I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
I for one find a casual destruction of a man's life even more repugnant than a determined one.
Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.
And what goes on in the head of a walking dead man? What personal failure could he possibly fear more than death itself?
Hunting hawks do not belong in cages, no matter how much a man covets their grace, no matter how golden the bars. They are far more beautiful soaring free. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
The man who assumes everything is a lie is at least as mistaken as the one who assumes everything is true.
If you desire a man to tell you comfortable lies about your prowess, and so fetter any hope of true excellence, I'm sure you may find one anywhere. Not all prisons are made of iron bars. Some are made of feather beds.
You are a most excellent lawyer, for a dead man.