Thomas More Quotes
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In no victory do they glory so much as in that which is gained by dexterity and good conduct without bloodshed. In such cases they appoint public triumphs, and erect trophies to the honour of those who have succeeded; for then do they reckon that a man acts suitably to his nature, when he conquers his enemy in such a way as that no other creature but a man could be capable of, and that is by the strength of his understanding. Bears, lions, boars, wolves, and dogs, and all other animals, employ their bodily force one against another, in which, as many of them are superior to men, both in strength and fierceness, so they are all subdued by his reason and understanding.
I pray you, master Lieutenant, see me safe up, and my coming down let me shift for my self.
Of mounting the scaffold
Fare well my dear child and pray for me, and I shall for you and all your friends that we may merrily meet in heaven.
Last letter to his daughter, before his execution