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We’ve collected the best Combat Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Zoey Deutch, Jacqueline Novogratz, Chris Gibson, Grant Imahara, Tim Schafer. Use them as an inspiration.

My signature look is an eighties baby doll dress, combat boots with colorful socks sticking out, and then mounds of jewelry. I love silver and turquoise. I go to Montana every winter, so I hunt around for cool pieces there.
Sproxil will help combat the multi-billion dollar counterfeit drug market, empower customers, and give them the resources to make informed pharmaceutical purchasing decisions.
I had four combat tours, and I never saw death on a scale like I saw in Haiti. A quarter-million people lost their lives.
There’s nothing like experiencing the sights and sounds of a live robot combat event.
Before ‘Final Fantasy VII,’ I would have told you that I had zero interest in RPGs with turn-based combat. But that game was so well done, I didn’t care what genre it was. Any genre can be done poorly or done well.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
We tend to think of heroes only in terms of violent combat, whether it’s against enemies or a natural disaster. But human beings also perform radical acts of compassion; we just don’t talk about them, or we don’t talk about them as much.
I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can’t wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!
Pearl Mackie
The legions of reporters who cover politics don’t want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
Hugh Sidey
There are a number of World War II historians I admire: Cornelius Ryan, Mark Stoler, Antony Beevor, to name a few. As for generals, there are those I admire as combat leaders and others I admire because they’re great fun to write about.
As far as this citizen is concerned, the decision to commit men and women, who are also sons and daughters, to combat is an extraordinarily important one, and not to be done to just feel good; to be done to absolutely accomplish a mission.
Before running for office, I was an A-10 squadron commander with 325 combat hours. During my time in uniform and since coming to the House and taking up the fight to keep the plane, I have heard countless stories from American soldiers about how the A-10 saved their lives.
It is one thing to go into combat, but quite another to go in with the sapping knowledge that what you do in the next few chaotic minutes or hours in the name of your mates, your regiment, your country, might also see you dragged into court.
Eighteen years doing this, my friend. Eighteen years – combat sport. I think you will not find this in history, I believe.
Can we be against anti-Semitism and understand that it’s at the root of white supremacy? So you can’t tell me to combat anti-Semitism if you’re not ready to join me and tell me, ‘Let’s end white nationalism and white supremacy,’ which is really the real threat on all Americans.
Mattis has been sharply critical of President Barack Obama‘s policies on Iran and Obama’s capping of troop numbers and campaign end-dates in theaters of war such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also appears to be a skeptic of the Obama-era policy of putting women into combat roles.
Energy is one of the most precious battlefield resources, but it is risky and expensive to deliver in combat zones.
You’re in a combat zone one day. You come home, and then you have to readjust, and it takes a few days. We just sit in the house, hang with the family and then things get better.
I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn’t have in Vietnam.
Tracy Kidder
We must continue our fight to ensure that Federal, State, and local authorities have the resources and support necessary to combat this growing epidemic. This is a top priority for me and many of my colleagues here in Congress.
I have led men in combat.
Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not.
When I travel around the country, I see great companies with new ideas and a can-do attitude. But too often they are in hand-to-hand and pen-to-paper combat with officialdom.
While never the darling of pure free traders, measures to combat dumping, subsidies, and injurious import surges have always been deemed essential by open economies like the United States to maintain support for trade.
Robert Lighthizer
Just as the music industry couldn’t combat the financial impact of digital piracy, major corporations will have to rethink how to maintain margins when many of their most profitable items can be easily manufactured at home.
We should be challenging and reforming our legislation around the world to actually combat hostile actors, whether they’re domestic or foreign.
A huge part of Irish dance is balance, which is so good for any kind of combat – just being aware of your body.
I remember in one parish a terrible row over the ideal size of mince pies, and in another two great ladies dashing trays of pancakes to the vicarage floor in a controversy over whether to roll or to fold. But the real arena for food combat is television.
The US constitution‘s First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with – more speech and debate, not censorship.
Let’s not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.
Posture for combat is so vital.
I know MMA isn’t for everyone. It is a combat sport; some people don’t like watching it, but it is entertainment for some people.
What I saw when I was a child was my father who was a pilot, and because of circumstances was thrown into the political system, and all I saw when was small after my grandmother died was my father in constant – constant combat with the system in India, and then I saw him die, actually.
I’ve always been a T-shirt, Levi’s, leather jacket, and combat boots kind of girl.
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
All combat sports are connected.
It was only by luck and the blessings of God that my soldiers did not encounter an assault, that we did not run over an IED. And to dishonor our service by saying we’re not worthy of being called combat veterans is insulting to the majority of men and women who serve their country honorably.
Through educational programming, Jewish American History Month will help raise the awareness of a people, their history and contributions. It will help combat anti-Semitism, a phenomenon that is on the rise and that unfortunately still exists in our Nation.
I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.
Your body’s really only meant to compete at the highest levels of combat sports for a few years.
Any survival guide will tell you, don’t buy a pair of combat boots before any disaster. They’ll tear your feet up. Or water – don’t bring water with you because it’ll tire you out and you’ll lose too much fluid. Bring a water pump.
I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Anyone who has spoken to experienced combat troops knows that they rarely brag about their exploits. Strong and silent is the preferred style.
I wanted to experiment with more deliberate combat but I never wanted to lose that DNA of what ‘God of War’ is.
My own life changed when my father returned from his second combat tour in Vietnam. When he came home after almost a year in Army hospitals, he weighed less than half of what he did when he left. I watched the agonizing recovery, and that experience was on my mind when I was asked to come to VA.
Robert Wilkie
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Machida Karate is for real combat. Other karate may be not for real combat because there are many rules for the competition, and a lot of the rules aren’t good for real combat – you can’t do some takedowns, you can’t finish the fight on the ground. Machida Karate is very different.
American workers have lost jobs and businesses have been damaged because of cyber attacks, and that’s why it will continue to be a top priority of mine to put the necessary resources in place to help our nation prepare for and combat future cyber attacks.
I started doing karate at four, my parents were karatekas. I stopped when I was 17 and went to Julliard and had a lot of stage combat there.
Lynn Collins
We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework.
I did a bit of everything, and I was never beaten. I was into Bruce Lee, mate. Oh yeah! I love my combat sports.
When it comes down to it, I’m a ‘skinny jeans and graphic t-shirt’ kind of gal. My combat boots are my life.
Britne Oldford
I think the ability and the knowledge to be able to defend yourself builds confidence. Also there’s great gratification in the sweat and work you get from any combat training.
I am not opposed to scientists looking at all ways to combat and destroy the Zika virus.
When someone decides to come into the UFC, and they don’t have a combat sports background, you’re kind of thinking, ‘Does he really understand what he’s getting into?’
I’ll tell ya, I’m a pro-Second Amendment person, I’m a gun owner. I went to combat with a 9 millimeter strapped to my chest and a 20 millimeter cannon on the front of my jet. I’m no stranger to weapons.
The only really committed artist is he who, without refusing to take part in the combat, at least refuses to join the regular armies and remains a freelance.
If we had done the work that we should have done in the 20th century to combat our history of racial inequality, no one could win national office after demonizing people because they’re Mexican or Muslim. We would be in a place where we would find that unacceptable.
In New York, I can be a little edgier – I’ll wear sneakers, combat boots, jeans. In L.A., I don’t go as far. I find myself taking more of a risk when it comes to style in New York.
Both my New Hampshire great-grandfathers wore facial hair: the Copperhead who fought in the war and the sheep farmer too old for combat.
I think a lot of people, when they don’t quite fit in in the world, use humor to combat that and to find their place in society.
You have to list all your special skills on a form when you get an agent. There’s fencing, stage combat, horse riding, motorbike riding, Spanish, French, German, whatever. I just ticked everything. I talk about 10 languages according to that form. I even ticked the extreme sports box.
I learned to assemble a rifle in the dark and was trained as a sniper so that I could hit the center of the target time after time. As it happened, I never did get into actual combat, but that didn’t prevent my being severely wounded. I almost lost both my feet as a result of a bombing attack on Jerusalem.
The battles after the wars are over can be the toughest; there’s no longer the public interest that accompanies, for good and for ill, the start of combat.
In uniform, I had to make judgments about the best course of action in combat when the only choices were ‘bad’ or ‘worse.’ As a member of the media, I only had to decide how to get the best ‘shot‘ – preferably without getting shot.
A lot of what a military officer does is not just leading troops in combat. It’s also doing budgets. It’s solving complex problems. If you can sit down with warlords, you can certainly sit down with different parties and folks with different interests and come out with an amenable solution.
Knowledge doesn’t really form part of human nature. Conflict, combat, the outcome of the combat, and, consequently, risk and chance are what gives rise to knowledge. Knowledge is not instinctive; it is counter instinctive, just as it is not natural but counter natural.
I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler’s oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets.
I’ve lived most of my life in Manhattan, but I lived in Brooklyn for a while as a kid. I went to junior high school there. Girls in Brooklyn have to be tough – I mean real tough – just to get by. It’s life in the combat zone.
Wars never simply end, not for those in combat and not for the culture, and one way or another, they shape-shift from generation to generation.
I enjoy just the raw human visceral reaction of jumping into the arena and just swinging the hammer and seeing what is left over afterwards. Twitter is just modern-day gladiatorial combat.
The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
The war was declared over – the end of major combat operations – in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers.
I’ve done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing – and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!
In 1994, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law to prevent and combat domestic violence.
Local Arab partners and the Iraqi government must lead the fight against ISIL. U.S. military advisers are important to this effort, but we cannot be engaged in combat operations. That is why Congress must revoke the previous war authorization and define our appropriate role in defeating ISIL.
Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.
To prevent a crippling attack on our nation’s critical networks, U.S. companies and the federal government must work together to combat those who wish to do us harm.
Prayer in a combat zone serves exactly the same purpose as it does in peacetime. In war, the stakes are life and death, true; but if you believe in God and in the notion of a human soul, then we are always making decisions of tremendous significance.
We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.
The past is a stronger influence in the South. But I think everywhere you have this sense that the world changes faster than you can accommodate yourself to. Looking back and seeing how you got where you are is a useful way to combat disorientation.
Being a depressive should not imply danger any more than being a man or even a human should. Mental illness isn’t a them/us issue; we are all on the scale somewhere. So we must be very careful to resist ignorance and combat the stigma that leads to dangerous silence.
We are going to unite the people, rescue the family, respect religions and our Judeo-Christian tradition, combat gender ideology, conserving our values.
I take Sudafed to combat my congestion, so I always carry some with me because I like to be prepared and make sure I’m ready whenever symptoms strike. It’s also a really good idea to figure out what your triggers are.
I went to LAMDA, which is a drama school in London, and we did a lot of combat there. I was quite good at all that.
Emily Beecham
If you combat an international phenomenon, it is indispensable to share information internationally.
I have never once claimed that I have a Combat Action Badge. I have never claimed that I have a Purple Heart. What I have claimed is that I have served in a combat zone.
Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike.
If we think about physical strength and that women lack in it, we must understand that in a tough situation, mental strength is more important than physical power. So, women are equally strong for combat roles.
I’d work with soccer coordinators at Game Changing Films and have one or two combat training sessions with my stunt double, who’s a wushu master.
Gabriel Luna
Shakespeare and Rembrandt have in common the faculty of quickening speculation and compelling the minds of men to combat and discussion.
William Ernest Henley
Modernity and technology are not going to mitigate the need, the reality, of face-to-face combat, and I don’t care who it is – when you put a man against a woman in hand-to-hand combat, the chance is the man is going to win… This is a physiological issue, not a culture issue.
We saw the integration of the female pilots in the Navy, in combat roles, and the resistance there in the beginning.
I believe that the issue of mental health services for our troops deploying or returning from combat is one that demands the attention of this body, if only for a few minutes today.
Rosa DeLauro
I am a woman and, second, I have been to war. I am a combat veteran. This is not a war on women, and anytime Democrats use the word ‘war,’ they need to do it to honor our servicemen and women.
It is good to see women doctors and lawyers and executives. I can visualize a woman president. If I were British, I would have supported Margaret Thatcher. But no benefit to anyone can come from women serving in combat.
Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.
No matter how successful we are in fighting the threat of covid-19 at home, we will not end the suffering and fear created by the virus unless we also combat it around the world.
I had the vocation for politics. What I didn’t have was any aptitude for political combat. I took the attacks personally, which is a great mistake. It’s never personal: It’s just business. It was ever thus.
It’s not about how much money I’m getting paid. It’s just a love of one-on-one combat. I feel I’m at home. I love the ring entrances, the talking. I’m the master of it all.
From when I was a young boy, I read books on weapons and tanks and combat. I was so interested in the army.
My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn’t load a revolver.
Gene Wolfe
I am classified as a disabled veteran. The reason I’m disabled is because I have wounds and injuries that I got while on active duty… from parachute jumping to combat to gunshot wounds, all that stuff.
I’m against using Petrobras to combat inflation.
When we think of war, the tendency is to picture young soldiers only in their military roles. To a large extent this dehumanizes the soldiers and makes it easier for society to commit them to combat.
Many don’t think that there are women serving in combat roles. Others think that women who do serve in combat shrink in fear when the bullets fly. I know differently.
To amplify our efforts, USDA is joining with First Lady Michelle Obama in aggressively promoting the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, which will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources.
The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions.
But I still think it’s mind over matter in the sense that if you’re strong, you can combat anything.
Vanessa Mae
I was sent to Korea, which was excellent training for what came later. I was assigned to remain on duty until I completed one hundred combat missions – or got knocked out – whichever came first.
Gus Grissom
It may be that learning to do creative work of any kind – not just direct imagery exercises – may help combat writer’s block.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
We need to invest in telecommunication infrastructure with redundancies to combat denial of service attacks.
Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation – not cynicism and combat.
Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I’m 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn’t changed; it’s the same fervour that drives me.
Hate has a language, so we have to find a language to combat that.
The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
I think we were trying to get off Combat from the moment we were on Combat.
Dave Mustaine
In all these years, I’ve always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia. Because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody‘s freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it’s present to prosper and to develop.
Sergio Mattarella
Haryana is one state that loves combat sports. In fact, majority of the kids who learn wrestling from me are from Haryana.
I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat.
Adolf Galland
As a mom, grandma and governor of Iowa, I believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility to combat the teen vaping epidemic.
Play the way you want to play. I want to give as much power back over to the player as possible. That’s where games are leaning: give me the tools, let me do what I want to do with it. Let me solve the problem the way I want to solve it – experience the combat the way I want to experience it.
We need to combat Trump’s agenda to make sure he can’t divide our families.
Under President Obama‘s leadership, the United States has done more to combat climate change than ever before.
What is forgiveness? An emotion? A coping mechanism? An element of deepest faith? A way for the heart and soul to combat the type of hate, anger, rage and a thirst for revenge that could ultimately consume a person? All of those and more?
Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.
To be sure, those who are actually engaged in combat – those who actually see the maimed bodies and mourning mothersstruggle more than the rest of us to make sense of the reality of war.
I had 12 years in the Army before I ever faced combat.
I’ve battled with that type of stuff, but what I’ve found is that by doing stand-up, I’ve actually learned about depression and how to combat it. I don’t have clinical, but I’ve definitely had my bouts with it.
Combat duty is strenuous and physically demanding, and I’m not the first person to notice that men and women are built differently. And while many will argue that women will only be allowed into combat arms units under the same requirements as their male counterparts, count me as skeptical.
The kind of wrestler that’s going to do well in a combat style event like MMA is one that can explode through – doesn’t need to spend time on the mat – hit his opponent, get him off his feet, and get on top quickly.
I love action. I love stage combat.
I don’t know why I’ve always been uncomfortable being too feminine. If a dress has too many flowers on it, if I’m giggling too much, I’m like ugh, put some combat boots on. I love masculine women. I think it’s because I’m like a fake lesbian, I don’t know.
Moon Bloodgood
There is an essential difference between someone who harms a child on purpose and someone who harms a child by accident during combat in civilian territory.
We must commit to a positive programme of ocean recovery to combat the effects of climate breakdown, and boost our oceanscapacity to tackle climate change.
In the ongoing effort to combat Ebola, more needs to be done to rewrite the public-health narrative. It must move from one that has been infused with fear to one that recognizes the hope for survival that supportive care can offer infected people.
The CFPB has an obligation to protect our seniors, protect our frontline workers, protect our service workers, and protect our families by developing tools to combat predatory debt collection practices.
The U.S. Attorneys who comprise the Attorney General‘s Advisory Committee play a critical role in carrying out the Department of Justice’s important work, including its efforts to reduce violent crime, combat the opioid crisis, protect the most vulnerable, and enforce the rule of law.
To combat the confusion and depression that assault me when I come off the road in the middle of a tour, I seek the most oblivionated music possible. When it’s the ‘way out there’ that I seek, I go right to my stash of amazing music from Japan.
When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.
Prince Andrew
Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.
In drama school, I learned I wasn’t as good as I thought I was. But I loved stage combat, and I knew that would pay the bills.
Philip Winchester
As a former Captain in the Army National Guard, I trained hundreds of soldiers to lead troops into combat.
Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society.
Most combat is not a hand-to-hand knife battle that the person who can do the most push-ups is going to end up winning.
Gamers are horrible roommates because they monopolize the TV with something less watchable than ‘The Mob Doctor’ and, if that wasn’t irritating enough, have the audacity to scream combat commands through a head set.
What does it say about a country that has to force its women into combat?
Henry Cejudo is going to become the greatest combat athlete of all time, being an Olympic champ and a two-division champ in the UFC.
In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves.
Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is.
Meth production and use is a serious problem in Kentucky and across the country. Clearly, there is a growing need for a national strategy to combat this crisis. Increasing public awareness is a significant means for prevention.
We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage.
Enough of this occupation, terror and abuse. We are not in need of your help. We are able to combat and defeat terrorism, and achieve unity. We are not in need of your bases, your experience and etc.
I studied at the Hebrew University Medical Faculty, graduated, and was an Israel Defense Forces’ combat physician on a Navy ship.
I do not believe that the children of presidents or vice-presidents should be assigned to combat zones. They have no place there.
John Eisenhower
MMA is a full combat sport comprising 36 different styles of fighting including karate, judo and kung-fu.
As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.
I trained in combat, sword fighting, horse riding… It’s empowering knowing that I can a break man’s nose with my elbow.
How do you combat a man with a firearm? You don’t combat him with a golf club, baseball bat or a knife. You combat him with another firearm.
Soft Sounds’ was really hard for me. I was petrified of the ‘sophomore slump‘ so I created an environment to best combat that self-doubt and feelings that my first album was a real fluke.
To be a soldier one needs that special gene, that extra something, that enables a person to jump into one on one combat, something, after all, that is unimaginable to most of us, as we are simply not brave enough.
Trans justice calls on us to combat the blend of prejudices that demean the lives and diminish the autonomy of another person.
It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya.
Aslan Maskhadov
I think we as a society, a global community, we as governments, need to figure out ways to combat ISIS, not just as a military force but as an idea.
Michael Jackson loved epic symbols. In his shows and his videos, he always destroyed or salvaged worlds; he was the hero of parables about street violence, sexual combat, war and natural disaster. It was always apocalypse or apotheosis now.
One of my favorite topics to read about my whole life has just been famous athletes, and a lot of those have been combat athletes.
The combat exclusion policy was adopted during the Clinton Administration in 1994 and says women can ‘be assigned to all positions for which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground.’
Cynthia Dill
As a California state legislator, I supported our cap-and-trade law to force polluters to pay for releasing harmful greenhouse gases to combat climate change.
We are going to combat corruption, and we are going to underscore the fact that we want the private investors to be a major part of our future economy.
