"They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."James Stockdale on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."James Stockdale on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."James Stockdale on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."James Stockdale on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."James Stockdale on Thomas Jefferson
"He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam."