"In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds.
It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
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It's true. wouldn't you agree it's really about what makes a person....
 -- Al Santosuosso, Wakefield     
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    Personally, I prefer to fight on the right side, with the best available weapons and win. An absent minded, corpulent critic is not where I look for marshal spirit or advice.
     -- helorat, Milton     
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    Personally, I would prefer that I be on God's side, everything else is ...
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The tools of the fight don't matter much. Like helorat, I'll use the best I have. Yes, it is also very important to fight for right. But there is no substitute for victory.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Who does not fight for "right"? No side is entirely 'right' -- the quote says more than that -- both sides believe they are right, right? And the winner is declared 'right' obviously. Fight for principle, that's the honorable thing to do, 'right' or 'wrong' -- and perhaps more importantly, DON'T support what you believe in your heart of hearts to be 'wrong'. (Expect opposition.) ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The fear of the Lord is to depart from evil, Do that which is right and you will have praise of the same. The Avenger bears not the sword in vain ! Wisdom is known of her children, history repeats itself.
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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