Always avoid violence; in this age of charity and kindliness, the time has
gone by for such things. Leave dynamite to the low and unrefined.
- "Advice to Youth," 15 May 1882
We build a fire in a powder magazine, then double the fire department to put it out. We inflame wild beasts with the smell of blood, and then innocently wonder at the wave of brutal appetite that sweeps the land as a consequence.
- Speech, between October 5 and October 17, 1907
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