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Forty Thousand Quotations
C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.
A brave captain is as a root, out of which (as branches) the courage of his soldiers doth spring.
Sir Philip Sidney.
It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
He stoppd the fliers:
And, by his rare example, made the coward
Turn terror into sport; as waves before
A vessel under sail, so men obeyd,
And fell below his stem.
Truly, a command of gall cannot be obeyed like one of sugar. A man must require just and reasonable things, if he would see the scales of obedience properly trimmed. From orders which are improper, springs resistance, which is not easily overcome.
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