A Knight's Oath

Be without fear in the face of your enemies.
Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
Speak the truth always, 
even if it leads to your death.
Safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong.
That is your oath! 
Arise, arise a knight!
- Kingdom of Heaven (2005)


What man is a man?

What man is a man,
who does not make 
the world better! 
- Balian of Ibelin, Kingdom of Heaven (2005)


Die to live or live to die?

We live as if we are never going to die,
and we die as if we never lived!

- Anonymous


Die to live or live to die?


A matter of integrity

If you have integrity, 
nothing else matters; 
if you don't have integrity, 
nothing else matters! 
- Alan Simpson, American statesman



A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; 
he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; 
he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; 
and he cannot govern himself 
unless his passions are subject to reason! 
- Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), 
Dutch philosopher and playwright