Brandon Friedman

Profile in Government Executive, May 2012

Profile in Government Executive, May 2012

"There are some militarists who say: ‘We are not interested in politics but only in the profession of arms.’ It is vital that these simple-minded militarists be made to realize the relationship that exists between politics and military affairs. Military action is a method used to attain a political goal. While military affairs and political affairs are not identical, it is impossible to isolate one from the other."

— Mao Tse-tung, On Guerrilla Warfare

"Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance."

— H.H. Munro (Saki), The Achievement of the Cat.

"If you want to be big time, you’ve got to sacrifice: who you hang out with, what you eat, how long you practice, the way you live your life."

— Lou Holtz, on TV several years ago during a halftime show