„I fully subscribe to those words with my special thanks to all officers, noncommissioned officers and men for the attitude displayed during this fighting.“

After the Operation Market Garden, Field Marshal Model passed the appreciation from OB West on to his soldier, September 27, 1944. Quoted in "Rückzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944" - Page 278 - by Joachim Ludewig - 2012

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deutscher Heeresoffizier, Generalfeldmarschall im Dritten R… 1891 - 1945

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„Those officers and men who were immediately under my observation, evinced the greatest gallantry, and I have no doubt that all others conducted themselves as became American officers and seamen.“

—  Oliver Hazard Perry United States Naval Officer 1785 - 1819

Report on the Battle of Lake Erie (13 September 1813)
Kontext: Those officers and men who were immediately under my observation, evinced the greatest gallantry, and I have no doubt that all others conducted themselves as became American officers and seamen. Lieutenant Yarnall, first of the LAWRENCE, although several times wounded, refused to quit the deck. Midshipman Forrest (doing duty as lieutenant) and sailing master Taylor, were of great assistance to me.

Douglas Coupland Foto

„Consensus Terrorism: The process that decides in-office attitudes and behavior.“

—  Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961


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„He won't fight the Germans but he will fight for Office.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945

His opinion of Asquith's attempts to stay in power during the political crisis that ousted him from the premiership, quoted in Frances Stevenson's diary entry (5 December 1916), A. J. P. Taylor (ed.), Lloyd George: A Diary (London: Hutchinson, 1971), p. 133
Secretary of State for War

Ernest King Foto

„There is work in plenty for all hands- officers and men.“

—  Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956

Excerpt from Atlantic Fleet Confidential Memorandum 2CM-41, sent on 24 March 1941. As quoted in History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume One: The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943 (1948) by Samuel Eliot Morison, p. 52

Chuck Hagel Foto

„I took an oath of office to the Constitution, I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president.“

—  Chuck Hagel United States Secretary of Defense 1946

On Bush, the GOP, and the Patriot Act,[Charles, Babington, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/20/AR2005122001488.html?nav=rss_print/asection, 4 GOP Senators Hold Firm Against Patriot Act Renewal, Washington Post, A04, December 21, 2005, 2006-10-16]

Michael T. Flynn Foto

„My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the special counsel’s office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.“

—  Michael T. Flynn 25th United States National Security Advisor 1958

Statement made following his indictment on charges of lying to the FBI https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-russia-investigation.html, a felony which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison (1 December 2017)
Public Statements

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„It’s the duty of men in office not to be misled.“

—  Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017

“Basis for Negotiations” p. 140
Short fiction, Who Can Replace a Man? (1965)

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Alexander Hamilton Foto

„As long as offices are open to all men and no constitutional rank is established, it is pure republicanism.“

—  Alexander Hamilton Founding Father of the United States 1757 - 1804

Remarks in the Federal Convention, as quoted in Works, Vol. II, pp. 416-417. https://books.google.com/books?id=yg5QAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=%22All+these+perplexities+develop+more+and+more+the+dreadful+fruitfulness+of+the+original+sin%22&source=bl&ots=PYcXRYqq9n&sig=JUYWQ5t-Er_VyLC3RCKHkC60pv0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAGoVChMI-cTzx47ZxwIVxhkeCh11XAfx#v=onepage&q=%22All%20these%20perplexities%20develop%20more%20and%20more%20the%20dreadful%20fruitfulness%20of%20the%20original%20sin%22&f=false
Debates of the Federal Convention (1787)

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„It is no accident that the Office of UN High Commissioner on Human Rights stated today that all circumstances of his (Gaddafi's) death must be investigated and I fully agree that such an investigation will be conducted.“

—  Sergey Lavrov Russian politician and Foreign Minister 1950

Quelle: He said that Muammar Gaddafi's death should be investigated, as he shouldn't have been killed, (October 2011) http://rt.com/politics/lavrov-interview-russia-libya-us-439/

Francis Escudero Foto

„I still believe that majority of our officers and men in uniform are honest and hardworking. It would be a disservice to lump them together with those crooked individuals.“

—  Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969

The Philippine Star http://www.philstar.com/headlines/653601/review-plea-bargaining-agreement-garcia-enrile

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„If public officers will infringe men's rights, they ought to pay greater damages than other men, to deter and hinder other officers from the like offences.“

—  John Holt (Lord Chief Justice) English lawyer and Lord Chief Justice of England 1642 - 1710

Ashby v. White (1703), 2 Raym. 956.
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Jerry Brown Foto

„I've been in office and I've been out of office. And if I were to choose, I'd rather be in office.“

—  Jerry Brown American politician/lawyer and current governor of California 1938

"Capitol Journal", Los Angeles Times, 19 January 2004.

„If I had it to do over, I’d vote for Obama without hesitation. I’m very thankful that McCain and Palin aren’t in office.“

—  Charles Foster Johnson American musician 1953

April 27, 2010 http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/36250_Tim_Blair_Investigative_Reporter&only

Thomas Jefferson Foto

„The habit of using ardent spirit, by men in public office, has occasioned more injury to the public service, and more trouble to me, than any other circumstance which has occurred in the internal concerns of the country, during my administration. And were I to commence my administration again, with the knowledge which from experience I have acquired, the first question which I would ask, with regard to every candidate for public office, should be, "Is he addicted to the use of ardent spirit?"“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Attributed by an unnamed "distinguished officer of the United States Government" in the Sixth Report of the American Temperance Society, May, 1833, pp. 10-11 http://books.google.com/books?id=h_c0wbAOQ5kC&pg=PA237&dq=%22The+habit+of+using+ardent+spirit%22.
Later variant: Were I to commence my administration again,... the first question I would ask respecting a candidate would be, "Does he use ardent spirits?"

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„I would fight to change the policy before the General Election. If I failed then I wouldn't accept office in a Labour Government.“

—  Denis Healey British Labour Party politician and Life peer 1917 - 2015

On unilateral nuclear disarmament. (The Guardian, 15 September 1981).

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