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Quotable Quotes #18

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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. – Douglas MacArthur

The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself. – Anna Brownell Jameson

There are people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell ‘em. – Louis Armstrong

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. – Edward R. Murrow

So long as we have faith in our fairytales, we are none the worse. – Ellen Glasgow

All are creative but few are artists. – Paul Goodman

You don’t get stomach ulcers from what you eat. You get ulcers from what is eating you. – Dr. Joseph F. Alvarez

Until I truly loved, I was alone. – Caroline Norton

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead. – Ronald Reagan

“The day has to come when it’s not a surprise that a woman has a powerful position. We’ve actually had three women secretaries of state, and people still [feel the need to] say “female secretary of state.” – Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state

Quotable Quotes #16

Assemble!“There’s only one God, ma’am.  And I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that!” – Captain America in Marvel’s The Avengers

“The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” – Captain James T. Kirk in “Shore Leave”

“I wish you’d shut up!” – Optimus Prime to Galvatron in Transformers: Cybertron

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne

A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power. – Dean Koontz

Sparing your helpless enemy who surely would have destroyed you, you demonstrated the advanced trait of mercy, something we hardly expected. We feel that there may be hope for your kind. Therefore you will not be destroyed. It would not be civilized. – The Metron in Star Trek: Arena

Van Flyheight: “We need guts to blast our way through!”

Fiona: “All guts and no brains.” – in Zoids: Chaotic Century “The Savior”

“Never apologize and never explain – it’s a sign of weakness.” – John Wayne in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Rights, sir, human rights–the Bible, the Code of Hammurabi and of Justinian, Magna Carta, the Constitution of the United States, Fundamental Declarations of the Martian colonies, the Statutes of Alpha 3–gentlemen, these documents all speak of rights. Rights of the accused to a trial by his peers, to be represented by counsel, the rights of cross-examination, but most importantly, the right to be confronted by the witnesses against him–a right to which my client has been denied.  I speak of rights. A machine has none. A man must. My client has the right to face his accuser, and if you do not grant him that right, you have brought us down to the level of the machine. Indeed, you have elevated that machine above us. I ask that my motion be granted, and more than that, gentlemen, in the name of humanity, fading in the shadow of the machine, I demand it. I demand it! – From Star Trek: The Court-martial

Quotable Quotes #15

There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. – George Eliot

Strong beliefs win strong men and then make them stronger. – Walter Bagehot

Goals should be realistic, and they should reflect improvement. – Ted Williams

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. – Coco Chanel

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed. – Walter Lippmann

This became a credo of mine: attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. – Bette Davis

The secret to success is constancy to purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli

Love the moment, and {its energy} will spread beyond all boundaries. – Corita Kent

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. The earth’s beauty grows on me. – Frank Lloyd Wright.

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. – Winston Churchill

Quotable Quotes #14

Political correctness is just tyranny with manners. I wish for you the courage to be unpopular. Popularity is history’s pocket change. Courage is history’s true currency. – Charlton Heston

Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. – John Wayne

Who’s the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him? – Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid. – Dean Koontz

Sometimes, to be silent is to be most eloquent. – Charlton Heston

Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. –  Dean Koontz

“The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank.” — Lt. Cdr. Montgomery Scott in “A Taste of Armageddon”

Maybe it’s good if God gives you something to think about every so often. – Charlton Heston

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. – Dean Koontz

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much. – John Wayne

Quotable Quotes #10

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze! – St. Catherine of Siena

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance. – Orville Wright, American inventor and aviator

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. – Rudyard Kipling

A little kingdom I possess,

where thoughts and feelings dwell;

And very hard the task I find

of governing it well. – Louisa May Alcott, American writer

He was a wise man who invented beer. – Plato

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. – Mark Twain

Teaching

The Last Command

Mara looked at the double leaf-canopy overhead. “Could we have picked up an Imperial patrol?”

“No.” Skywalker was positive. “I’d know if there were any other humans nearby.”

“Bet that comes in handy,” Mara muttered.

“It’s just a matter of training.”

She threw him a sideways look. There’d been something odd in his voice. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

He grimaced, a quick tightening of his mouth. “Nothing. Just…I was thinking about Leia’s twins. Thinking about how I’m going to have to train them some day.”

“You worried about when to start?”

He shook his head. “I’m worried about being able to do it at all.”

She shrugged. “What’s to do? You teach them how to hear minds and move objects around and use lightsabers. You did that with your sister, didn’t you?”

“Yes,” he agreed. “But that was when I thought that was all there was to it. It’s really just the beginning. They’re going to be strong in the Force, and with that strength comes responsibility. How do I teach them that? How do I teach them wisdom and compassion and how not to abuse their power?”

Mara studied his profile as he gazed out into the forest. This wasn’t just word games; he was really serious about it. Definitely a side of the heroic, noble, infallible Jedi she hadn’t seen before. “How does anyone teach anyone else that stuff?” she said. “Mostly by example, I suppose.”

He thought about it, nodded reluctantly. “I suppose so.” – Exchange between Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn