Quotes by command
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English statesman and writer 1804-1881
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study.
American writer and editor 1893–1948
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
George Washington Carver
American botanist and inventor 1860-1943
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-1616
'Tis a dainty thing to command, though 'twere but a flock of sheep.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
French writer 1802-1885
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
American general in WO II 1880-1964
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
John F. Kennedy
American politician 1917-1963
A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.
German Luftwaffe general 1912-1996
According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command, they were supposed to be the fighter elite.
American musician 1941-
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'.Source: The Times They Are A-Changin (1964)
American self-help author 1883-1970
Do not wait; the time will never be ''just right.'' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.