"Wealth is too precious to be entrusted to the Rich"
--Anonymous Kalderan Proverb
"If hope is the engine of the soul, then duty is the navigator... and love is the fuel."
--Sani Nax Rifati, High Guard Supreme Commander
Persuasions and Exhortations
"Life? Hell, it's pretty much like a knife fight in a dirt-floor bar: If they get you down, you best get back up."
--Gunnery Sergeant Hywell Cy'Rabia,
"Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it; those who fail to learn history correctly-why they are simply doomed."
The Illusion of Historical Truth
"You ask why we give our ships' computers normal emotions. Do you really want a warship incapable of loyalty? Or of love?"
--The Unshattered Allegiance, High Guard Frigate,
Artificial Intelligence Rights Activist
"The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy."
"One head cannot contain all wisdom."
--The Olduvai Cycle, Systems University Archives
"Humans say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Why? Do they think there's a shortage of bad ones?"
--Karm'Luk P'an Ku,
The Joy of Lucidity
"I am The Sacrifice. We are the Altar."
Reflections in Shadow,
"Machiavelli's ideas are basically sound ones for the Nietzschean people. Unfortunately, he was an optimist."
"KLUDGE (Klooj) N. Disparaging term for genetically unmodified human being. See also 'uber.'"
--A Concise Dictionary of Slang and Euphemism
"Requested items: One Mark V ECM unit, 1000 km of fullerene cable, one low yield nuclear warhead. Stated purpose: birthday party for foreign dignitary."
--Argosy Special Operations Service requisition form,
"Here's everything I know about war: Somebody wins, somebody loses, and nothing is ever the same again."
--Admiral Constanza Stark, High Guard Chief of Staff
"Of course Nietzscheans love their children. That's not the problem. The problem is, they don't love anyone else's."
--Unknown Master Sergeant, 505th High Guard Lancers
"Only those born guilty recognize innocence for what it is: the rarest thing in the Universe, and the most precious."
The Finder of The Way
The Heavens burned, the Stars cried out.
And under the ashes of infinity,
Hope, scarred and bleeding,
Breathed it's last."
"Elegy for the Commonwealth"
"Come Bitter Rain/
And Wash from my Heart/
That Saddest of all Words--
"Song of My Exile"
"Democracy may be only a few steps removed from Anarchy, but at least it's not as loud."
-- Crowned In Starlight,
"The truest measure of a society is how it treats its elderly, its pets, and its prisoners."
-- Keeper of the Way Vision of Faith VII,
"We say atoms are bound by weak attractors. Why not admit the truth: The universe is held together by love."
--Michio von Kerr, Wayist Physicist
"You are the Center of the Wheel."
--Kodiak Pride paternal blessing
"A wall to a god is but a line on the page. We are all naked, seen beyond seeing."
--Wayfinder First Order Hasturi,
"The Mad Perseid"
"Screams of a billion murdered stars/
Give lie to the night's peace.
While we cling in Desperation/
To the few spinning stones we call Worlds."
"WARNING: Do not operate heavy machinery or navigate the
Slipstream while under the influence of this beverage."
"No plan of battle ever survives first engagement with the enemy. Except for mine."
--General Cuahtomec Hutu, Drago-Kazov Pride
"The difference between Pride Jaguar and the Drago-Kazov? A Jaguar will stab you in the back to gain an advantage. a Dragan will stab you just to see if his knife is sharp."
Pride Jaguar Archduke
"Many say living in the Way is difficult. Is sleeping difficult? Is waking?"
--Serenity Vikram Singh Khalsa,