: So you, the king, are a slave to what is right? Saber
: That is acceptable. A king is a martyr to their ideals. Rider
: That is not how a person should live. Saber
: If I rule the nation as king, I cannot ask to live as a person. King of Conquerors, you seek the Holy Grail merely for your own benefit. You could never understand.
"If you are strong, torture not the weak,
And thus lay not the axe to thy empire.
—Guru Gobind Singh, Zafarnama
"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance, and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope."
"Nay, lads, do you not see that duty does bind lord no less than liege, that a king's task may require him to die, if that death may save the folk he rules? Or, if there is no people, how can there be any King?"