…he ought not to have been such a fool as to have left his dagger at home.
— ” -Charles de Balzac, Baron d’Entragues, 1578
Some there are which take delight to talke of the arte of defence, and yet have no insight nor judgment therein.
— ” -Joseph Swetnam, 1617
…practice does well without the art, but the art is not much good without the practice.
— “Döbringer” manuscript, 1389