You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. John Ruskin
From that wonderful source Wikipedia: John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy.
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