I’ve read we often recognize in others what we see within our own self — our own soul.
I find that too simplistic. I would argue that great men recognize the best in others, and in the process, honor the best within themselves.
In Dejan’s case, it’s integrity.
The ability and will to adhere to an idea, absolutely and completely.
While in an extended state of decline, men of integrity still exist in the world. So long as these men exist, hope exists, no matter how dire the circumstances, or impossible the obstacles seem.