It is not reasonable that he who does not shoot should hit the mark, nor that he who does not stand fast at his post should win the day, or that the helpless man should succeed or the coward prosper.
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Plutarch. "Aemilius Paulus." Plutarch's Lives, 2nd century, ch. 19, sect. 3.
Plutarch. "Aemilius." Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Roman Lives. Translated by Robin waterfield. Oxford Up, 2009, ch. 19, sect. 3.