„I have a philosophy that when you have a commander in the field, let him know what you want done and then let him alone. I have two other philosophies. One is: Do the best you can with what you have. The other is: Do not worry about water over the dam.“
— Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956
From Time magazine's interview with King, Volume XL, Number 23 (December 7, 1942), p. 32.