"I’ve seen my friends—my men—being killed, Captain. You will lose men in battle and you will lose friends, there is no avoiding it. The only thing you can do is anticipate the problems and prepare to overcome them."
"How can you possibly prepare for everything that could happen? That could go wrong?"
"As a leader, you don’t have the luxury of time. You can’t wait until you’re at the top of the ridge to decide what to do. Somehow you’ve got to do your best, son. There’s no secret to being a leader, you’ve just got to hang tough."