Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
This quote suggests that faith and honor are integral aspects of a person's character and identity. Without faith, which can refer to both religious or personal beliefs, and honor, which implies integrity and moral principles, a person loses their sense of purpose and authenticity, rendering them "dead" metaphorically. It emphasizes the significance of these values in shaping a person's existence and implies that without them, one's true essence is compromised or nonexistent.
The Greeks by their laws, and the Romans by the spirit of their people, took care to put into the hands of their rulers no such engine of oppression as a standing army. Their system was to make every man a soldier, and oblige him to repair to the standard of his country whenever that was reared. This made them invincible and the same remedy will make us so.