But it is a great recommendation to know how to command as well as to obey; and to do both these things well is the virtue of an accomplished citizen.
But there is a government of another sort, in which men govern those who are their equals in rank, and freemen, which we call a political government, in which men learn to command by first submitting to obey, as a good general of horse, or a commander-in-chief, must acquire a knowledge of their duty by having been long under the command of another, and the like in every appointment in the army: for well is it said, no one knows how to command who has not himself been under command of another.
But we withdrew at an acute angle not only because the French advanced between our two armies; the angle became still more acute and we withdrew still farther, because Barclay de Tolly was an unpopular foreigner disliked by Bagration (who would come his command), and Bagration- being in command of the second army- tried to postpone joining up and coming under Barclay's command as long as he could.
The intention was to make a stand at the Drissa camp, but Paulucci, aiming at becoming commander in chief, unexpectedly employed his energy to influence Alexander, and Pfuel's whole plan was abandoned and the command entrusted to Barclay.
Jones answered: "That he had not mentioned anything of enlisting himself; that he was most zealously attached to the glorious cause for which they were going to fight, and was very desirous of serving as a volunteer;" concluding with some compliments to the lieutenant, and expressing the great satisfaction he should have in being under his command
By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler.
My second command to the Winged Monkeys," said Glinda "will be that they carry you safely to the land of the Winkies.
At twenty I found myself a lieutenant in command
of the aero-submarine Coldwater, of the SS-96 class.
Then you must also have acknowledged justice not to be for the interest of the stronger, when the rulers unintentionally command
things to be done which are to their own injury.
The General who is to command
my armies must promise to carry out my orders.
With them in command
was Euryalus, son of king Mecisteus, son of Talaus; but Diomed was chief over them all.
Partly, perhaps, for this reason, but much more on account of his inefficiency as a general, he was deprived of his command
in 1756, and recalled to England.