Commanders who never ask for an opinion, never listen to suggestions, and think they have the only correct idea find that their Soldiers will stop communicating altogether. No matter how high in the ranks a man goes, he can't know everything. Juniors must learn not only to be allowed to use their imaginations, but they must be encouraged to do so.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
It must be removed with the sharpest bayonet available.
All sorts of suggestions, ideas, concepts, and opinions must be allowed to promote an environment of learning and imagination.
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"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
It ultimately means the unnecessary death, mutilation, and disfigurement of Soldiers for the sake of the commanders.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt.