in Stockdale's honor. He was also often parodied for his repeated use of the term " gridlock " to describe slow governmental policy.
Stockdale delivered at the Great Hall, King's College, London on Monday November 5, 1993.
Stockdale (December 23, 1923 July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years.
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Stockdale retired to Coronado, California, as he slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Cambridge University Press, 1972. He left The Citadel to become a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 1981. Old age lacks the heavy banquet, the loaded table, and the oft-filled cup; therefore it also lacks drunkenness, indigestion, and loss of sleep. Ariely, Dan and Klaus Wertenbroch. This is no counsel for passive acceptance of whatever happens. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, second edition. Collins, Jim (date unknown). We can be active in old age, with limitations. Just as (a great actor) gives greater delight to the spectators in the front row at the theatre, and yet gives some delight even to those in the last row, so youth, looking on pleasures at closer range, perhaps enjoys them more, while old age. Yet (the old man ) is in better case than the young man, since what the latter merely hopes for, the former has already attained; the one wishes to live long, the other has lived long. 32 Stockdale Center, the student center at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, which he attended prior to transferring to the Naval Academy, was dedicated in his honor in 1989.
Oxford University Press, 2008. 25 Perot intended to replace Stockdale with another candidate, but did not do so before he dropped out of the race in July 1992. The sentiment behind the prayer is very old, found in 8th-century Buddhist manuscripts, as well as in 11th-century Jewish philosophy. His tenure there was short and stormy as he found himself at odds with the college's board as well as most of its administration, by proposing radical changes to the college's military system and other facets of the college. Why am I here?