A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain.[Halcón que se atreve con garza guerrera, peligros espera.]
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man’s life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose.