„Troops are not to be led to battle unless confident of success.“

—  Flavius Renatus Vegetius, Context: An army is strengthened by labor and enervated by idleness. Troops are not to be led to battle unless confident of success. (General Maxims)
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Numquam ad certamen publicum produxeris militem, nisi cum eum uideris sperare uictoriam.

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