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A collection of quotes by Oliver North on death, life, loss, pain, plans, profession, attitude, killing, battle, achievement, revolution, writing and politics.

7 Great Quotes By Oliver North On Life, Attitude, Books And More

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Famous As: Political Commentator and Television Host

Born On: October 7, 1943

Born In: San Antonio

Oliver North was a famous political commentator and the former deputy-director of the ‘National Security Council’ and a best-selling author. He joined the ‘United States Marine Corps’ as a second lieutenant and went on to become a commanding officer at the ‘Northern Training Area’ in Japan. He eventually became the deputy director for Political-military affairs at the ‘National Security Council’. There he started by leading the operation of the ‘1983 Beirut barracks bombing case’ and went on to lead various other successful operations. He played a significant role in some of the most controversial military actions to gain huge respect. All this respect came down when he was implicated in the infamous ‘Iran-Contra Affair’ which compelled him to resign from the position. It was a scandal where a few senior officials including Oliver were involved in providing arms illegally to Iran. He further came up with a book titled ‘Under Fire: An American Story’ and also appeared on a couple of television shows. He even proved his mettle on radio by hosting the popular radio show titled 'Oliver North Radio Show or Common Sense Radio'. We bring to you some notable quotations and sayings by North which have been curated from his work, life, writings, books, interviews and thoughts. Following are the famous thoughts and quotes by Oliver North which will give you a glimpse of his prolific leadership skills.
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Death is never easy when you know the people doing the dying.

Oliver North

Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

Oliver North

Heros aren't defined by the way they die but how they live.

Oliver North

An easy life is rarely meaningful and a meaningful life rarely easy.

Oliver North

Whoever has the sword will have the earth.

Oliver North

We shall acquit ourselves with honor, that we may never bring shame upon our faith, our families, or our fellow men.

Oliver North

People don't like him (John Poindexter) for the same reason they don't like me…If you get things done in this bureaucracy you step on toes.

Oliver North