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"There must be love, and understanding, to betray. Most men haven't the wit or the honor for betrayal: not to know it when they see it; not the stomach to apprehend it as they do it. Most men, blind and dumb in their self-centeredness, don't betray: they merely disappoint."
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“Ask yourselves if the gods are angry, you who have seen Harmony come among us, walk among us, touch us, look kindly upon us. We are the Sacred Band of Thebes. We fight in the forefront, therefore we bleed first. We live, therefore we die.”
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"No ethos, pursued without thought or mercy, is ethical."
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Time to unite the Sacred Bands, Thebans and his people: one unit, one heart, one swing through life.
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Whatsoever is thine, is Mine. And you, arrogant servant, best not forget it. For I am always with thee, wheresoever thou art. Have faith in Me, rely on Me, and only Me, in the battles yet to come. Forever and ever.
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"One would. One does."
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"You're talent, and we're the talent scouts."
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“I’m Lysis, son of Charon, son of Thebes, of the Sacred Band of Stepsons, Blessed of Harmony,”
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“Niko, you’re halfway to where you need to go. It’s the most dangerous time. And all the gods and forces have a stake in you, Hero. Or do you want to be just a memory, a cult somewhere, with people sacrificing horses to your name?”
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"The heavens listen to what is said on these cobbles. Laws of man and nature come together here. Here you must be firm. Here you must be true."
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Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.Seneca the Younger More
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The universe forgives those who give until their hearts are aching and their spirits weak, and finds a way to renew all strength and cure all ills, in this world or the next, if a soul can just have faith.
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And Tempus thought then that nothing was more worthwhile than what was growing in this whitewashed barracks, where he has come to build a force such as men or gods have never seen -- a force worth reckoning with, if you were of a mind. And something was of that mind. And something else opposed it. He should have expected that. Battle in the heavens, battle on the earth.
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Tempus never left a problem for another to solve. Tempus never let the pain or difficulty of an undertaking persuade him not to pursue a resolution his heart thought was right. Tempus never gave up.
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This fight coming is not a battle of weapons, but a battle of wills.
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"To the death with honor, shoulder to shoulder, and no one gets closer to a Stepson than his partner."
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“Choose life over death, Niko, when a choice can be made that puts no soul in jeopardy.”
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"Every man's in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers."
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Valor was in Nikodemos, unquestionable, and commitment like trees to stand or night to fall.
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Sometimes a man does what he'd most like to avoid.
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"Gather the shards of your courage. Patch together what resolve you can. We'll find this thing -- and kill it."
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"Let fools believe what fools believe."
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One man can make another’s life so much better.
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Here Stormbringer spies the Stepsons, the Theban fighters, and the 3rd Commando, attending to their own. In the face of such unflinching determination and unswerving devotion, the hurricane pauses and calms. Its ravings turn to mutters.
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Loyalty must be forged – to him, to his: stronger than iron, from experience, from risk – it can’t be bought, or taught, or promised before the fact. Allegiance must be earned so it will hold, win or lose.
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"You must become like yourself."
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new! "One man, one horse, one holocaust on demand."
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"Be polite to all, friendly to none. Be professional. Be ready to kill everyone and everything."
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"Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win."
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new! "The only unfair fight is the one you lose."
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"Arrows are cheap; you’re expensive."
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Tempus would be protected, better shielded from whatever the Stepson thought threatening, if love could heal and save.
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Loyalty binds me.
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Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.Woodrow Wilson More
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If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.Oscar Wilde More
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No man can serve two masters. -- Matthew 6:24
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"Niko and his women will be the death of all the Stepsons yet."
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Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.Hannah Arendt More
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In treat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. -- Ruth 1:16
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It is better to be faithful than famous.Theodore Roosevelt More
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Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my King, He would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies.William Shakespeare More
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Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.Alexander Pope More
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Always laugh heartily at the jokes your boss tells, it maybe a loyalty test.
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We are all the President's men.Henry Kissinger More
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Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.
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