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By Anonym 16 Sep

Eric Greitens

I thought of Pericles' speech to the families of the Athenian war dead, in which he said, "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eric Greitens

Our relations seemed poor to me, and I wasn't surprised that the US intelligence picture in the Horn of Africa was weak. Much of what I read consisted of recycled news headlines repackaged as intelligence. Real, valuable intelligence only came from real people, yet we hadn't done much to meet and work with the people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Greitens

I was worried that all the corners of the earth had been explored, all the great battles fought. The famous people on TV were athletes and actresses and singers. What did they stand for? I wondered: Had the time for heroes passed?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eric Greitens

It was foolish to cast someone as a saint just because they had suffered.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Greitens

If people can live through genocide and retain compassion, if they can take strength in pain, if they are able, still, to laugh, then certainly we can learn something from them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Greitens

Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search for Meaning, wrote that human beings create meaning in three ways: thought their work, though their relationships, and by how they choose to meet unavoidable suffering. Every life brings hardship and trial, and every life also offers deep possibilities for meaningful work and love... I've learned that courage and compassion are two sides of the same coin.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eric Greitens

Often, your mentors are already in your life; you just haven’t yet found a way to learn from them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Greitens

...it's not enough to fight for a better world; we also have to live lives worth fighting for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Greitens

Alone, human beings can feel hunger. Alone, we can feel cold. Alone, we can feel pain. To feel poor, however, is something we do only in comparison to others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Greitens

A good peace, a solid peace, a peace in which communities can flourish, can only be built when we ask ourselves and each other to be more than just good, and better than just strong. And a good life, a meaningful life, a life in which we can enjoy the world and live with purpose, can only be built if we do more than live for ourselves.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Eric Greitens

Whatever my limited knowledge, I tried to make up for it with energy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Greitens

I begin with humility, I act with humility, I end with humility. Humility leads to clarity. Humility leads to an open mind and a forgiving heart. With an open mind and a forgiving heart, I see every person as superior to me in some way; with every person as my teacher, I grow in wisdom. As I grow in wisdom, humility becomes ever more my guide. I begin with humility, I act with humility, I end with humility.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Greitens

As warriors, as humanitarians, they've taught me that without courage, compassion falters, and that without compassion, courage has no direction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Greitens

Across the globe, even in the world's "worst places," people found ways to turn pain into wisdom and suffering into strength. They made their own actions, their very lives, into a memorial that honored the people they had lost.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Greitens

Life is short. Life is uncertain. But we know that we have today. And we have each other. I believe that for each of us, there is a place on the frontlines.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Greitens

I've learned that courage and compassion are two sides of the same coin, and that every warrior, every humanitarian, every citizen is built to live with both. In fact, to win a war, to create peace, to save a life, or just to live a good life requires of us - of every one of us - that we be both good and strong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Greitens

The best definition I have ever heard of a vocation is that it's the place where your great joy meets the world's great need. We need all of you to find your vocation. To develop your joys, your passions, and to match them to the world's great needs.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eric Greitens

In the name of "force protection," the military often rolls up windows, builds walls, and points rifles at the outside world. The best force protection, however, is to be surrounded by friends and allies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Greitens

Remember that deciding is not doing, and wanting is not choosing. Transformation will take place not because of what you decide you want, but because of what you choose to do.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eric Greitens

Take care of your people" is one of the principle lessons of military leadership. If we take care of our people on deployment, why should that change when we come home?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Greitens

There were a number of definitions of courage, but now I was seeing it in its simplest form: you do what has to be done day after day, and you never quit.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eric Greitens

I thought buying at the local market would be an excellent way to build positive relationships with the local villagers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Greitens

Yet the basic fact remains: we live in a world marked by violence, and if we want to protect others, we sometimes have to be willing to fight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Greitens

Federal overreach from agencies like the EPA is hurting family farms. I will fight against these crippling regulations, and always side with the hard working farmers and ranchers of Missouri.