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Build Master, The: Microsoft’s Software Configuration Management Best Practices by Vincent Maraia

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Chapter 14. Ship It!

 

Philosophy: Chief Crazy Horse called to his men: “Ho-ka hey! It is a good day to fight! It is a good day to die! Strong hearts, brave hearts, to the front! Weak hearts and cowards to the rear.”

 
 --From the book Crazy Horse and Custer, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Lt. Cmdr. Worf, the Klingon on the Starship Enterprise would have really like Chief Crazy Horse. They used this quote several times on the show “Qapla!” [translated die well/success]).

I have always liked this quote and felt that the phrase, “It is a good day to die!” is taken out of context most of the time. So I wanted to make sure that it is presented here, in its entirety and intentions, to make it clear that it is not some kind of suicidal statement but a brave call. ...

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