Pilots Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Pilots

#1. Once embarked on a course of sensationalism, the composer is forced into a descending spiral spin from which only the most experienced pilot can flatten out in time. - Author: Constant Lambert
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#2. In the time since I've done 'Bad Teacher,' I've produced an independent movie and directed two pilots. So I love to do all different types of things. - Author: Jake Kasdan
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#3. I was a child of World War Two . I saw films of pilots taking off from aircraft carriers and decided that was the only thing I wanted to do. And it had to be flying from sea carriers. Airfields were not enough. - Author: Eugene Cernan
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#4. Death is the handmaiden of the pilot. Sometimes it comes by accident, sometimes by an act of God. - Author: Albert Scott Crossfield
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#5. Who was the best pilot I ever saw? You're lookin' at 'im. - Author: Gordon Cooper
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#6. Humans have a proven track record in taking over planes by the use of threats, which work because the legitimate pilots value their own lives and those of their passengers. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#7. Aggressiveness was a fundamental to success in airtoair combat and if you ever caught a fighter pilot in a defensive mood you had him licked before you started shooting. - Author: David McCampbell
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#8. The helicopter appeared so reluctant to fly forward that we even considered turning the pilot's seat around and letting it fly backward. - Author: Igor Sikorsky
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#9. I've interfaced with a lot of other creators of serialized shows, and I've really been blown away by the fact that they create a big spectacle, at the beginning, in the pilot, and they don't ultimately know where they're going. That's terrifying to me, and creatively disingenuous. - Author: Paul Scheuring
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#10. There are a huge amount of people who sell a TV pilot, every year, but most of them never get produced. It's very easy to make a living and never get anything produced. - Author: Robert Ben Garant
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#11. Flying is done largely with the imagination. - Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche
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#12. To be a good fighter pilot, there is one prime requisite think fast, and act faster. - Author: John Trevor Godfrey
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#13. We need not fear shipwreck when God is the pilot. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#14. Just as airplane pilots must maintain contact with air traffic control towers, you and I must stay in touch with God - the one who sees the big picture of our lives and who orchestrates everything that involves us. He - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#15. The successful golfers - they're like astronauts or pilots. They have that demeanor that they can focus and stay within that one moment and nothing distracts them. That's not me. - Author: Ray Romano
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#16. Started off local but thanks to all the haters, I know G4 pilots on a first name basis. - Author: Drake
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#17. What if one of her father's soldiers panicked and fired for no reason? Though pilots were carefully trained, mistakes happened and she didn't want to be included in a statistics report under "uh-oh, my bad."' (Kiara) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#18. The flame of family can warm us and at the same time be a perpetual pilot light to rekindle us. - Author: Neal A. Maxwell
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#19. The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants. - Author: Franz Liszt
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#20. It is wonderful how cheered a pilot becomes after he shoots down his first machine; his morale increases by at least 100 percent. - Author: James Ira Thomas Jones
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#21. And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning. - Author: Story Musgrave
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#22. I feel very confident that Americans flying in the air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances would our pilots ever even request permission to do that. - Author: Hugh Shelton
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#23. Today it is even more important to dominate the ... highly sophisticated weapon systems, perhaps even more important than being a good pilot; to make the best use of this system. - Author: Adolf Galland
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#24. They kill hundreds of people, those pilots. I would have loved to have flown the plane that dropped the bomb on Japan. A couple of dudes killed hundreds of thousands. That f****** rules! Yeah! - Author: Evan Wright
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#25. In 1960-61, a small group of female pilots went through many of the same medical tests as the Mercury astronauts and scored very well on them - in fact, better than some of the astronauts did. - Author: Henry Spencer
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#26. I've actually done three pilots for Disney. I met with the network when I was 16 years old and had just started acting. I would fly to Los Angeles to film pilots, then fly back to Dallas, where I grew up. - Author: Spencer Boldman
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#27. Pilots are drawn to flying because it's a perfect combination of science, romance and adventure. - Author: Charles Lindbergh
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#28. Fighter pilots. What idiot idea possessed me to put fighter pilots at the controls of starships? - Author: Evan Currie
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#29. The guy in the airplane goes with you. So he has self-interest to do the good things, too, and I don't know of any pilots that don't have a self-interest in staying alive. - Author: Gordon Bethune
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#30. Beware the lessons of a fighter pilot who would rather fly a slide rule than kick your ass! - Author: Ron McKeown
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#31. May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore. - Author: Saint Patrick
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#32. The mandate for the CTO's office is to unleash the power of technology, data, and innovation on behalf of the nation. The CTO's office is really trying to bring best practices, possibilities, pilots, and policy advising. - Author: Megan Smith
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#33. The true exceptional performer is on super pilot. Every single sense, every fiber of his body is brought together in what he is doing. - Author: John Eliot
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#34. As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying. - Author: David M. Brown
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#35. I don't see kids with Palm Pilots. They are not common on college campuses, except among professors. Gen Xers don't need them. They are a phenomenon of the 50-something who can't remember if his broker's number ends in 1137 or 3317. - Author: Elliott Abrams
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#36. And most of these pilots were lost during the first five flights. - Author: Adolf Galland
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#37. This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#38. Of the twenty-eight thousand German fighter pilots to see combat in WWII, only twelve hundred survived the war. - Author: Adam Makos
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#39. Great pilots are made not born ... A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end result is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience. - Author: Johnnie Johnson
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#40. There are a lot of good shows that don't get picked up. Like that Ben Stiller pilot, Heat Vision And Jack? That would have been a great show, but somehow it slipped by. - Author: Bret McKenzie
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#41. Looking down, the Israeli pilots could tell their troops from the Egyptians' when they saw ice-cream trucks, hot-dog vans, and laundry wagons navigating the desert. - Author: Ruth Gruber
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#42. The channel is known only to the natives; so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck. - Author: Thomas More
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#43. We were young, we were pilots, and we were hungry to test the new technology of 'space machines.' And we all wanted to be first. - Author: Gherman Titov
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#44. He had grown up in a country run by politicians who sent the pilots to man the bombers to kill the babies to make the world safer for children to grow up in. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#45. An infantryman can fight only if somebody else delivers him to his zone; in a way I suppose pilots are just as essential as we are. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#46. Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying. - Author: Neil Armstrong
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#47. However, the ability to control attention is not simply a measure of intelligence; measures of efficiency in the control of attention predict performance of air traffic controllers and of Israeli Air Force pilots beyond the effects of intelligence. - Author: Daniel Kahneman
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#48. I never trust the airlines from those countries where the pilots believe in the afterlife. You are safer when they don't. - Author: Muriel Spark
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#49. Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning. - Author: Adolf Galland
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#50. I've shot a lot of pilots that have never seen the light of day, jobs that have fallen apart or gotten canceled, so I'm really weary about what contracts I sign and where I swear my loyalty to. - Author: D.J. Cotrona
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#51. 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' ends with the spaceship lands and Richard Dreyfuss' character best on, but a bunch of pilots and sailors from the 1940s get off. You kind of wanted to know what happened next. - Author: Jonathan Nolan
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#52. When there's no information and the compass turns to nowhere that you know well, let your soul be your pilot. - Author: Sting
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#53. The duty of the fighter pilot is to patrol his area of the sky, and shoot down any enemy fighters in that area. Anything else is rubbish. - Author: Manfred Von Richthofen
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#54. I write screenplays that don't get made and pilots that don't get picked up, and I re-write other people's movies, and those are all different kinds of fees. - Author: Bruce Vilanch
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#55. I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own. - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#56. The pilot says, "Where do you want to go?" and that's always a rather existential question, because naturally I think a bit about where I want to go, but of course I can't really know where I want to go, in advance. I know it when I see it. - Author: Michael Light
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#57. The happily married man with a large family is the test pilot for me. - Author: Nevil Shute
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#58. He won't fly on the Balinese airline, Garuda, because he won't fly on any airline where the pilots believe in reincarnation. - Author: Spalding Gray
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#59. ...I stand looking at the aircraft, trying in vain to remember all the theoretical lore which i was supposed to have absorbed in school. The effort is discouraging. - Author: Ernest K. Gann
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#60. I employ 20 people in Vienna. The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions. The Overhead is limited with me. Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers. - Author: Niki Lauda
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#61. I've been asked to direct pilots for a lot of shows. - Author: M. Night Shyamalan
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#62. I've written several pilots that haven't gone, so that's why you haven't seen any. - Author: Rob Riggle
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#63. A purely psychological explanation is ruled out ... the discs show signs of intelligent guidance, by quasi-human pilots ... - Author: Carl Jung
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#64. Four semesters of organic chemistry made a pilot out of me. - Author: Rick Perry
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#65. Once you have established Your inner contact With your inner Pilot, Your life's transformation-victory Will not remain a far cry. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#66. Disney has been such a big part of my early career. I've done two pilots for Disney, and I've been working with them since I was 16, and I just turned 21. - Author: Spencer Boldman
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#67. There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You can't teach it. If you are a fighter pilot, you have to be willing to take risks. - Author: Robin Olds
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#68. In theater, you go in-depth with your character, so coming to the States, it was inevitable to dig into the pilots I liked. I knew what characters I was going to be reading for, so I would dissect them and really get involved with them. - Author: Adan Canto
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#69. We need to have people up there who can communicate what it feels like, not just pilots and engineers. - Author: Buzz Aldrin
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#70. I've owned 41 airplanes. A few of them would talk with me. This little seaplane, though, we've had long conversations in flight. There's a spirit in anything, I think, into which we weave our soul. Not many pilots talk about it, but they think about it in the quiet dark of a night flight. - Author: Richard Bach
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#71. It's not like I'm a rookie pilot. In fact, I invented airplanes. And air. - Author: David Blatt
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#72. Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots ... The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots, is to show them. - Author: Cornelia Fort
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#73. I tested for a couple of pilots, but they said I was too tall. - Author: Adam Baldwin
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#74. I recently learned something quite interesting about video games. Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The air force believes these kids will be our outstanding pilots should they fly our jets. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#75. Why don't we just buy one airplane and let the pilots take turns flying it. - Author: Calvin Coolidge
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#76. It's a terrible process, what you go through, during pilot season. All the shows turn themselves in and there is a good four to six weeks before you get phone call. - Author: Sarah Michelle Gellar
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#77. I was on automatic pilot; ideas for gadgets kept coming, fed by a force of energy flowing through me and around me. - Author: Trevor Baylis
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#78. The pilots I did test for, I was the only black actor testing against white actors for parts that were written white. - Author: J. August Richards
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#79. Yeah, I'd done a bunch of pilots. Some that had gone for a while. One that went for 13 episodes. But I had never been on a show that had lasted more than that. - Author: Donal Logue
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#80. If they (the young pilots) are on land, they would be bombed down, and if they are in the air, they would be shot down. That's sad ... Too sad ... To let the young men die beautifully, that's what Tokko is. To give beautiful death, that's called sympathy. - Author: Takijiro Onishi
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#81. An excellent weapon and luck had been on my side. To be successful, the best fighter pilot needs both. - Author: Adolf Galland
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#82. Mankind spends much more on training pilots of aircraft than it does to train the nuclear reactor operators. - Author: Abdus Salam
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#83. Greenberg wanted to give his pilots an alternate identity. Their problem was that they were trapped in roles dictated by the heavy weight of their country's cultural legacy. They needed an opportunity to step outside those roles ... and language was the key to that transformation. - Author: Malcolm Gladwell
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#84. On Thursday, a passenger forced his way into the cockpit of a United Airlines flight from Miami, but was subdued after the co-pilot hit him with a small ax. Good to see our airlines are being kept secure by the latest in 12th century technology. - Author: Dennis Miller
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#85. At work, conversation increases productivity. And yet people go into work, put on their headphones. In one interview, somebody called it - they become pilots in their own cockpits. - Author: Judy Woodruff
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#86. I was a bombadier in WW 2. When you are up 30,000 feet you do not hear the screams or smell the blood or see those without limbs or eyes. It was not til I read Hersey's Hiroshima that I realized what bomber pilots do. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#87. The pilot channel is doing what was expected. It is abating dust and giving us an inkling of what the area will look like when it is restored . - Author: John Wallace
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#88. Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it. - Author: Chesley Sullenberger
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#89. I did some commercials and a couple of B movies, then a few pilots that didn't go anywhere. Eventually I did the pilot for Beverly Hills, 90210. The rest is history. - Author: Brian Austin Green
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#90. I'm an Air Force officer first, a pilot second and then Nicole. The female part is last ... My job is to be the best right wingman that I can be. - Author: Nicole Malachowski
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#91. When you're a pilot, and you know all the ways to survive an airplane crash and how low the chances are, you feel safer. - Author: Chloe Grace Moretz
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#92. A free ride and free food are two of the three things no pilot ever turns down. - Author: Dick Rutan
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#93. Never board a commercial aircraft if the pilot is wearing a tank top. - Author: Dave Barry
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#94. Traditional PCs face competition from specialty products like Palm Pilots and from the servers that provide the nodes in computer networks. Microsoft's Windows CE hasn't done too well in the specialty-device market, and its Windows NT faces strong competition for server customers. - Author: Virginia Postrel
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#95. As we do at such times I turned on my automatic pilot and went through the motions of normalcy on the outside, so that I could concentrate all my powers on surviving the near-mortal wound inside. - Author: Sonia Johnson
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#96. My will enkindled by mine eyes and ears, Two traded pilots 'twixt the dangerous shores Of will and judgment. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#97. It's also not unknown for junior co-pilots of prime low fares carriers to sleep overnight in cars between duties. - Author: Glenn Meade
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#98. If I were, to pick out the most valuable personal traits of a fighter pilot, aggressiveness would rate high on the list. Time and again, I have seen aggressive action, even from a disadvantageous position, completely rout a powerful Nip formation. - Author: Charles H. MacDonald
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#99. Tom's Navy SEAL team nicknamed him 'Tailspin', especially after sustaining his knee injury, but Joe likes to call him his 'Lucky Charm' -- saved his tail too many times to count. - Author: L.A. Kragie
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#100. You can never be an entrepreneur if you're afraid to lose money. It's like being a pilot who is afraid of bad weather. - Author: Peter De Savary
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