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On Thu, 17 Mar 16 18:57:37 UTC James (25) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being defeated when I have given so much to this cause of destruction
Where would you like to live?
On the sea
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
I am the most respected man in all the land
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Anger at those I should be able to easily subjugate but have unable to do so
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Horatio Hornblower
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Any woman that is true to herself without allowing a man to control her
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Myself. I am quite accomplished
The quality you most admire in a man?
Relenting determination to succeed at any cost, so matter who gets in the way
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Ability to see through an immature man child.
Your favorite virtue?
Willing to die for a cause
Your favorite occupation?
Sailing the ocean
Who would you have liked to be?
Anyone but me, but also me at the same time.
Your most marked characteristic?
Quick to anger, but able to be calm when needed to achieve a goal.
What do you most value in your friends?
loyalty, above all else
What is your principle defect?
Inability to finish what I began so many years ago
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never have vengeance on those that have wronged me
What would you like to be?
A gentleman in a king's court, in a time of peace.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
White Lilies
What is your favorite bird?
The dove
Who are your favorite prose writers?
There are so many. I love to read whenever I can. It helps me pass the time.
Who are your favorite poets?
Who aren't my favorite poets. Poetry feeds the soul. Shakespeare is one of the greats!
Who are your heroes in real life?
I don't believe in heroes. They will always let you down.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Woman should stay out of history. It is safer that way.
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
Children, but also spineless men
What historical figures do you most despise?
Caesar, because he was so close, but then lost it.
What event in military history do you most admire?
When the English pushed back the Spanish Armada in 1588
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to fly
How would you like to die?
In battle
What is your present state of mind?
Focused and determined
What is your motto?
There are rules to every battle, until there aren't.

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