The Man in the Iron Mask
by Alexandre Dumas
The Man in the Iron Mask Principles Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"A friend's word is the truth itself. If I think of touching, even with one finger, the son of Anne of Austria, the true King of this realm of France; if I have not the firm intention of prostrating myself before his throne; if, according to my wishes, to-morrow here at Vaux will not be the most glorious day my King ever enjoyed,- may Heaven's lightning blast me where I stand!" (14.104)
Aramis is lying through his teeth. This is not honorable at all.
"Sire, you would be dishonoring yourself if you were to give such an order."
"Dishonor myself?" murmured the King, turning pale with anger. "In truth, Mademoiselle, you put a strange eagerness into what you say." (15.33 – 15.34)
Invoking honor is a sure-fire way to win an argument.