Encontrei hoje esta expressão interessantíssima, que bem poderia ter sido retirada de um manual de cavalaria, e que achei que deveria deixar por cá:
A knight should be modest, love one maiden only, not play at love with many women. He should help the oppressed, and show kindness to all. When he has conquered an enemy he should show mercy; and when he is conquered he should not beg for life. To face death boldly is a hero's glory, and such death is better than a dishonoured life.