Successes are an answer to all criticism
Reflecting on the Mexican-American War in general and the taking of the City of Mexico in particular, Ulysses S. Grant -- who was not in command of the army -- mused about he might have done things differently than General Scott. Then Grant offers this piece of wisdom:
God tells us that "good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it" (Proverbs 16:22). The future president recognized that good sense reserves judgement, handles critics wisely, and lets success do the talking. Lord, give me that good sense today.