Pain is weakness leaving the body. Chesty Puller
Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a senior officer, served with distinction in World War II and the Korean War. Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He is one of two United States servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross. Puller’s six crosses are next in number to the eight times Eddie Rickenbacker received the nation’s second-highest military award for valor. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, after 37 years of service. He lived in Virginia and died in 1971, at age 73.
Heard this many times, but never knew who said it. Now I know.
A short speech from the movie G.I. Jane, short but true. Delivered by the actor Viggo Mortensen.
The Youtube Clip.
Master Chief John Urgayle: Pain is your friend, your ally, it will tell you when you are seriously injured, it will keep you awake and angry, and remind you to finish the job and get the hell home. But you know the best thing about pain? It lets you know you’re not dead yet!
Those Navy Seals a tough bunch of guys.
From the movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock’s long-lost half-brother who has an obsessive search for God and takes away others pain.
Kirk: Damn it, Bones, you’re a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can’t be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They’re the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don’t want my pain taken away! I need my pain!
The Youtube clip.
Here is the man that played James T. Kirk today, William Shatner who has really embraced his Star Trek legacy.
Honesty is like a flu shot. It may give you a short, sharp pain, but it keeps you healthier in the long run. Willard Harley Jr.