"A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer."
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, "Seneca the Younger"
Source:
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXXXVII: Some arguments in favor of the simple life, line 30
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 -- Mike, Norwalk      
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He stood by his words and was killed for it!
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    The same issues are before us today as 2000 years ago  the truth remains the same.
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