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ON LEAVE

IN ONE OF MY TALKS OVER RADIO MADRID, I SAID: “Everything is habit. The population of this city has grown accustomed to living heroically, as other peoples, alas ! are getting used to a life of cowardice from which they are perishing.” More recent events have only increased my conviction that, generally speaking, courage is not congenital, but rather the result of habit or of a conjunction of certain circumstances.