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Then my friend's wiry arms were round me, and he was leading me to a chair.

"You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say that you are not hurt!"

It was worth a wound — it was worth many wounds — to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.

His face set like flint as he glared at our prisoner, who was sitting up with a dazed face. "By the Lord, it is as well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive."
John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

Sarek: Kirk, I thank you. What you have done...
Kirk: What I have done, I had to do.
Sarek: And at what cost? Your ship... your son.
Kirk: If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul.
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