Xenophon (c. 420-350 BCE)
“Let us be the ones who first arouse others to demonstrate their valour. Prove yourselves the best possible officers! Prove yourselves more worthy of command than your commanders!”
- Anabasis Kyrou (Upcountry March of Cyrus, Book III, section 1) by Xenophon and translated by Robin Waterfield (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).