A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart
 Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars (1912). copy citation

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Source A Princess of Mars
Topic fight heart
Date 1912
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/62/62-h/62-h.htm


“"Sarkoja told Sola that you had become a true Thark," she said, "and that I would now see no more of you than of any of the other warriors."
"Sarkoja is a liar of the first magnitude," I replied, "notwithstanding the proud claim of the Tharks to absolute verity."
Dejah Thoris laughed.
"I knew that even though you became a member of the community you would not cease to be my friend; 'A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart,' as the saying is upon Barsoom."
"I think they have been trying to keep us apart," she continued, "for whenever you have been off duty one of the older women of Tars Tarkas' retinue has always arranged to trump up some excuse to get Sola and me out of sight.” source

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