Wikiquote:Quote of the Day/December 16, 2008

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"For my part, I love to stand foot to foot with an honest foeman. To open warfare, bold and true hearts raise no objection but the ground of quarrel; it is covert enmity which we have most cause to fear, and best reason to loathe. That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass—deadly to the incautious wayfarer." – Charles Spurgeon

Simple: I love to stand with an honest enemy, and try to get him to convert to my side. To fight a war, both sides try their hardest to win the war, but it is the hidden enemy that should cause us to be afraid, and the best reason to want to defeat them. The feeling I get from trying to convert them to my side tempts me to give up my principles, and is similar to the snake the waits in the grass to kill a careless person.