Command Quotes

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Eoin Colfer
“Being in command means making tough decisions. Not being in command means shutting up and doing what you're told.
--Artemis Fowl”
Eoin Colfer, The Artemis Fowl Files

Amit Kalantri
“Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Charles Bukowski
“that your power of command
with simple language was
one of the magnificent things of
our century.
(from the poem: result)”
Charles Bukowski

Abbi Glines
“If anyone has a problem with Blaire then they need to take it up with me. She has a job here as long as she wants one. The three of you may not like it but I personally don’t give a flying fuck. So get over it. She doesn’t need this shit right now. Back off. Are we understood?”
Abbi Glines, Never Too Far

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever seen. For the greatest leaders are those who share as equals in the trials and struggles, the demands and expectations, the hills and trenches, the laws and punishments placed upon the backs of those governed. A great leader is motivated not by power but by compassion. Therefore he can do nothing but make himself a servant to those whom he rules. Such a leader is unequivocally respected, and loved for loving.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Margaret Mahy
“Stamp, your name is to be Laura. I'm sharing my name with you. I'm putting my power into you and you must do my work. Don't listen to anyone but me. You are to be my command laid on my enemy. you'll make a hole in him through which he'll drip away until he runs dry. As he drips out darkness, we'll smile together, me inside, you outside. We'll crush him between our smiles.”
Margaret Mahy, The Changeover

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't lose hope. If your hope gets lost, the other side called "failure" begins to win! The quickest medicine to heal a depressed soul is to command; "arise my soul and praise the Lord". Hope is the clothe piece in which wraps a healthy soul!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Bertrand De Jouvenel
“Command is a mountaintop. The air breathed there is different, and the perspectives seen there are different, from those of the valley of obedience. The passion for order and the genius for construction, which are part of man's natural endowment, get full play there. The man who has grown great sees from the top of his tower what he can make, if he so wills, of the swarming masses below him.”
Bertrand De Jouvenel, On Power: The Natural History of Its Growth

George Packer
“The attacks of 9/11 were the biggest surprise in American history, and for the past ten years we haven't stopped being surprised. The war on terror has had no discernible trajectory, and, unlike other military conflicts, it's almost impossible to define victory. You can't document the war's progress on a world map or chart it on a historical timetable in a way that makes any sense. A country used to a feeling of being in command and control has been whipsawed into a state of perpetual reaction, swinging wildly between passive fear and fevered, often thoughtless, activity, at a high cost to its self-confidence.”
George Packer

“Always be in command of your music. If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don't let them interrupt or alter your song.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Stephanie Danler
“She re-marked her lips with her lipstick. I saw sprays of silver in her coarse hair. I saw inscriptions of her years around her mouth, a solid crease between her brows from a lifetime of cynicism. The posture of a woman who had stood in a casual spotlight in every room she'd ever been in, not for gloss or perfection, for self-possession. Everything she touched she added an apostrophe to.”
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

Elias Canetti
“Every command consists of momentum and sting. The momentum forces the recipient to act, and to act in accordance with the content of the command; the sting remains behind in him. When a command functions normally and as one expects, there is nothing to be seen of the sting; it is hidden and unsuspected and may only reveal its existence by some faint, scarcely perceptible recalcitrance before the command obeyed.”
Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power

Elias Canetti
“Every command leaves behind a painful sting in the person who is forced to carry it out.”
Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Command respect with style and grace.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Théun Mares
“Only by listening attentively to every command issuing from his heart can the warrior hope to gain the advantage over power. There is no other way in which to survive the unrelenting attacks staged by power against the warrior striving to gain command over it. The warrior must never, not even for one instant, lose sight of the fact that power is not the sole property of any individual to be used for selfish gain - power may only be used for the benefit of all life, since the individual unit is but a fragment of the greater whole. If the warrior holds his intent unwaveringly upon this knowledge throughout his battle, then there comes a moment when he slips into a second state of serenity and, in that new quietness of life, grasps the purpose of the eagle. It is then that the warrior's command becomes the command of the eagle, and from this moment on the warrior is free of the horrendous temptations posed by power. Finally the battle is over, and the power which the warrior has been struggling to control now quietly submits to his will. This is that true command of power which makes the warrior who walks the path of freedom an utterly invincible being.”
Théun Mares, Cry of the Eagle: The Toltec Teachings Volume 2

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People have the right not to change as per our wish, suggestion, or command, even if the change would benefit nobody but them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Barbers are powerful; they command, and even kings comply without complain.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Tamora Pierce
“She preferred to avoid battles with them now so she would have authority with them later if she needed to use it.
They never say it's one thing to be given command by your superiors and another to be given it by the men under you, she thought as she and Neal rode back to Haven.”
Tamora Pierce, Lady Knight

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“All the inspirations comes from God. Where did the devil gets his inspiration to disobey the command of his Creator?”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A man of courage is in command of himself.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Anthony Ryan
“Power comes at a price, love," Veliss replied through bared teeth, maintaining the smile she offered to the townsfolk lining the square.
"What power?"
"All power. The power to rule, to kill, or, in your case this fine morning, the power to incite the lust of the old goat you're about to meet."
"Lust? I have no desire to incite lust in anyone."
Veliss turned to her with a quizzical expression, her smile suddenly genuine. "Then I'm afraid you're in for a lifetime of disappointment.”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

“The lawmakers possess the authority that commands the obedience of the people.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Théun Mares
“To stop the world is a superb act of magic. Once a warrior has accomplished this feat he is a free being with power at his command, and thus his destiny begins to unfold in the most marvellous and miraculous way.”
Théun Mares, Cry of the Eagle: The Toltec Teachings Volume 2

David Weber
“There's panic, and then there's panic, Commander. Fear of the odds, of the enemy, even of death is one thing. All of us feel that. We'd be fools if we didn't. But we learn not to let it dictate our responses. We can't, if we're going to do our jobs.

But there's another sort of terror: the terror of failure, of being blamed for some disaster, or of assuming responsibility. It's not just the fear of dying; it's the fear of living through something like Seaford while everyone laughs behind your back at what an idiot you were to allow yourself to be placed in such a disastrous situation.”
David Weber, Ashes of Victory

“Even night is a gesture, sleep
a cog in its wheel of stars. Lie down.
At some point you lie down.”
Marianne Boruch, Cadaver, Speak

Henry V. O'Neil
“But that’s part of being in charge, Jan. Maybe the most important part. You can’t let your people get fucked over. Not if you expect them to follow you.”
Henry V. O'Neil, Orphan Brigade

“Marching is all very well,” she said to her son, “but where, and to what purpose? What do you mean to do?”

Robb hesitated. "(..)I’m not certain . . . ”

“Be certain, or go home and take up that wooden sword again. You cannot afford to seem indecisive in front of men like Roose Bolton and Rickard Karstark. Make no mistake, Rob —these are your bannermen, not your friends. You named yourself battle commander. Command.”

(...)“I’ll ask you again. What do you mean to do?”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Marching is all very well,” she said to her son, “but where, and to what purpose? What do you mean to do?”

Robb hesitated. "(...)I’m not certain . . . ”

“Be certain, or go home and take up that wooden sword again. You cannot afford to seem indecisive in front of men like Roose Bolton and Rickard Karstark. Make no mistake, Rob —these are your bannermen, not your friends. You named yourself battle commander. Command.”

(...)“I’ll ask you again. What do you mean to do?”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“COMMAND YOU TO SERVE OTHERS, DON'T COMMAND OTHERS TO SERVE YOU”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Catelyn could only watch him go. Her son and now her king. How queer that felt. Command, she had told him back in Moat Cailin. And so he did.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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