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I have owed you this letter for a very long time — but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.

Letter to his literary agent, found on his desk after his death in 1968
Posted in: John Steinbeck

Deeds let escape are never to be done.

"Sordello" (1840)
Posted in: Robert Browning

The Romans never allowed a trouble spot to remain simply to avoid going to war over it, because they knew that wars don’t just go away, they are only postponed to someone else’s advantage.

The Prince (1513)