Joao Lourenco
A military is built to fight. Our military must regard combat capability as the criterion to meet in all its work and focus on how to win when it is called on.
The FBI is engaged in a myriad of efforts to combat cyber threats, from improving threat identification and information sharing inside and outside of the government to developing and retaining new talent, to examining the way we operate to disrupt and defeat these threats.
When I have a good pair of shoes, I wear them over and over. Whether it’s nice sneakers or a cool pair of combat boots, splurge on a pair you love that you can wear over and over with totally different outfits.
I think life is hard at the combat outposts, and anything that distracts us from supporting them, in my mind, is something that we shouldn’t do.
Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be in combat.
Whether we like it or not, gender differences matter in a combat situation.
I was living alone, so I’d get quite lonely and running became a way to combat my loneliness and de-stress.
I spend all my time right now trying to combat music retail and copyright.
I’ve led a life of such structured discipline and always had a goal in mind of knowing what I was doing, from West Point to the Air Force combat, MIT, looking for new things to study and get involved in. And then I got into the space program, and how disciplined can you get?
It was the combination of hard work and a hand up that allowed me to become one of the first women to fly in combat missions and achieve my American Dream.
Being in a male-dominated career field as a combat pilot, I got used to kind of blocking out the lies in the attacks that people would levy against me and trying to tell me who I am and define who I am when I know what I’m fighting for.
Forcing women in or near land combat will hurt recruiting, not help.
Like in combat when you’re in chaos, a Navy SEAL in chaos, you cannot be afraid of dying for a cause.
Homelessness can be complex, and some rough sleepers will refuse help when living on the street becomes entrenched. But fining people, confiscating tents, and forcing people to move on from certain areas will do nothing to combat the core issues that cause homelessness.
Over the years, I have worked on programs in Africa and around the globe to combat malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV. I have been witness to incredible progress in these fights.
I like combining polar opposites, like a floral skirt with combat boots, or ripped jeans with a fancy top.
We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat.
Europe certainly needs a genuine conservative movement to combat the creeping bureaucratic collectivism that is stifling the human potential of the Continent.
Buddhism has helped me understand my defects and has given me the tools to combat them.
The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command.
Marines dying or being seriously wounded is commonplace in combat.
Female service members are so integrated into the military, so critical and vital to all functions of the military, from combat service support to combat support, to direct combat, that we could not go to war as a nation – we could not defend America – without our women.
Women’s combat sports have been on a good run in the United States. Claressa Shields won a gold medal in women’s boxing at the London Olympics in 2012, when it became a medal sport. American women won medals in taekwondo and judo as well.
In an interview with a journalist, you look petty taking the pot shot but in a slick ad you can really do damage – including unfair damage – from afar. It is not that much different than waging a war by a drone than by hand-to-hand combat.
Greta Van Susteren
I think all members of Congress are very concerned about the fact that, while we want to see our law enforcement agencies have every means they can possibly have to combat terrorism, we’ve got to remember that we’ve had a Constitution in place for 225 years, and it has served us well.
Saxby Chambliss
Ronald Reagan in foreign affairs, I think, was someone who had certain, very general ideas, general propositions by which he lives: To combat communism, to build up the American military power to assure our national security against any conceivable threat.
Familiarize yourself with the resources at hand to combat online bullying, and report offenders as often as you need to. Don’t hesitate to report and block.
I’ve always believed that the best way you combat intellectual property theft is making a product available that is well priced, well timed to market, whether it’s a movie product, TV product, music product, even theme-park product.
While we all would have preferred a different outcome when combat operations in Afghanistan ended, it’s important to remember the service and sacrifices of the American people had value.
We aim to encourage investments that ease our supply-side bottlenecks, such as rural roads, cold-storage, and grain-warehouses, which will also help us combat inflation.
I love this sport. I love what I do. I love fighting and combat, and I love to train hard. But I want to be at my best.
We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable.
I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer.
Marc Garneau
We will continue to look for innovative solutions to combat the climate crisis, grow our economy, and leave behind a healthier world for our children.
Perseverance is also key to success in any endeavor, but without perseverance in combat, there can be no victory.
