Friday, August 22, 2014

THE NAVY – A Definition

Humour in Uniform
THE NAVY  ―  A Master Plan designed by Geniuses for execution by Idiots

Here is a quote from the classic Navy Novel “The Caine Mutiny” that describes the Navy:
 
“The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots. If you are not an idiot, but find yourself in the Navy, you can only operate well by pretending to be one. All the shortcuts and economies and common-sense changes that your native intelligence suggests to you are mistakes. Learn to quash them. Constantly ask yourself, ‘How would I do this if I were a fool?’ Throttle down your mind to a crawl. Then you will never go wrong.”


~ Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny
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