“‘First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.’ is a German adage first coined by Field-Marshal Moltke.” (Guderian, 1990, 439).
Heinz Guderian, a World War I junior officer and World War II General. Creator, trainer and leader of Germany’s armoured forces during the Second World War.
Guderian, H. & Fitzgibbon, C. (trans) (1990) Panzer Leader. London: Arrow Books Limited.