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Daemon
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It ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
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It ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
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The classic version of "Don't hit me while I am down."
However, for many that's the best time to do it otherwise one might miss the chance. Low hanging fruit...:O)
Jim Cape
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All thou I do agree with the quote. In todays world more often than not, it's dog eats dog and kick him while he's down. Sad, isn't it?
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Daemon wrote:
It ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

There's no use in such saying when it comes about death and life...
TheParser
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Jim 0214 wrote:
it's dog eats dog and kick him while he's down.



That's how it has always been and will always be -- so long as human beings exist.
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Applause
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Context from :The ingenious Gentelman Don Quixote of La Mancha

Chapter IV.
Of What Happened To Our Knight When He Left The inn


He had not gone far, when out of a thicket on his right there seemed to come feeble cries as of some one in distress, and the instant he heard them he exclaimed, "Thanks be to heaven for the favour it accords me, that it so soon offers me an opportunity of fulfilling the obligation I have undertaken, and gathering the fruit of my ambition. These cries, no doubt, come from some man or woman in want of help, and needing my aid and protection;" and wheeling, he turned Rocinante in the direction whence the cries seemed to proceed. He had gone but a few paces into the wood, when he saw a mare tied to an oak, and tied to another, and stripped from the waist upwards, a youth of about fifteen years of age, from whom the cries came. Nor were they without cause, for a lusty farmer was flogging him with a belt and following up every blow with scoldings and commands, repeating, "Your mouth shut and your eyes open!" while the youth made answer, "I won't do it again, master mine; by God's passion I won't do it again, and I'll take more care of the flock another time."

Seeing what was going on, Don Quixote said in an angry voice, "Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself; mount your steed and take your lance" (for there was a lance leaning against the oak to which the mare was tied), "and I will make you know that you are behaving as a coward." The farmer, seeing before him this figure in full armour brandishing a lance over his head, gave himself up for dead, and made answer meekly, "Sir Knight, this youth that I am chastising is my servant, employed by me to watch a flock of sheep that I have hard by, and he is so careless that I lose one every day, and when I punish him for his carelessness and knavery he says I do it out of niggardliness, to escape paying him the wages I owe him, and before God, and on my soul, he lies."
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