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Command Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Command

Please enjoy these Command Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

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Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
- Thomas Fuller

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To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
- Andre Malraux

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

I have discovered that there are two types of command
interfaces in the world of computing:
good interfaces and user interfaces.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
- George Herbert

Taking on challenging projects is the way that one
grows and extends one's range as a writer,
one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.
- Donna Tartt

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

When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle,
I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing,
which I'd love to do.
I wouldn't go unless I could command it.
- Wally Schirra

Create like a god, command like a king,
work like a slave.
- Constantin Brancusi

No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
- Denis Diderot

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command,
and I cannot give it up.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

A conductor should guide rather than command.
- Riccardo Muti

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command.
Never in a state can the laws be well administered
when fear does not stand firm.
- Sophocles

The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas
undertaken by the command of his present majesty,
has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
- William Bligh

He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one.
- Wally Schirra

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

To have command is to have all the power you will ever need.
To have all the power you will ever need,
is to have the world in the palm of you hand.
- Tiberius

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free;
if our wealth commands us,
we are poor indeed.
- Edmund Burke

We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird,
first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
- Nikki Giovanni

If you want to go anywhere in modern war,
in the air, on the sea, on the land,
you must have command of the air.
- William Halsey

Faith means intense, usually confident,
belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to
command assent from every reasonable person.
- Walter Kaufmann

Learn to obey before you command.
- Solon

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment
and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The style of an author should be the image of his mind,
but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
- Edward Gibbon

A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
- Ralph W. Sockman

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

I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to
sacrifice the brave men under my command.
- John Buford

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

Major North and myself went out in advance of the command
several miles and killed a number of buffaloes.
- Buffalo Bill

At his direction, I have taken command as the temporary Head of the Republic.
- Ziaur Rahman

I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable,
dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command.
- Billy Sunday

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

Always do everything you ask of those you command.
- George S. Patton

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

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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

The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing.
- Roger Babson

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

No one has a finer command of language than the person
who keeps his mouth shut.
- Sam Rayburn

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very
good support in the party.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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

Here I am in my first command - a bit dazed but feeling very grand.
- Lord Mountbatten

The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air,
and you can't win a war if you haven't.
- Jimmy Doolittle

Forgiveness is God's command.
- Martin Luther

The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious.
- Ferdinand Foch

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

I'm not dumb.
I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson

Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left,
to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack,
and went to Cemetary Hill for observation.
- John Buford

I wish it, I command it.
Let my will take the place of a reason.
- Juvenal

Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command,
save one, has stood with him.
- Mark Shields

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to
restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history,
their past, their tradition, their national symbols,
their way of living, often their own literary language.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The politicians in this world...
have at their command weapons of mass destruction far
more complex than their own thinking processes.
- Charley Reese

When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis
to food and medical care -
and to the mail.
- William Westmoreland

Boldness and decision command, often even in evil,
the respect and concurrence of mankind.
- Robert Dale Owen

When placed in command - take charge.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

It always impresses me when a person of small stature has command.
- Ned Beatty

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

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship,
or fleets under my command, into great danger,
I should have long ago been out of the Service and
never in the House of Peers.
- Horatio Nelson

In opera, as with any performing art,
to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course,
but you must also be famous.
The two are different things.
- Luciano Pavarotti

You can't command people to do their best;
they can only command that of themselves.
- Bob Nelson


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