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The people that make this country work the people who pay on their mortgages the people getting up and going to work striving in this recession to not participate in it they're not the enemy. They're the people that hire you. They're the people that are going to give you a job.

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it you are lost.

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.

We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before. It's a nontraditional kind of war and I think we need to step back recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people and resetting our position in the world.

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.

It was my duty to shoot the enemy and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines soldiers buddies. I'm not naive and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.

As to war I am and always was a great enemy at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life and were I young again should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived.

My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.

New terms used like 'overseas contingency operation' instead of the word 'war' - that reflects a worldview that is out of touch with the enemy that we face. We can't spin our way out of this threat.

War itself is the enemy of the human race.

The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.

Thus what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy to accomplish our will.

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears it is the enemy.

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

The greatest friend of truth is Time her greatest enemy is Prejudice and her constant companion is Humility.

The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.

Time is the friend of the wonderful company the enemy of the mediocre.

The bottom line is how do we best provide for the security of the traveling public in light of a determined enemy who is adept at constructing well-designed well-concealed devices which would not show up in a walk-through metal detector? We're trying to employ the best technology to identify any possible threat.

Technology isn't the enemy it is our ally but only if we adopt a new model that puts people before profit. I realize that we seem far from that model but I have seen it in action and it is a beautiful thing. So I'm not willing to give up yet. Hope is the last thing to die.