Before all else, be armed.
(May 03, 1469 - June 21, 1527)
Niccolo Machiavelli (May 03, 1469 - June 21, 1527)
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For instrumentalists especially, you need a group to play with. That will help you keep playing.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself
(February 07, 1812 - June 09, 1870)
Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley