The existence of such a war chest might go far to strengthen our prestige and frighten off any would be assailant.
It was manifest to me that there was something in the Roman Catholic religion which made the priests very dear to the people; for I doubt whether in any village in England, had such an accident happened to the rector, all the people would have roused themselves at midnight to wreak their vengeance on the assailant.Anthony Trollope
Contempt for an assailant is best shown by bravery in action.Thucydides
The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than of deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.Eric Hoffer
Contempt for an assailant is best shown by bravery in action.