There are cases in which the greatest daring is the greatest wisdom.

[Es giebt Fälle, wo das höchste Wagen die höchste Weisheit ist.]

Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) Prussian soldier, historian, military theorist
On War [Vom Kriege], Book 2, ch. 5 “Critical Analysis [Kritik]” (1832) [tr. Graham (1874)]

(Source (German)). Alternate translation:

There are times when the utmost daring is the height of wisdom. [tr. Howard & Paret (1984)]

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