Quotes May 10, 2019

“Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
Gen. James Matttis
“Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.”
ancient Samurai saying
“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I hero
“Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.”
Karl von Clausewitz
“No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.”
Admiral Horatio Nelson
“[Admiral Nelson’s counsel] guided me time and again. On the eve of the critical battle of Santa Cruz, in which the Japanese ships outnumbered ours more than two to one, I sent my task force commanders this dispatch: ATTACK REPEAT ATTACK. They did attack, heroically, and when the battle was done, the enemy turned away.

All problems, personal, national, or combat, become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. Carry the battle to the enemy! Lay your ship alongside his!”
Admiral William “Bull” Halsey