| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||John Galsworthy (18671933)|
|QUOTATION:||Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,|
And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!
For who would live so petty and unblest
That dare not tilt at something ere he die;
Rather than, screened by safe majority,
Preserve his little life to little end,
And never raise a rebel cry!
|ATTRIBUTION:||JOHN GALSWORTHY, Errantry, stanza 1, The Collected Poems of John Galsworthy, p. 1 (1934).|