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"Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve."

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."

"That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves."

"Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive."

"Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation."

"Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt."

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