When the first armies were formed, combat took courage, which women share equally with men, and strength, which we do not. But though I am only 4 feet 7 inches tall, with a gun in my hand I am the equal of a soldier who’s 6 feet 7 – perhaps even at a slight advantage, as I make a smaller target.
I haven‘t reported in grand detail on rituals of American life, road journeys or malls or the death of steel-manufacturing towns. I think this is because I feel a degree of alienation that I cannot combat.
Certainly we’re going to continue to see those commercials that I call 30-second drive-by shootings. And they’re going to have a lot of money to do it. But we’re going to combat it.
Tom Barrett
There’s an idea that London is a planet on its own: that it’s starting to diverge from the rest of the solar system. We need to combat that.
Units were coming to combat with DCGS because it was their tool kit, so to speak, but they basically had it boxed up and parked in a corner. They were using off-the-shelf stuff they were having to buy prior to coming into the theater.
As a teenager, I was undeveloped and out of touch. The arts was another arena in which to do combat and challenge myself. I read difficult books like James Joyce‘s ‘Ulysses,’ but I didn’t really understand it, and no one was going to call me on it because I was 16.
The world is an increasingly dangerous, troubled place. There are nations that seem to be ungovernable. Nations where violence and religious combat are as common as the sunrise.
One thing that was amazing about World War II was that everybody signed up for the duration plus six months. Fliers got to leave combat after 25 missions, or 35 missions, but other than that, you were in it. You were part of the great effort, until, oh boy, six months after it was over.
Senator Walsh has a long history of fighting for Montanans, both at home and in combat. He deserves respect for his courage on our behalf.
Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
During my 20 years as a Marine, I served three combat tours and as a Congressional Fellow advising a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee on defense and foreign policy. I went on to serve in the Pentagon as Marine Corps‘ liaison to the State Department.
As a veteran, I know firsthand the satisfaction there is in defending the democracy you so strongly believe in, but I can also attest to the trauma encountered from combat on the battlefield.
The fact to the matter is, we never developed a comprehensive strategy to deal with radical Islam. And the 9/11 commission said one of the things we must do is develop a global alliance to combat it.
I went to Juilliard, for God’s sakes. I know a little something about combat.
In combat sports, you should retire on top. That is very hard to do. I’m glad I had the discipline to do it.
I investigated post-traumatic stress disorder. I’ve been to a unit where people are suffering from it, and I read a lot of literature. I looked at footage of soldiers in the combat zone. I found ‘Restrepo’ to be unbelievably useful.
It should be obvious that banning begging or criminalising rough sleeping will do little to combat homelessness.
I had medevacked so many women off the battlefield that I knew that it was a misnomer to say that women weren’t in combat. I had friends that were Marines that were taken to fight the enemy. They weren’t just firing in defense of their position.
I got an M.F.A. in acting from NYU, and part of our training is to learn how to use swords in combat situations in a performance and Shakespeare plays where you have to fight.
You have to design and program differently. Combat action in an MMO is so different to combat in a first-person shooter.
John Romero
The world seems concerned with Pakistan primarily as an actor in global attempts to combat terrorism.
The American surge of combat forces into Baghdad that was ordered by President Bush worked. And there was a calm, a relative calm that descended on the country kind of late 2008. That pretty much held until the last American combat soldiers left at the end of 2011.
Dexter Filkins
It’s not like I’m going to go out and change the world and convert everyone into MMA fans. There’s going to be fans out there who are fans of combat sports and fans of contact sports but not everybody’s going to be converted.
I don’t feel that emotion is a good thing to have in combat. You must be cold.
The combat environment has the effect of flattening out civilian identities. If you’re young or old, or a graduate from Harvard or the son of a farmer from Alabama, or if you’re gay or straight or good-looking or ugly: none of those things matters much in combat, as long as you can conform to the group expectations.
For those who have served in combat, life is never the same. It puts the most stressful civilian situations into a whole different context.
