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.
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.[O que é um mestre? Poiseu lhe respondo: não é aquele que ensina algo, mas aquele que inspira o aluno adar o melhor de si para descobrir um conhecimento que ele já tem em sua alma.]
What do we look for in a lord? Strength, generosity, hardness, and success, and why should a man not be proud of those things?
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject — the actual enemy is the unknown.
Night is falling; at twilight a man needs good eyesight to distinguish the good Lord from the Devil.[La nuit tombe : au crépuscule il faut avoir bonne vue pour distinguer le Bon Dieu du Diable.]
Many a one believes himself the master of others, and yet he is a greater slave than they.[Tel se croit le maître des autres, qui ne laisse pas d’être plus esclave.]
Man is an animal that, so long as he lives amongst others of his species, stands in need of a master.[Der Mensch ist ein Tier, das, wenn es unter andern seiner Gattung lebt, einen Herrn nötig hat.]