What is a master? I would say that he is not someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to do his best to discover a knowledge he already has in his soul.
What do we look for in a lord? Strength, generosity, hardness, and success, and why should a man not be proud of those things?
We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.
There are some who may believe themselves masters of others, and are no less enslaved than they.[Tel se croit le maître des autres, qui ne laisse pas d’être plus esclave.]
The true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject — the actual enemy is the unknown.