, or command authentic power into your life, although you can try.
Gary Zukav
An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.
Henry Morton Stanley
I’m indeed excited to be termed as a hero who can command commercial respect in two languages at the same time.
Vijay Antony
The first intifada, I was then commander of Central Command, commanding the West Bank, basically. And I know to what extent the first intifada was a popular uprising.
Ehud Barak
‘Never change’ is the thing that probably high school students have written in each other’s yearbooks for time immemorial. They think that command is possible!
Jane Hamilton
I have to command the offense. I have to command the team. I have to bring a spark and give us a chance to win.
Baker Mayfield
He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one.
Wally Schirra
I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable, dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command.
Billy Sunday
There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation.
Patrick Stewart
You can’t command people to do their best; they can only command that of themselves.
Bob Nelson
My passion is from my mom. She was passionate about leaving Germany and coming to America and making a life for her and her family. My father – discipline, a chain of command, it works this way.
Herm Edwards
To hear the Conservatives issue a command that all Leave voters must vote Tory, this seems insultingly complacent.
Claire Fox
I’m about as monolingual as you come, but nevertheless, I have a variety of different languages at my command, different styles, different ways of talking, which do involve different parameter settings.
Noam Chomsky
On June 23, 1864, Ambrose Bierce was in command of a skirmish line of Union soldiers at Kennesaw Mountain in northern Georgia. He’d been a soldier for three years and, in that time, had been commended by his superiors for his efficiency and bravery during battle.
Victor LaValle
Major North and myself went out in advance of the command several miles and killed a number of buffaloes.
Buffalo Bill
The idea of taking command of your life and doing something that you’re not sure if you can do and you’re not really sure if you should do it, I think is pretty timeless. We all face those doubts often, if not constantly.
Ryan North
Also, General Zinni, who commanded central command, was very much opposed to the war in the first place, as I was. We were both quoted to that effect in February of 2003.
William Odom
Forgiveness is God’s command.
Martin Luther
Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I’d practice in front of the mirror and I’d ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.
Tyra Banks
When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care – and to the mail.
William Westmoreland
When I was working in the Pentagon, I had to own the recommendations I made up the chain of command.
Elissa Slotkin
It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party.
Francis Maude
Among other things, Marching Band forms state that if my kid starts acting like a li’l jerkface on a trip, Marching Band can call and command me to pick up my li’l jerkface.
MaryJanice Davidson
In the military, a combatant command is the ultimate job. It’s the pointy tip of the spear, overseeing the people carrying the rifles and flying the aircraft.
Tammy Duckworth
Yeah, I wasn’t chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn’t planned by anyone.
Neil Armstrong
It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the

It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.
John Hunt Morgan
If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of.
Travis Bradberry
Names that come to mind that I’ve learned from are Tom Brady – the way he gets the ball out and is so decisive. You can tell he is in total control out there. Another name is Aaron Rodgers, and how he’s in total command. And also, Cam Newton, the way he has fun. I love that part of it.
Carson Wentz
The greatness of Mac Rebennack, alias, Dr. John, also known as John Crieux, rests on his command of the musical use of idiomatic expression. Not a technically well-endowed singer, nor a great songwriter, he leaves his mark through the discipline and control he exerts over all that he touches.
Jon Landau
What we call ‘morals’ is simply blind obedience to words of command.
Havelock Ellis
United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations.
Jim Gerlach
States are looking for low-cost solutions that will enable better communication, while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command breaks down in emergencies. We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time.
John Shimkus
Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
Mahatma Gandhi
We must make sure the stigma is removed around mental health and commanders must make it clear on a consistent basis that their door is open for everyone. Servicemembers need to know that command is there for them, to offer assistance however and wherever needed.
Joe Sestak
If you have a craftsman’s command of the language and basic writing techniques you’ll be able to write – as long as you know what you want to say.
Jeffery Deaver
What I like about Elvis is the same thing I like about James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince. These guys, back in the day, there was no smoke and mirrors. It was just raw talent. They would step out onstage and command an audience. Talk about awesome.
Bruno Mars
I make one pledge above all others – to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.
George McGovern
At the end of the day, when you command a certain power in track and field, you sometimes you have to exercise it.
Justin Gatlin
It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command.
George Crook
If I could come back as anything – I’d be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
Nikki Giovanni
We start 2016 with a command: that the subject of Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame is over, finis, kaput forever and ever. As sure as we will no longer discuss whether Lindsey Graham or George Pataki can be president.
Frank Deford
I immediately called the command center of the Department of Justice to let them know that my wife was on a plane that had been hijacked. I mainly wanted them know there was another hijacked plane out there.
Ted Olson
In the Marine Corps, your buddy is not only your classmate or fellow officer, but he is also the Marine under your command. If you don’t prepare yourself to properly train him, lead him, and support him on the battlefield, then you’re going to let him down. That is unforgivable in the Marine Corps.
Chesty Puller
I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: ‘steady as she goes’.
James Callaghan
The C Mission was the first command and service module. The D Mission was the first mission involving a lunar module in a manned fashion and the command module, and the E would take this lunar module and the command module into a very high elliptical orbit, about 4,000-mile-high orbit.
Gene Kranz
Mormons… are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command.
Mary Douglas
The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing.
Roger Babson
Solid-fuel rockets can’t easily be shut down on command.
Henry Spencer
My grandmother was kind, but she knew what she wanted and she wasn’t afraid to give a command. When, eventually, I ran my own kitchen, I realized I had a leadership model reaching back into my earliest memories.
Dominique Crenn
As president, I was more successful; I had more opportunity than as prime minister. Why? I didn’t have the power to give orders, to command, but I had the opportunity to call people to volunteer. In my period of presidency, I never heard the word ‘no.’
Shimon Peres
Nicknamed ‘Mad-Dog Mattis’ by his men, he was a command warrior in the old George Patton mode. He wasn’t an armchair general by any definition of that much-maligned term. If a Marine re-upped at a location where he was present, he would personally go to that Marine and thank him or her for rejoining.
Ryan Zinke
More than 55,000 men from Bomber Command lost their lives, of whom 38,000 were British. That’s one in 10 of all the British servicemen lost in the Second World War. It beggars belief that there has not been some recognition for what they gave until now.
Carol Vorderman
This democracy is not by the people, of the people, for the people. This democracy is about by the party high command, of the party high command, and for the party high command.
Arvind Kejriwal
I cannot command winds and weather.
Horatio Nelson
I’ve spent quality time in the aerospace community, with my service on two presidential commissions, but at heart, I’m an academic. Being an academic means I don’t wield power over person, place or thing. I don’t command armies; I don’t lead labor unions. All I have is the power of thought.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Bierce radiates brilliancy, and perhaps no other man of letters ever had a more ready command of condensed expression. For him, each word has its unique place in the peerage of words, and he would not use a word out of place any sooner than he would thrust an ape into a captain’s saddle.
Edwin Markham
Singing is a form of meditation... apparently the only

Singing is a form of meditation… apparently the only one that I have command over.
Brandi Carlile
We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
Joshua A. Norton
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
Juvenal
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Francis Bacon
I’ve done specific work to take care of anxiety. I believe that the psychological side can work for you just as it can against you. The better your command is over the psychological aspect, the better your physical performance. There’s no other way.
Terezinha Guilhermina
Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing.
George Woodcock
Call me curl-crazed, but there’s just something about a head full of waves that can command any room and make any outfit more interesting.
Elaine Welteroth
If I really want to be heard, I have that command, but a lot of heavy women don’t. When I see someone heavy working on television, I say, ‘Oh, God, go girl. You do it.’ You know, it shouldn’t stop your life.
Liz Torres
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
James Allen
Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like petroleum storage, bridges, and command bunkers; but even then, air power rarely succeeds by itself in destroying a regime’s ability to command and control its forces.
Michael Ignatieff
Many Muslims may not seek to kill the infidel, but they don’t want to condemn those carrying out the holy book command.
Monica Crowley
When you’re flying off soft keys on a touch screen it’s a totally different feel, and a lot of muscle memory is lost. There is that delay when you look at the screen and input a command before it’s executed, versus something instantaneous when you move the stick.
Jared Isaacman
Both Aishwaryaa and Soundarya are talented and ambitious. They are both daughters of the Superstar and have great command over their craft.
Dhanush
Al Qaeda likes to coordinate, have a central command to be able to send out emissaries around that they have highly trained and say, ‘This is the moment we’re going to do a large-scale attack.’
James Lankford
Sometimes I get insecure about being a real director because I look at the great directors, and they have such command. But maybe that keeps me critical of myself. Maybe it keeps me moving forward.
Ben Affleck
To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
Giulio Douhet
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
Denis Diderot
I don’t ever want to seem like I’m trying to command attention through the way I dress – but I have certainly been known to wear everything from a flamboyant suit to something very mellow and classic. I aim to just look and feel confident.
Cam Newton
I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea or especially a new character on command. Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.
John Kricfalusi
It was my contention that opera can not only pay for itself if it is well given, but it can also command a much wider audience if given like a play with lots of rehearsals and wonderful singers that fit the role.
Gian Carlo Menotti
Sometimes this going out in obedience to God’s command is more dramatic than at other times… sometimes more spectacular… sometimes more brave… but always it is a venture into the unknown.
Peter Marshall
The United States Cyber Command was created partly in response to a Russian hacking attack that long predated the 2016 election.
David E. Sanger
In the past, Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, of which SEAL Team 6 is a key component, has only launched ground raids in Yemen when the lives of hostages held by al Qaeda seemed at risk.
Peter Bergen
While I am in this world, I am resolved that no vexation shall put me out of temper if I can possibly command myself. Even old age, which is making strides towards me, shall not prevail to make me peevish.
Samuel Adams
Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed.
Curtis Carlson
Command that in no way there be in your household any who make strife, discord or divisions in the hostel, but all shall be of one accord, of one will as of one heart and one soul.
Robert Grosseteste
Obama is a very fine writer with an excellent command of language. His memoir ‘Dreams From My Father’ is a fine book, but it will not rank as one of the great autobiographies.
Fred Kaplan
Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it, spend time with your families.
Colin Powell
I remember specifically a couple of performances that I saw when I was young – River Phoenix in ‘Stand by Me’ and also Michael Jackson, in particular his ability to command such power and love while maintaining such deep vulnerability. It really moved my soul from a very young age.
Asia Kate Dillon
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Alan Watts
I look up to entrepreneurs who command respect and attention for daring to think out of the box and act accordingly.
Sherlyn Chopra
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave,

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
Walt Whitman
My little self-analysis is that consumer technology is the closest thing we have to magic. You push a button and something happens at your command. The things that get me fired up the most have always been the things that seem the most magical.
David Pogue
Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
Benjamin Disraeli
The purpose of life is to obey the hidden command which ensures harmony among all and creates an ever better world. We are not created only to enjoy the world, we are created in order to evolve the cosmos.
Maria Montessori
My mother would thump me sharply on the head with a thimble or a spoon if I became too noisy with the whistle when I was playing I was a steamboat captain. She had no sense of the dignity of command.
Lincoln Steffens
I don’t think we need to agree with anyone in order to love the person. The command for Christians to love the other person, to be benevolent and beneficent toward them, is independent of what the other believes.
Miroslav Volf
You got the ball in your hands and you’re in command, and if you get your good pitch where you want it, nobody’s gonna hit you.
Dwight Gooden
I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t heard about Dawood Ibrahim or seen his pictures. It was very important for me, not to just get the look right, but also to learn the way he smoked, the command he had over people, etc.
Sonu Sood
We provide new programmes, concepts, shows, regardless of what’s on other channels. After all, we command viewer loyalty and we are trustees of public faith.
Subhash Chandra
Fashion is not superficial; it is a dynamic tool to transform oneself, and it can be used to command the attention of those around you.
Christian Siriano
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Tony Robbins
Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household, and especially in the hall, to keep the household, within doors and without, respectable, without dispute or noise, or bad words.
Robert Grosseteste
You’ve got Washington picking winners and losers. And so, all of a sudden, decisions are being made on what helps politicians, not what helps the economy. Some will call it socialism. Some will call it a command and control economy. Whatever it is, it’s antithetical to the American experience.
Jeb Hensarling
Unconventional warfare needs to remain the heart and soul of U.S. Special Operations Command and component commands.
Brandon Webb
Mubarak would meet with me when I was at Central Command. He would lean and put his hand on my knee, as if a father figure, and say, ‘General, don’t ever forget the Arab Street. Listen to the Arab Street.’ I’d like to go to him now and say, ‘Mr. President, what about that Arab Street, what’s that all about?’
David Petraeus
When he ran a private company, one he owned, Trump could command all its constituent parts to do his bidding and make the rules himself. You’d think by his fourth year in the White House, he would have learned that the presidency doesn’t work that way. But obviously he hasn’t.
George T. Conway III
Never, ever command respect. Always earn it. A leader steps into the arena, and a great leader should never ask anyone to do anything that they haven’t done or they haven’t experienced.
Ant Middleton
When you’re running a company, you have employees – lots of them – that can interrupt your schedule. You have customers that can interrupt your schedule. You have a certain obligation to wave the flag because people expect to get out and wave the flag. The number of ways that others can command your time is high.
Steve Ballmer
Own the stage, command the stage, and don’t be afraid to be the best you can be.
Tessanne Chin
If I still had my legs, I would be in line for a battalion command, and instead, I’m flying a desk.
Tammy Duckworth
If you can command a lot of attention, that’s what is valuable, and many in the commercial ecology would like to have a piece of that attention.
Mitch Kapor
I consider that France does not have to submit to the calendar of the United States, so I want France to leave the integrated command of NATO.
Marine Le Pen
Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners.
Robert Grosseteste
I’ve been in all kinds of various arrangements of chain of command, and I was very comfortable – and everybody was – and I think the music shows that. I’m an honorary Foo Fighter, I guess. Or alumni or something. I’m proud to be one.
Joe Walsh
I think in the corridors of power these dangerous kinds of orders are issued in a much more vague way, passed down two or three levels of command before they’re given to the assassin.
Eddie Campbell
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
Ralph W. Sockman
Some people’s personalities are so compelling that they command attention.
Laura Linney
Really, of all the important mission responsibilities assigned to United States Strategic Command by the president, none is more important than our responsibility to deter a strategic attack on the United States and our allies and partners.
C. Robert Kehler
Jews read the books of Moses not just as history but as divine command. The question to which they are an answer is not, ‘What happened?’ but rather, ‘How then shall I live?’ And it’s only with the exodus that the life of the commands really begins.
Jonathan Sacks
My contention is that most students get distracted by music and social media because our current state of education is not sufficiently engaging to command their full attention.
Thomas Frey
Too little is it considered, while we gaze on aristocratic beauty, how much good food, soft lying, warm wrapping, ease of mind, have to do with the attractions which command our admiration.
Samuel Lover
Taking command of HMS Portland is definitely the highli

Taking command of HMS Portland is definitely the highlight of my 16 years in the Navy. It is a challenge that I am fully trained for and ready to undertake.
Sarah West
It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army’s philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command.
Mike Jackson
His father is governor of Media, and though he has the greatest command given him of all the rest of my generals, he still covetously desires more, and my being without issue spurs him on to this wicked design. But Philotas takes wrong measures.
Alexander the Great
The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command.
Jim Webb
What I love about research is when I’m having a bad day and I can’t write, I’ll just research some more, I’ll learn some more and I’ll have better command of the world of the film.
Robert Eggers
Dear is your heart and close your hand, I relinquish all to love’s dysmorphic command.
Isabel Yosito
Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.
Ron Lewis
‘Dogfight’ was everything wonderful and terrifying about a show, and I feel it 1,000% gave me the knowledge and the confidence that I could do this. I can step up and be present enough to command scenes with amazing actors.
Lindsay Mendez
Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
H. G. Wells
My duty to the army and to the republic whose battles we were waging forbade me assuming a position of seeming hostility to any portion of the brave men under my command.
Zachary Taylor
I see that I have, as part of my stock in trade, a very regal personality and carriage. I see that I have a kind of strength, a kind of command, and a kind of power that one would associated with a monarch.
Laurence Fishburne
How I shall miss Alan Rickman, his beautiful command of English, and a voice he played like a musical instrument.
Peter Hitchens
In conflict zones in particular, we need personnel who wear the badge of the United States, are a part of our official military command, and are always held accountable for their actions.
Jan Schakowsky
I did my utmost to ensure that everyone below me in the chain of command felt comfortable approaching me with concerns, ideas, thoughts, and even disagreements.
Jocko Willink
Acting in ‘Command & Conquer 3’ called for me to interact with the player and to look directly into the camera, which is a big no no when filming for TV or film.
Grace Park
Peace is not a matter of prizes or trophies. It is not the product of a victory or command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement.
Óscar Arias
It is the central bank governor, unlike other regulators or government secretaries, who has command over significant policy levers and has to occasionally disagree with the most powerful people in the country.
Raghuram Rajan
When you have control of muscles through balance, exercises not only streamline your figure, but you acquire a command and grace which contributes to your posture and to the way you wear your clothes.
Cyd Charisse
I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
Margaret J. Wheatley
It’s such an advantage to be able to hit short irons low on command. When it’s windy, you’ll hit more greens. But low shots are a great strategy in calm conditions, too: The less time the ball hangs in the air, the less time it has to stray off line from the flagstick.
Keegan Bradley
The Tea Party isolated Mitt Romney from mainstream voters, linking him to a rabid ideology that he could not shake as he desperately tried to move to the middle in the closing weeks of the campaign. Lesson: The loudest voices don’t often command the votes needed to win in November.
Eliot Spitzer
When I was 17-and-a-half I volunteered for the Wrens. I auditioned for a play and we took it round the Southern Command area and I really enjoyed it. I got laughs and that was when the bug got me.
June Brown
A conductor should guide rather than command.
Riccardo Muti
The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious.
Ferdinand Foch
I feel that I, and the people under my command, tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting agents which were also used by other intelligence services; adopting also means like pressure, money, sex – but that did not characterize my service.
Markus Wolf
The situation in Iraq was dire at the end of 2006, when President George W. Bush decided to implement the surge and selected me to command it. Indeed, when I returned to Baghdad in early February 2007, I found the conditions there to be even worse than I had expected.
David Petraeus
Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep.
Miguel de Cervantes
Certainly, there are huge, multiplatinum bands whose singers command their audience’s attention. Sadly, much of the time they have little to say.
Henry Rollins
Everybody who served in John Kerry’s boat under his command, save one, has stood with him.
Mark Shields
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one’s faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
Randa Abdel-Fattah
The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade, effective the first of July, up to Baghdad. I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June.
Janis Karpinski
Who has not served cannot command.

Who has not served cannot command.
John Florio
The politicians in this world… have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes.
Charley Reese
There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
George Herbert
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The fact that people are dropping out of the labour force says one of two things: either employers have no use for them, or they have no use for the jobs that are being offered at the wages they can command.
David Autor
According to ‘Star Trek’ mythos, Starfleet Command – operational headquarters for a flotilla of craft that keep the cosmic peace – is located in San Francisco’s Presidio, in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge (still carrying traffic, even in the 23rd century).
Seth Shostak
Without command of the seas ensured by the Navy, it will become more difficult to project American power where necessary to defeat terrorists, interdict WMDs and illegal arms trading and deter nations, including the new super power China, that might do America and its allies harm.
Robert C. O’Brien
Acting isn’t always about the amount of talent you have, or your ability to cry on command. The point is, how well can you take direction? How well can you put aside your own ideas or ego and listen to the ideas of the director and the people above you, while not giving up the passion and drive of that character?
Shannon Purser
Nations, not least America, retain full command of their national forces.
Mike Jackson
And at that point, I think we all realized it was something tremendously tragic, probably a terrorist attack, and the next step was to go down to our command center and get things going.
Robert Mueller
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
George S. Patton
Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. And you can’t investigate up the chain of command, which is a huge impediment.
Jon Krakauer
The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion – 1,200, 1,500 soldiers – arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.
Janis Karpinski
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
Lionel Trilling
The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco.
Armstrong Williams
Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.
Margaret J. Wheatley
America needs a sensible, sustainable Iran policy that can meet U.S. security and economic interests, command international support and withstand the shifting Middle Eastern sands.
Samantha Power
Actually the adrenaline of the game will probably help me out a little bit to regain command and concentration about the things that I have to do.
Pedro Martinez
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
John Locke
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
Saint Augustine
The attempts to command the climate and decide about the temperature on our planet are wrong and arrogant. I wrote a book about it which was published in English under the title ‘Blue Planet in Green Shackles.’
Vaclav Klaus
While people out there on the spot certainly have to be held accountable for what they’ve done personally, the chain of command responsibility for this strikes me as just as important and should be dealt with.
William Odom
Stardom should be a discovery. You don’t hammer it onto people’s heads. You don’t demand it. You command it.
Priyanka Chopra
I have always been a singer, a writer, and a musician, not as a prodigy or as in a trade handed to me by my parents, but because of an inner voice or maybe a command from beyond reality as it is usually defined.
Frank Black