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"[T]here is a difference between lions and asses;
and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men,
that none might be slaves, but such as know not how to use them."

by:
Algernon Sidney
(1622-1683) English statesman, republican political theorist, colonel, and opponent of KingĀ Charles II of England, who was charged with plotting against the King and was executed for treason.
Source:
Discourses Concerning Government 270 (1763)

 
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