"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."
"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are."
"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."
"Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word."
- Martin, George R.R.. A Game of Thrones.