"The Noble Science of Defence is to be prefferred next to Divinity; for Divinity preserveth the soul from hell and the devil, so doth the Noble Science defend the body from wounds and slaughter.  And moreover the exercising of weapons putteth away the aches, griefs, and diseases, it increaseth strength, and sharpens the wits, it giveth a perfect judgement, it expelleth melancholy, choleric, and evil conceits, it keepth a man in breath, perfect health, and long life." - Silver