Honor to those who in the life they lead define and guard a Thermopylae, Never betrayind what is right, consistent and just in all they do but showing pity also, and compassion; generous when they’re rich, and when they’re poor, still generous in small ways, still helping as much as they can; always speaking the truth, yet without hating those who lie. And even more honor is due to them when they foresee ( as many do foresee ) that Ephialtis will turn up in the end, that the Medes will break through after all. Constantinos Kavafis

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