Monday, March 30, 2015

A contrast in quotes.

"The blade itself incites to deeds of violence." -Homer, Poet

"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, Author and veteran of the Battle of the Somme

Humans need no weapon to act violently, but a weapon certainly helps to defend against violent attack better than bare hands, feet, and teeth. 

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Well said. And it also counters the disparity of size and age.