• As a rule, he fights well who has wrongs to redress; but vastly better fights he who, with wrongs as a spur, has also steadily before him a glorious result in prospect--a result in which he can discern balm for wounds, compensation for valor, remembrance and gratitude in the event of death.

    Lew Wallace (2010). “Ben-Hur: A Story of the Christ”, p.274, Cosimo, Inc.