What’s the worst thing you can do to a man?
It’s not to fight him; to break him; to defeat him – we expect that.
“Hail Caesar; those who are about to die salute you!”
It’s to see him as other than he is: as a man with a heart when he only has a body; as a man with only a body when all that he is is a heart – contracting and expanding, year upon year.
To see him as noble when he is base; to see him as false when he is true.
— Huzir Sulaiman, The Weight of Silk on Skin.