To hold a pen is to be at war.
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Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
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The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
It is vain for the coward to flee death follows close behind it is only by defying it that the brave escape.