God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.— Chester W. Nimitz
The most almighty Chester W. Nimitz quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
They fought together as brothers in arms;
they died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation.
We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds.
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.
The battle of Iwo Island has been won.
The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.
I have just taken on a great responsibility. I will do my utmost to meet it.
Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
The best that science can devise and that naval organization can provide must be regarded only as an aid, and never as a substitute for good seamanship.
The enemy of our games was always Japan, and the courses were so thorough that after the start of World War II, nothing that happened in the Pacific was strange or unexpected.
The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace.
The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military point of view, in the defeat of Japan.
Hindsight is notably cleverer than foresight.
Our present control of the sea is so absolute that it is sometimes taken for granted.
Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.
No other island received as much preliminary pounding as did Iwo Jima.
We must not again underestimate the Japanese.
I felt that it was an unnecessary loss of civilian life.
.. We had them beaten. They hadn't enough food, they couldn't do anything.
The U.S.'s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military.
Luck can be attributed to a well-conceived plan carried out by a well-trained and indoctrinated task group.
If you're not making waves, you're not under weigh.
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves.
Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?
A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.