James Stockdale Quotes

Who the Hell is James Stockdale?

James Bond Stockdale was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years.

Born December 23, 1923
Died July 05, 2005

Best Quotes by James Stockdale

“The guy that just arranges things so that the stock market holds up is nobody in my estimation.”

James Stockdale

Courage Under Fire Quotes

“Work with what you have control of and you'll have your hands full.”

James Stockdale
Courage Under Fire

Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot Quotes

“Rewards and penalties are totally random; knaves thrive and saints go hungry.”

James Stockdale
Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

“Those who study the rise and fall of civilizations learn that no shortcoming has been as surely fatal to republics as a dearth of public virtue, the unwillingness of those who govern to place the value of their society above personal interest.”

James Stockdale
Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot