All decent women detest violence,
and so they never take up arms.
Weapons are the tools of fear, decent
women use them only in direst situations
When women must use weapons
they act with calm and carefulness.
For the Sage knows there is no
delight or beauty in destruction.
The Sage enemies are like herself
and she mourns when she must do
Peace is the highest value,
and violence cannot replace it.
The Sage never rejoice in the
slaughter of her enemies.
Violence must be mourned
and never celebrated.