The preachers tell us that pride is a great sin, but the preachers are wrong. Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation and the Danes understood that. Men die, they said, but reputation does not die.
Start your killers young, before their consciences are grown. Start them young and they will be lethal.
What do we look for in a lord? Strength, generosity, hardness, and success, and why should a man not be proud of those things?
Tell me, what use is prayer, contemplation, or learning? Does prayer grow rye? Does contemplation fill a fishing net? Does learning build a house or plow a field?