My biggest style inspirations come from the ’90s. I’m really inspired by TLC, Janet Jackson, and designers like Jeremy Scott. I’m hugely inspired by Club Kids from New York back in the ’90s. I’m inspired by the drag queen scene. Combat boots and the torn off jeans and a baggy shirt – I love that look.
When I arrive at my destination, I like to hit the gym, as I find exercise helps combat jet lag.
Under the leadership of President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice is delivering results. Many federal, state, and local agencies are working with us to combat opioid addiction.
Rod Rosenstein
I was a soldier in WWII. The last couple of months of the war I was actually in combat.
I love that as a black person I’ve experienced not being a minority. I think that’s helped me to combat the minority mentality people can have here, which can stop them scaling the heights.
We must combat ill-advised conservative-led state legislation by encouraging every eligible person you know to vote.
As combat infantrymen and special operators, we received thousands of hours of firearms training.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
It’s true that if you advise politicians on economic policy in the U.S. today, you spend your time in a cross between inquiry and combat. You are always on the periphery of harsh partisan warfare that has nothing to do with substance.
Robert Shapiro
In China we need to do our own part to try to combat global climate change.
Although combat operations unseated the Taliban and the Saddam Hussein regime, a poor understanding of the recent histories of the Afghan and Iraqi peoples undermined efforts to consolidate early battlefield gains into lasting security.
I never went to war, but I served alongside some real heroes and grew deeply loyal to the service of those who fought and died. To me, as you might guess, the United States flag and National Anthem represent solemn reverence to combat veterans, the fallen and their families.
Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn’t know my hometown was at war with itself over its children and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives.
As an activist who uses storytelling to combat stigma, I have always been adamant that we tell our own stories.
It is time for President Obama to admit that – in this new age of peer-to-peer terror – we need a real strategy to combat radicalization at home and destroy extremist safe havens abroad.
Mr. Trump has evolved to the point where he understands that a grass-roots strategy must be supplemented with paid advertising to be able to combat the negative ads that will run against him – and he is prepared or preparing to spend what it takes to make sure his message gets to the voters.
There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.
When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually.
To combat jet lag, when you get to your destination go straight to a park, take your shoes off and walk barefoot. It’s something to do with having your feet in contact with the earth – it’s supposed to be grounding.
I’ve used guns in combat. On more than one occasion, guns have saved my life. But there’s a big difference between a U.S. Marine with a rifle and a civilian with a gun.
I do not have to watch late-night television, watch a movie, to find out what combat is like.
When I was 13, I kind of got into the punk scene. I realized it was easier to wear a pair of combat boots and jeans and a beat-up T-shirt. I think of it as a uniform.
Combat is a piece of war. But war is a totalizing, uncivilized experience.
Abigail Disney
Mainstream news covers war and gets everything wrong. I’d rather learn what’s happening from soldiers with combat experience. It’s like a former NFL player giving play-by-play. We bring the expert commentary.
When I was 15, I wore combat boots with a fluorescent Columbia ski jacket. I was trying to find myself.
Eric Wareheim
We are living in a epoch where there is combat between commercialism, or the system of reckless waste, and communism, or the system of neighbourly common sense.
There is a difficulty in combating the type of terror that is perpetrated by groups of radical Jews. It’s terror from within, and it is difficult to bring these perpetrators to justice; we need to create tools in order to combat this style of terrorism.
I’ve been very active all my life. I was a combat instructor in the Israeli Army.
I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn’t even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game.
There is no greater call to service than that of our brave men and women who serve our country in combat across the globe.
It was especially hard for me, as a professional pilot. In all of my years of flying – including combat in Korea – this was the first time that my aircraft and I had not come back together. In my entire career as a pilot, ‘Liberty Bell‘ was the first thing I had ever lost.
Gus Grissom
I try to be careful about wording. One of the things I’ve tried to combat in my blog is the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
I’ve had some ‘riotous excursions of the human spirit‘ alongside the young Sailors and Marines, and it’s time to leave the stage to the young leaders who got their rank the old-fashioned way – they earned their stripes in combat.
Combat stress isn’t the only problem for soldiers isolated in Iraq – there are family issues, re-integration issues when soldiers go home on leave, loneliness.