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An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.