For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favour; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had the actual experience of it.”“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” “The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.” “Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used.” “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” 3.The Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report emphasised the importance of identifying the fundamental ‘organisational causes’ of accidents rather than just focusing merely on errors and omissions by individuals.For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favour; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had the actual experience of it.” “The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.”“Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models.So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding.”It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.The budget the US Military have is insane, and it really shows. -He felt like the military in general in the US were treated incredibly well, whereas over here in the UK; it’s not a big deal.For instance, a few of his friends went to Sea World in Florida whilst they were on break.— “My Brother was in the UK Navy for 6 years serving on the Vanguard Submarines.He spent 6 months or so over in the US During the Trident tests.
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527), author of “There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.
, involved 600 interviews with soldiers and their families. Kristen Griest, one of the first two women to graduate from U. Bill Murphy), at the end of every law of war briefing I gave to deploying soldiers who were flying from Fort Drum, N.
I always remember a story I heard about one lieutenant who took over his first platoon just hours before he had to lead them in the invasion of Iraq: With that standard in mind--and with a great thank you to the men and women who wear our nation's uniform--here are 17 quotes about military leadership to inspire you on this important day.
One of the unavoidable aspects of pursuing a reform agenda is having to confront the more perverse aspects of individual and organisational behaviour.
Sadly these behaviours have a long and not so colourful history, dating back as long as recorded history it would appear.
-The sheer scale and number of Boats and Ships was incredible.