A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face.
I respect an officer who is prepared to admit ignorance and ask a question rather than one who, out of pride, will blunder blindly forward.
We must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.
You're the captain of this ship. You haven't the right to be vulnerable in the eyes of the crew. You can't afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith and you lose command.
There can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions.
Part of being a captain is knowing when to smile, make the troops happy, even when it's the last thing in the world you want to do. Because they're your troops, and you have to take care of them.
The best defense is a strong offense. And I intend to start offending right now.
It is the custom of Earth people to try and avoid misunderstanding whenever possible.
Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative.
There are times when it is necessary for a captain to give the appearance of confidence.