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Foundation

Foundation

by Isaac Asimov

Duty Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

"Remember, I may be a democrat back at the Foundation, but there's nothing short of tyranny that can run my ship the way I want it run. I never had to pull a blaster on my men before, and I wouldn't have had to now, if you hadn't gone out of line." (V.4.81)

Mallow's duty to see his mission through means he needs to put his principles aside. Usually a nonviolent man, here he needs to resort to a threat of violence to keep his mission on the rails. Principles and duty. Sometimes they go together like Bilbo and Frodo, but other times….

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