Credit should go with the performance of duty, and not with what is very often the accident of glory.
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Of course those who stayed had done their duty precisely as did those who went, for the question of glory was not to be considered to the faithful performance of whatever was ordered; and no distinction of any kind was allowed in the regiment between those whose good fortune had been to go and those whose harder fate it had been to remain. Nevertheless the latter could not be entirely comforted.
– Theodore Roosevelt