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When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.
 William ShakespeareAntony and Cleopatra (1623). copy citation

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1623
Language
English
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Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene 13
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Enobarbus line Written between 1603 and 1607
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Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master After Antony declares his desire to fight against Caesar and engage body and soul in the battle, Enobarbus, his most loyal supporter, finds himself alone. He then says that anger makes fear disappear, which makes people brave, but also exposes them to the danger of behaving unreasonably. Enobarbus then decides to leave Antony's service, because according to him, reason is the only weapon capable of giving victory.
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