The myths have always condemned those who 'looked back.' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.