i: fortius quo fidelius // “Strength through loyalty.“ ii: oderint dum metuant // “Let them hate, so long as they fear.” iii: astra inclinant, sed non obligant // “The stars incline us, they do not bind us.”
A story is true. A story is untrue. As time extends, it matters less and less. The stories we want to believe those are the ones that survive, despite upheaval and transition and progress. Those are the stories that shape history.