Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
A ship is always referred to as ""she"" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.