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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Command—Commander
 
  A brave captain is as a root, out of which (as branches) the courage of his soldiers doth spring.
Sir Philip Sidney.    
  1
  It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
De Foe.    
  2
                  He stopp’d the fliers:
And, by his rare example, made the coward
Turn terror into sport; as waves before
A vessel under sail, so men obey’d,
And fell below his stem.
Shakespeare.    
  3
  Truly, a command of gall cannot be obeyed like one of sugar. A man must require just and reasonable things, if he would see the scales of obedience properly trimmed. From orders which are improper, springs resistance, which is not easily overcome.
Basil.    
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