James Stockdale quotes

Who the heck 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.

James Stockdale quotes

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

James Stockdale Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

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

James Stockdale

“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

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

James Stockdale Courage Under Fire