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For all your days prepare,
  And meet them ever alike:
When you are the anvil, bear--
  When you are the hammer, Strike.


He drew a circle that shut me out--
  Heretic, a rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
  We drew a circle that took him in!

The Avengers

The laws are the secret avengers,
  And they rule above all lands;
They come on wool-soft sandals,
  But they strike with iron hands.

© Edwin Markham