War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
:;Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?Jesus, in Gospel of Matthew 26:52–54 (KJV)
Learn in Christ how possible it is to be strong and mild, to blend in fullest harmony the perfection of all that is noble, lofty, generous in the soldier's ardor of heroic devotion; and of all that is calm, still, compassionate, tender in the priest's waiting before God and mediation among men.Alexander Maclaren, p. 412. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
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