I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.— Oliver North
The most famous Oliver North quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life.
What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story
An easy life is rarely meaningful and a meaningful life rarely easy.
The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody
All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans.
They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service.
I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.
A Commander-in-Chief needs to do two things.
One - tell us who the enemy is. And two - say we are fighting to win.
I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one.
Heroes aren't athletes who set new sports records, or Hollywood actors who make 'daring' films or politicians who make bold promises. Heroes are people who place themselves at risk for the benefit of others.
I think capital punishment's day is done in this country. I don't think it's fairly applied.
I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy
History and war are cruel pedants. Those who know too little of the former are likely to have too much of the latter.
It's one thing to say don't commit atrocities on the battlefield.
It's another thing to say don't get caught doing atrocities.
I never considered myself a fall guy. I know what I did. I know why I did it. I'm not ashamed of it.
I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly.
I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.
The good Lord gave me eight grandchildren, and I am convinced that through schools like Desert Christian that we are going to overwhelm the adversaries, not just with bombs and bullets, but with the demonstration of Christian principles.
There is no moral middle ground. Indifference is not an option. ... For the sake of our children, I implore each of you to be unyielding and inflexible in your opposition to drugs.
President Reagan didn't always know what he knew.
I'm like John Wayne. I only play good guys. Describing his cameo role on a TV series.
We don't need a head of state who guts our defenses and draws phony red lines with a pink crayon.
I know the difference between right and wrong, and I can tell good from bad.
But I also know that the more difficult decisions come when we have to choose between good and better. The toughest calls of all are those we have to make between bad and worse.
I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did.
I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do.
And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II.
And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen
I don't think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do.
The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was 'Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.' We need to keep that to mind.
Death is never easy when you know the people doing the dying.
Writers are storytellers. So are readers.
The average term length of a member of congress is approaching 15 years, and the average term length of a convicted criminal is less than three. We've got that backward.
God knows, we don't want prayer.
I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea.
As a Marine officer in combat, I was responsible for the lives and safety of all the Marines who served with me.
We lie by not telling you things...We don't lie by telling you things that aren't true.