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Quotes of the Day for 22 February 2001 – Fencing

When a varsity fencer asked for quotes it seemed prudent to search for some. It wasn't easy, most searches for "fencing quotes" take you to resources for pricing wire and posts! Here's what I came up with.

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The quotes:

Beauty in a good woman is like fire at a distance or a sharp sword; the one does not burn, or the other wound, those who come not too close.
     - Miguel de Cervantes

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
     - Samuel Butler, 1612 - 1680

If you want goodness, justice, and God to follow you, always the hand before the foot.
     - Ronald Miller, Fencing Coach, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Firm footwork is the font from which springs all offense and defense ... by orderly, discreet and controlled motions, you will win.
     - Giacomo di Grasse, The True Art of Defense, 1594

Sure the pen is mightier than the sword, but only because you can get it through metal detectors.
     - Mike Hayward

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