Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Code Of Chivalry

Out Of Pure Interest:

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Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of Heaven , Blossomed the lovely stars,

Guardians of the people,

Guardians of the land,

Lost is he who has not honor,

Lost is he who has not love,

Only when one is pure of heart,

True of soul and sound of body,

May he count himself among us,

We the Knights of The Round Table.

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(1) To live one’s life so that it is worthy of respect and honor by all.

(2) Fair Play:
Never attack an unarmed foe.
Never charge an unhorsed opponent
Never attack from behind
Avoid cheating
Avoid torture

(3) Nobility:
Exhibit self discipline
Show respect to authority
Obey the law
Administer justice
Administer mercy
Protect the innocent
Respect women

(4) Valor:
Exhibit courage in word and deed
Avenge the wronged
Defend the weak and innocent
Fight with honor
Never abandon a friend, ally, or noble cause

(5) Honour:
Always keep one’s word of honour
Always maintain one’s principles
Never betray confidence or comrade
Avoid deception
Respect life

(6) Courtesy:
Exhibit manners
Be polite and attentive
Respectful of host, authority, honour and woman

(7) Loyalty:
To God, Sovereign, Country, and the codes of Chivalry
Always respect and obey the law unless the law is wrongful.
Always be kind and never cruel.
Give mercy to those that ask for it.
Always be truthful and never lie.
Defend the Law of Good and seek to stop injustice.
Have compassion to the weak, frail, and oppressed, and seek to help them in any way.
Be charitable to others and give to those in need.
Always succor women when they are in distress.
Love your country, family, religion, and uphold them in any way.
Always put the needs of others above the needs of yourself.
Live a pure and noble life.

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truths quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their stories. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career. How ever humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere there is heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all acidity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the council of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.. But do not distress yourself with dark imagining. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

-Anonymous

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