Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
Allan Massie – [War]

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.
Allan Massie – [Army and Navy]

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
Allan Massie – [Responsibility]