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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

- Robert A. Heinlein

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian.

- Henry Ford

I don't want repeat offenders, I want dead offenders

- Ted Nugent

We see, therefore, that war is not merely an act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse carried on with other means. What remains peculiar to war is simply the peculiar nature of its means.

- Carl Von Clausewitz

Forward Momentum

- Miles Naismith Vorkosigan

No Retreat, No Surrender, No Quarter - Always go for the Checkmate, even if it kills you

- Mark (GreyLocke) Anderson

Reality doesn't care about your feelings

- Parselmouth 7/6/2013

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

- 1 Corinthians 13:11

Grant me the courage to face what must be fought Will to accept what cannot And wisdom to know the difference


Needs Must, When The Devil Drives

- Unknown

Life is not a race where you acquire things.
Life is a journey where you acquire experiences to share with others.

- Mark (GreyLocke) Anderson 12/29/2013

“Political tags–such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth–are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”

- Robert A. Heinlein

“Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties

1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes

2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests. In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves. Call them, therefore, Liberals and Serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, Whigs and Tories, Republicans and Federalists, Aristocrats and Democrats, or by whatever name you please, they are the same parties still and pursue the same object. The last one of Aristocrats and Democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all.”

- Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Henry Lee, 1824)

Pretty... What do we blow up first?

- Myn Donos - Wraith Squadron

We have a finite amount of time on this planet. When the Lord’s going to take us, we don’t know, but every second of your life is a second gone forever. Someone who doesn’t have respect for your time has no respect for you. This is something all young men should learn by puberty.


Life and Freedom is too precious to give it up without a fight, no matter what.
When you meet the end of that road, make the ghost of Death EARN his Prize.

- Exiern 6/5/2014

Death is not the enemy. Death is never the enemy. The ones who deal it for their own convenience are.

- Gallstone 6/5/2014

"There's a reason we separate military and the police: one fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

- Commander William Adama

Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything

- Bumper Sticker

Duty is heavier than mountains, death is lighter than a feather.


Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

- C. S. Lewis

If you can’t tolerate people who don’t agree with you, why are you engaging in argument at all?

- Charles C.W. Cooke

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

- King James Bible Proverbs 26:4

In political arguments intelligent adults pay attention mainly to what is being said, while fatuous children pay attention mainly to who is saying it

- Kevin C. Williamson

"'Freedom' IS NOT 'Free'!!! Someone Must Pay for The Freedom of 'Free People'! It is a Bill that is usually Paid with the Blood Of Brave Men (And Women), Far From Home, Afraid, Cold, and Uncomfortable, WELL OUTSIDE of the THIN Bubble of 'Civilization' that MANY people in the Western World take for Granted as 'The Norm' (Never knowing, or caring, how THIN that 'bubble' really is, or how FEW people actually live inside that bubble)... Those Brave, 'Rough', Men and Women WILLINGLY place THEIR BODIES between the EVIL PEOPLE of the World, and The People at home that those men and women love. 'The FEW' pay that bill (which is ALWAYS 'Past Due', and Accrues Interest and Late Fees Daily), so that 'The MAJORITY' can live day to day, pretending Evil DOESN'T HUNGRILY pace and test the boundaries 'of that thin bubble of civilization'"

- Author Unknown - Thank you TW and MW for showing me this.

"People Sleep Soundly In Their Beds At Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready To Visit Intense Violence On Those Who Would Do Them Harm".

- George Orwell

No matter how sweet his words, No Man who disarms you, is your friend

- Racconan Proverb

Qualifications Don't Equal Competence

- Mike Rowe (Paraphrased)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

- Arthur C. Clarke

Any Technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced

- Barry Ghem

Any technology no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don't understand it

- Florence Ambrose (Freefall)

If it's flat it's mined, if it's rocky it's covered by fire and if it's easy it's a trap

- Kendra Pacelli (Freehold Novel by Michael Z. Williamson)

In the Absence of Orders: Attack!

- U.S. Military Doctrine

Salt the earth afterwards and become a lesson and byword to prevent further and future attacks! Also known as the 'Wiggins doctrine' it's about winning the next battle during the first it properly and there will be no next one.


The fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists

- Winston Churchill

When Stalin finishes his speech, you definitely don’t want to be the first one who stops applauding

- Doctor Locketopus

“social justice” is nothing more or less than a belief system

- Calbeck

Hurt me or mine, you best bring friends. Six should do it. Why? You'll need pallbearers.


