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Quotations on Swords

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I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword shall open.

~ William Shakespeare

- The Merry Wives of Windsor

To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters.

~ Giuseppe Garibaldi

And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.

~ Siddhartha Gautama

There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.

~ Ulysses S. Grant

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