„Not chaffering war but waging war, not with gold but with iron—thus let us of both sides make trial for our lives“
Nec cauponantes bellum sed belligerantes; Ferro non auro vitam cernamus utrique.

—  Ennius, As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XII
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