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All I say is, if you wish to see Nature robed in her mantle of might, look at a storm at sea; if you want to see her robed in her mantle of glory, look at a sunset at sea.

Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer
Journal aboard the Hoghton Tower (1891)
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If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy
and change our children’s birthright.

Amanda S. C. Gorman (b. 1998) American poet and activist
“The Hill We Climb” (2021)
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Read at the Presidential Inauguration (20 Jan 2021).
Added on 22-Mar-21 | Last updated 22-Mar-21
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Might was the measure of right.

[Mensuraque juris / Vis erat.]

Lucan (AD 39-65) Roman poet [Marcus Annaeus Lucanus]
Pharsalia, 1.175
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Referring to earlier eras of anarchy.
Added on 27-Oct-15 | Last updated 27-Oct-15
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A cult is a religion with no power.

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) American writer
In Our Time, ch. 2 (1980)
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But the Nature of the War is now alter’d,
`tis the longest Purse
Conquers the longest Sword.

Daniel Defoe (1660?-1731) English journalist and novelist
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Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 13-Aug-15
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