All men are by nature conservative but conservatism in the military profession is a source of danger to the country. One must be ready to change his line sharply and suddenly, with no concern for the prejudices and memories of what was yesterday. To rest upon formula is a slumber that, prolonged, means death.

Hyman Rickover (1900-1986) US Navy Admiral
Address, US Naval Post Graduate School (16 Mar 1954)
Added on 3-Dec-08 | Last updated 3-Dec-08
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