Inspiration

“‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.'” -Matthew 7:1-5

 

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” -Salvor Hardin, Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

 

“There is no one true way.” -Mercedes Lackey

 

“Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn’t it?” -Rand al’Thor, The Shadow Rising, by Robert Jordan

 

“Take what you want, and pay for it.” –The Fires of Heaven, by Robert Jordan

 

“There is no instance of prolonged warfare benefitting a nation.” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

 

“Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv’st
Live well, how long or short permit to heaven.” –
Paradise Lost, by John Milton

 

“You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” -Misattributed to Leon Trotsky, but still neat

 

“He who can destroy a thing has the real control over it.” -Paul Atreides, Dune, by Frank Herbert

 

“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men.”- Edward R. Murrow

 

“Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavour shrink to insignificance.” -George S. Patton

 

“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.” -George S. Patton

 

“For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph – a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting. ” -George C. Scott, Patton

 

“What has been will be again,
       what has been done will be done again;
       there is nothing new under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9

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