The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

On this mounting the scaffold to be beheaded: I pray you Master Lieutenant, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself. To the executioner: Pick up thy spirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thy office; my neck is very short; take heed, therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thy honesty.
Unknown lieutenants quote

I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen.
— Edward Forbes

I remember serving in Vietnam in that war, and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel, colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U.S. wanted to debate it that way.
— William Odom

I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years.
— Mike Curb