The thing about death threats is, I believe you. Think about it.


That's right. You see, according to *Cacteau's* plan. *I'm* the enemy. Because I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, freedom of choice. I'm the kind if guy who would sit in the greasy spoon and think "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the big rack of Barbecued spare ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I *want* high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese alright? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinatti in a non-smoking section. I wanna run around naked with green jell-o all over my body reading a Playboy magazine. Why? Because maybe I feel the need to okay pal? I've *seen* the future, you know what it is. It's made by a 47 year-old virgin in gray pajamas soaking in a bubble bath, drinking a broccoli milkshake and thinking "I'm an Oscar-Meyer Wiener". You wanna live on top, you gotta live Cacteau's way. What he wants, when he wants, how he wants. Your other option: come down here, maybe starve to death.

- Edgar Friendly (Dennis Leary)

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

- Booker T. Washington

Islamophobia - A word created by Fascists, & used by Cowards, to manipulate Morons.

- Andrew Cummins

"Adventure: [n] Someone you don't know, far away, having a really bad day"

- Unknown

Whatever your deal is, Get Over It. Don't make your problem my problem, or we will Have a Problem

- Unknown

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."

- Tacitus

Violence is the universal multi tool... there is no problem.. big.. or small that can not be solved with out the proper application of violence.... if it did not solve your problem.. you did not use the proper application

- Major Marcus Ramesy (DataChasers)

"The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning, while those other subjects merely require scholarship."

- Robert Heinlein

"I've got good news and bad news. The good news is I've never killed a man in anger, but the bad news is I'm not angry."


Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.

- George Orwell, 1984

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

History is written by the winners

- George Orwell

If Ruatha may serve, send word

- Lytol Lord Warder of Ruatha to Lessa - Weyrwoman, Benden Weyr

If you can't win - Change the rules

- K'Sel Matriarch

Who is General Malfunction, and why is he reading my hard drive?

- Random Internet Poster

One person may see a glass as half full, the other half empty. Neither is wrong. And it could change at any time.

- Bohr

But BOTH forget to be glad to have any glasses at all. Without that, they'd have nothing.

- Neils

I can drink to that

- Typhan Knee

Friends help you move, good friends help you move bodies, best friends bring shovels and body bags.

- Anonymous

“Anyone capable of getting themselves elected president should on no account be permitted to do the job”

- Douglas Adams

“Do not speak unless it will improve the silence.”

- Unknown

"I would agree. After all, even if Humans *evolved* on this planet, but an Intelligent Creator first set forth the conditions under which life could evolve, then evolution cannot hold ANY contradiction to the idea of Intelligent Design.

As an analogy, think of God as a scientist in his lab & he sets up an experiment with the *conditions* that allow for evolution under multiple generations; Evolution may be merely the precise process that brought Human Beings into existence, but it was still set up deliberately!

So I don’t consider any argument between “Creationism vs. Evolution” to be valid."

- Internet Commenter

Far better to remain silent and be THOUGHT a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt


Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience


Beware the idiots on the battlefield, for they will do things you do not expect, simply because they do not know these things should not be done


The worlds best swordsman fears only the worlds worst swordsman – because he can’t figure out what he’ll do next


“What is creativity but impulsivity gone right?”

-   Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

"Let your opponent point to you the way to overcome him.
The most dangerous man is he who does not appear dangerous.
A man who cannot apologize is no man at all.
Everything is a weapon in the hands of a man who knows.
One cannot sew a silk purse from a sow's ear.
One cannot fit the ocean into a brandy snifter.
One cannot make a diamond out of river mud; be happy with a brick."

- Chiun, the reigning Master of Sinanju

In the absence of a plan, move toward the sound of gunfire and kill everything.

- Unknown

If you’re killing people in the name of God… you’re missing His message

- MSpears

"I have a bullet with your name on it, and im going to keep firing till I figure out which one it is"


It's an unpleasant reality, but some would rather tear down an entire system than to see others become more successful than themselves


"There are three things all wise men fear:
the sea in storm,
a night with no moon,
and the anger of a gentle man.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

I have lived the life of a warrior and now want to live in peace. But do not make the mistake of thinking that because I am peaceful, that I have forgotten how to be violent

- Gunny

"Fear God and nobody else, ride tall, shoot straight, never tell a lie, dance with who brung you, and never renege on a handshake."

