We're not going to look at the risks, we're just going to do it!
This saying is attributed to David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) - a Union Admiral during the American Civil War. In 1864, at the Battle of Mobile Bay, he refused to consider retreat, shouting his now famous phrase.
While commanding a fleet of fourteen wooden ships and four ironclads he ran through a minefield and past Confederate forts Gaines, Morgan and Powell, to defeat a Confederate flotilla, including the Confederate ironclad Tennessee, and take one of the South's last major ports.
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