The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope It speaks in the language of trust It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. In the language of the heart and the language of the soul.
But always it is the same voice It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, and the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says, "We are one. No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star: We are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear. We are one."
Here, gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize this singular truth: That we are one and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another.
Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future.
We are one.
We are one.
Declaration of Principles
G'Kar, Babylon 5
Andreas Katsulas, 18 May 1946 - 13 February 2006
The words were a gift from B5's creator, J. Michael Straczynski. But it was G'Kar that gave these particular words voice, and memory. I can think of nothing more suitable as an epitaph.
(My thanks, to both the extraordinary writer of these words, and the equally extraordinary actor and the character which he created who gave them life)