- Ranger Katherine Anne Briarly - Lone Star Confederation (Elizabeth Moon - The Serrano Succession)

Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war)

- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus (De Re Militari)

"Do your duty as you see it and damn the consequences."

- Gen. George S. Patton

"While the pen is, in the long run, mightier than the sword, at any given moment, the sword speaks more loudly and convincingly."

- the First Duke Grand Fenwick

Smart people don't necessarily believe smarter things, they're just better at defending dumb beliefs


Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country

- The British philosopher, historian,and anti-war campaigner, Bertrand Russell

To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine, but to kill a man

- Spanish theologian, Michael Servetus (1511-1553), on killing.

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

- Plato on tyrants and conflict.

"Good Wizards leave no evidence. Evil wizards leave no trace."


"1911, because pistol whipping some one with a piece of plastic just doesn't get the point across the same way"

- Major Marcus Ramesy - DataChasers

I'm going out to look for myself, if I get back, before I return, please tell me to wait here


"when the enemy is making a false movement we must take good care not to interrupt him"

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Nothing is foolproof. Fools are the most creative, durable, and obstinate force in the universe. The best you can hope for is foolresistant."

- Robert Anson Heinlein - notebooks of Lazarus Long

"It is a capital mistake to march into a battle assuming without evidence that there are only two sides."

- Patrician Veterinari

Ever notice how people on the Left talk about leaving the Country and people on the Right talk about taking the Country back?


Each day in life is like a carrier landing. If you can walk away from it you're in good shape.

- Archie Donahue USMC F4-U Corsair Pilot

Illegitimi non carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

- General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell

#include "libalcohol.h";

#include "libdrunk.h";
#include "libgreek.h";

- CyberSkull

cattservant - Diplomacy and chess.

Sheela - But .. I'm playing poker ?

- DataChasers Comment Section

When everything goes wrong and you know you are about to die, you pray. You pray to God like you learned in Sunday school.

When no answer comes, you start praying to anyone that will listen. And sometimes they do. Sometimes it isn't a Jehovah or Yahweh that hears you. Sometimes the Old Gods do. Sometimes the Old Gods answer.

People always get it wrong. The Old Gods in the myths we read in school are always made out to be slightly silly, a little goofy. But they were actually sources of sheer terror. Poseidon brought raging storms and crashing waves. Ares was a bloodthirsty killer who reveled in death, battle, and the stench of blood. Frightening, monstrous beings with immense power, unspeakable rages and towering jealousies.

The most terrifying of all the Gods was Zeus. Striking from the top of Mount Olympus, hurling bolt after bolt of deadly lightning, against which there was no defense, no chance of survival.

- Todd172

"He either fears his fate too much,
Or his desserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch,
To win or lose it all!"

- James Graham, 5th Earl of Montrose 1612 to 1650 Royalist General during the English Civil War

Overcome your fear and stand for what you believe, whatever the opposition.


Those who have the ability to act, should. Those who do not, only support the actions of those who are evil.


Remember; anythin’ worth shootin’ once is worth shootin’ three or four times


See, here's the problem: When I talk to hallucinations, people think I'm crazy.

But when I don't, the hallucinations think I'm being awfully damned rude.

my hallucinations tend to cut me out of their conversations.

the voices in my head aren't talking to me anymore...

It's even worse when the voices in my head start whispering behind my back.

Tequila will fix that. It has always had my voices ramp right on up. Then they get funny just can't hold their happy juice.


I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant


"Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong-but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong! Heaven save us from poltroons who fear to make a choice. Let us stand up and be counted."


"I am not a pacifist. Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay-and claims a halo for his dishonesty.


Never chase women who are a lot smarter than you. You won't catch them, or, what's worse, you might.

"Never expect the enemy to do what you think he's going to do, and never expect that schedules will be met on time. And, most of all, always remember the first law of battle: everything gets fucked up as soon as the enemy arrives. That's why he's called the enemy."


“What if something happens to you?”

“I’m what happens to other people."


Given time and plenty of paper, a philosopher can prove anything.


"What people do behind their closed doors is nobody's business and
shouldn't be anyone else's either. Making one's self a public display
because of your sexual orientation is a direct insult to everyone else.
It just shows that they have no respect for themselves or anyone else."


The First Law of the Hunt: At any time, the Hunter may become the Hunted


“Evil cannot create, it can only corrupt what good forces have made.” 

- J.R.R. Tolkien

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