H/T: MYSTAGOGY (read in full here)
Taken from Emperor Constantine’s last speech on the eve of the Fall of Constantinople, Monday May 28, 1453. Read speech in full at link above.
“….Animals may run away from animals. But you are men, men of stout heart, and you will hold at bay these dumb brutes, thrusting your spears and swords into them, so that they will know that they are fighting not against their own kind but against the masters of animals….”