"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." -Bene Gesserit Axiom against fear, Dune
by Frank Herbert
"Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person." -The Doctor, Doctor Who
"If your heart is fearful throw away fear; if there is terror in it throw away terror. Take your axe in your hand and attack. He who leaves the fight unfinished is not at peace." -The Epic of Gilgamesh
"You can not change your fate: No man can." -The Old Man
"To study the meaning of man and of life — I am making significant progress here. I have faith in myself. Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man." -Fyodor Dostoevsky
"He who controls the past, controls the future. And he who controls the present, controls the past." -George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever."-George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
"Expect nothing. Prepare for anything."-Philosophy of Twilightwyrm
"Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the Shadow / Between the conception / And the creation / Between the emotion / And the response / Falls the Shadow / Between the desire / And the spasm / Between the potency / And the existence / Between the essence / And the descent / Falls the Shadow / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper."
-T.S. Eliot "The Hollow Man"
"Let us never forget the mistakes of the past, lest they be repeated in the future."
"Where two minds think alike, only one is needed."-Anonymous
"Stupidity is the wound that bleeds forever."-Anonymous
"A just cause pursued and failed a thousand times is better than a vile cause succeed on the first attempt."
"What is important is to try to develop insights and wisdom rather than mere knowledge, respect someone's character rather than his learning, and nurture men of character rather than mere talents."-Inazo Nitobe
"Equality cannot come from a basis of conceit."
"The causes of empowerment and equality are not one and the same, principally because the former is not limited by the latter."
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."-Abraham Lincoln
"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from indomitable will." -Gandhi
"I believe in what Max Muller said years ago, namely, that truth needs to be repeated as long as there are men who do not believe it." -Gandhi
"It is far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them."-Adlai Stevenson
"Many that live deserve death, but some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?" -Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
"Better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool, that open it and remove all doubt." -Abraham Lincoln.
"Competition without honor is ruthlessness."
"Religious tolerance is not the acceptance of all ideology, it is the acceptance of anyone and everyone who chooses to hold such ideology."
"In order to recognize a flaw, one must also recognize that it is a flaw."
"You say these people are your sheep and you are their shepherd. Perhaps so, but who is to assume that the shepherd is worth more than the sheep? And when their shepherd has lead them astray, should not the sheep leave their shepherd, whether the shepherd should like it or not?"
"The path of a hero is the razor's edge. The path of the villain is the abyss on either side."
"Cynicism is as different from realism as optimism."
"The man who knows that he does not know is wiser than the man who claims to know that which he does not."
"Those things not of creation deserve no part in it."-Anonymous
"Who're you fooling if the fools are right?"-Beck
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."- Stephen Hawking
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."-Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
"I dream of day when I will learn to stop asking questions I will regret knowing the answers to."-Roy Greenhilt, Order of the Stick
"You're approval fills me with shame."-Roy Greenhilt, Order of the Stick
"If the wielder lacks skill, the greatest sword is nothing but blunted steel." -King Ashnard of Daein, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
"Immortality is determined indefinitely throughout time."-Tettsure
The above are several of both my favorite quotes, quotes of particular interest from others, and a few of those I have devised myself. Note that most are in no particular order, but the most recent quotes of particular interest from others tend to be near to or at the bottom. Those that have not been cited, either with a name or with the source of "anonymous" are my own. This list will be updated as I find more of them.
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