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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Retreat
 
A brave retreat is a brave exploit.  1
Flying men often meet their fate.  Livy.  2
He that fights and runs away,
May live to fight another day.  Butler.
  3
He who retires does not fly.  Don Quixote.  4
In all the trade of war no feat
Is nobler than a brave retreat.  Butler.
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