Thoughtful Wrath

Originally published at: Thoughtful Wrath | The Eldraeverse

“There are those, pacifists they name themselves, who proclaim that no man’s life is worth another’s; that it is better to die, or witness murder, than to take a life. And if one first grants that all lives have equal value in some mythical sense, this may make sense upon its face. “There are those, the grovelers, who opine that life is far more precious than the liberty to live it. And so, that ’tis better to be the live dung-worm than the dead eagle, that it is better to live on one’s knees – or one’s face – than…

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A great line from The Notebooks of Lazarus Long-

“It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.”

Not quite as wordy or complete, but it does convey a good point.

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Always did like that one.

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