All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
The Albanians have hacked their way through history, sword in hand.Enver Hoxha, as quoted in Peter R. Prifti (1978), Socialist Albania since 1944: Domestic and Foreign developments, page 9
Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American... [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.tench coxe
At the battle of Badr the Apostle of Allah gave me AbuJahl's sword, as I had killed him.Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
What man dare, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves shall never tremble: or be alive again, And dare me to the desert with thy sword; If trembling I inhabit then, protest me The baby of a girl. Hence, horrible shadow! Unreal mockery, hence!william shakespeare
Let him who has a rifle use his rifle, let him who has a sword use his sword! And let those who have no sword take up pick-axes and sticks.Ho Chi Minh
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.edward bulwer-lytton
Conceit is the finest armor that a man can wear. Upon its smooth, impenetrable surface the puny dagger-thrusts of spite and envy glance harmlessly aside. Without that breast-plate the sword of talent cannot force its way through the battle of life, for blows have to be borne as well as dealt.jerome k. jerome
As the era of the sword was ending, that of firearms began, in time to allow no lapse in man’s belligerent capacity.barbara tuchman
Time will rust the sharpest sword, Time will consume the strongest cord; That which molders hemp and steel, Mortal arm and nerve must feel.walter scott
On a lonely sword leaned he, Like Arthur on Excalibur In the battle by the sea .G. K. Chesterton in The Ballad of the White Horse (1911)
Thy boist'rous locks, no worthy match For valour to assail, nor by the sword * * * * * * But by the barber's razor best subdued.john milton
When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.John Singleton Copley, letter on the subject of the American Revolution (Aug. 6, 1775).
The recruit must be carefully and sedulously taught when meeting the enemy, even at a trot or canter, to use no force whatever, otherwise his sword will bury itself to the hilt, and the swordsman will either be dragged from his horse, or will be compelled to drop his weapon if he can.Richard Francis Burton, in A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry (1876)
Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness.John F. Kennedy, Address before the General Assembly before the United Nations (25 September 1961)
Why, then, the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open.william shakespeare
The game of chess is like a sword fight. You must think first, before you move.The Lord from a movie Shaolin and Wu Tang  (1983)
We discern across the centuries a commanding and versatile intelligence , wielding with equal force the sword of war and of justice ; using in defence arms and policy; cherishing religion , learning , and art in the midst of adversity and danger ; welding together a nation , and seeking always across the feuds and hatreds of the age a peace which would smile upon the land.Winston Churchill, in A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1: The Birth of Britain (1956), p. 122
If Virginia stands by the old Union, so will I. But if she secedes,... then I will follow my native state with my sword and, if need be, with my life.U.S. Army Colonel Robert E. Lee, before Virginia joined the Confederacy (1861).
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