three favorite rules of thumb: Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might be the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicality in terms of materiel and supplies?
Chester Nimitz (1885 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Source: Of the Marines at Iwo Jima, February-May 1945.
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