No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force-of-arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
I have been responsible only for myself. When I risked, I risked alone... to avoid making others pay the price for my mistakes. They want me to show them another way. What if I showed them the wrong way? What if they come to me not because of the lesson, but because of the teacher? I worry, Ta'Lon, that my shadow may become greater than the message! –If that happens, I give you my word that I will personally kill you. –And this is supposed to put my mind at ease?