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Terence MacSwiney Quote

“This contest of ours is not on our side a rivalry of vengeance but one of endurance-it is not they who can inflict most but they who can suffer most will conquer.”


Terence MacSwiney in his speech when elected Lord Mayor of Cork, March 1920. He was later arrested and imprisoned in Brixton Prison in England.  He died in prison in October 1920 after 74 days on hunger strike.

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