Is murder by slow, steady pressure any less murder than a quick and merciful knife-thrust? I don't feel guilty for the German lives I took. Suppose for a limited time I abolished all the rules, not just some of them. Once the objective was reached, could they not be all reassumed? There is no doubt business is a kind of war. Why not, then, make it all-out war in pursuit of peace? Mr. Baker and his friends did not shoot my father, but they advised him and when his structure collapsed they inherited. And isn't that a kind of murder? Have any great fortunes we admire been put together without ruthlessness? I can't think of any.
And if I should put rules aside for a time, I knew I would wear scars but would they be worse than the scars of failure I've been wearing? To be alive at all is to have scars.

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