Quote from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 

"Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife."

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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"
commenting on the standards for self-defense; Brown v. United States, 256 U.S. 335, 343 (16 May 1921).
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