| Quote #1
"Look at us, Aramis! We are three out of the four. You are deceiving me, I suspect you, and Porthos sleeps; an admirable trio of friends, don't you think so?- a beautiful relic!" (14.74)
This is the first indication in the novel that we're dealing with men whose time for glory is effectively over.
| Quote #2
"I can only tell you one thing, d'Artagnan, and I swear it on the Bible: I love you just as much as formerly. If I ever distrust you, it is on account of others, and not on account of either of us. In everything I may do and succeed in, you will find your share. Will you promise me the same favor?" (14.79)
Aramis invokes his past with D'Artagnan to allay suspicions. This is dastardly.
| Quote #3
This last endearment was tender as in youth, as in times when the heart was warm and life happy; and then Porthos mounted his horse. (26.63)
Talk about glorifying the past.