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"Who do you answer to?"... "The same as you do, Princess - the same as anyone out our level does, I answer to my conscience and my sense of duty. And yes if either ever fail us, we can do a great deal of harm... Conscience or obedience. Leader or Follower. Whose orders do you obey?... Conscience and duty" - Admiral Hiram Drayson, star wars, before the storm, page 299 line 1.

"Ah, but I'm also in the business of survival, and in this big, dangerous galaxy one occasionally needs a helping hand. I always think it's nice when there are cards in that hand which the opposition doesn't know about." - Tallon Karrde, Specter of the Past p201

"But tonight, we're going to a party. Because that's our job." -Wedge Antilles

"You can't reduce sapient lives to numbers and exchange them like credits. You can't measure what a boy did in innocence against what a man has to do for the rest of his life." - Ton Phanan

Over seven years ago many of our brethren were gathered together in the aftermath of a great battle to commemorate the heroism of our friends. None of us thought, at that time, of how desperate our situation was. Or how long out battle against the Empire would continue. The future was, for us, the next minute or hour or day or week. Life expectancy, especially among pilots, was measured in missions and seldom were multiple digits involved in the calculations.

At that gathering, on Yavin 4, we were able to celebrate our victory as if, with the destruction of that one terrible weapon-- the first Death Star-- we had brought the Empire crashing down. We knew it wasn't true-- we knew we would abandon Yavin shortly thereafter-- but for that time we were able to forget how desperate and difficult our fight for freedom would be.We could forget how many more of our friends would die pursuing the common dream of freedom for all people, all species, within the galaxy.

That dream still lives. Our fight continues. The Empire still exists, though its strength ebbs, its tenacity slackens, and its grasp on its worlds weakens. Dying though it is, it can still inflict death and these, the bodies of our comrades, make that fact abundantly clear.

I will not tell you that Lujayne or Carter or Pirgi or the others would want you to keep fighting, or that your fighting will make their sacrifice worth it. That's trite, and our friends deserve more than trite. They have given up what we fight to preserve. Our duty, and their silent charge to us, is to continue to fight until the Empire can never again strip life from those who want nothing more sinister than freedom for all. "Seven Caskets" - Wedge Antilles

"Whatever my role, my task is the elimination of the enemy."... "It just seems a bit silly, sir. I could also wear a sign saying 'I'm a wonderful person and I give money to the needy' What’s the point?" - Myn Donos, after the death of his comrades

"I told you how I lost my parents. Nothing I ever do can make up for that loss. But if I put myself in the way of people just as bad as the ones who killed my family, if I burn them down, then someone else they would have hurt gets to stay happy. That's the only honorable thing about my profession. It's not the killing. It's making the galaxy a little better." - Wedge Antilles, Pilot, X-wing book 9, Star Fighters Of Adumar

"Remember what you have learned; save you it can!" - Yoda

"Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda

"I guess a General has to keep the big picture in mind. I get that right and I keep my people alive. No matter what my rank, that's the duty I hold most dear" - Wedge Antilles, Isard's Revenge, p17

"You cant look dignified when your having fun." - Wes Janson

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

"It's not my fault!" - Take your pick

We apologize for the inconvenience. - God's final message to man (from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.)

"In our world, every storm has an end. Every night brings a new day. What's important is to trust those you love, and never give up. We must never give up hope!" - Priestess in the Cathedral just before the Black Omen, Chrono Trigger

"Win and live. Lose and die. Rule of life. No change rule. Old man look alive on out side, but dead on inside. Ayla fight. Ayla no run. Running worse than losing." - Ayla (these are three separate quotes), Chrono Trigger

"This can't be the way the world ends...There's only one thing we can do! We must change history!" - Marle

"I am Belthasar, the Guru of Reason. Only by mastering time, itself, do you stand a chance against Lavos. The odds will be against you...But you are true hero’s. The world is in your hands. Open now, the last door, and take what you find there. My last invention...My "Wings of Time" ..." - Belthasar

"If history is to change, let it change. If the world is to be destroyed, so be it. If my fate is to die, I must simply laugh." - Magus, Chrono Trigger

"Why do people rebuild things they know are going to be destroyed? Why do people cling to life when they know they can't live forever? Think how meaningless each of your lives is!" - Kefka, Final Fantasy III

Tamerai koso osore koso ga yamiyo o tsukuru
Ichibyo sae inochi tori no kiwadoi shoubu
Ore no naka ni senshi no chi ga nagareru kagiri
Ore wa chiranai
(Hesitation and fear make the darkness, Risky battle for even one second is fatal to my life. I will not die. As long as the soldier's blood continues to flow in me)
- by Ishino Ryuuzou (aka Chang Wu Fei)

"Life.. Dreams... Hope... Where'd they come from? ...And where are they headed? These things... I am going to destroy!" - Kefka,(who I think is the best villain) Final Fantasy III

"Why not? I don't have anything to lose but my life. . .and I got that for free!" - Setzer Final Fantasy III

The Last Battle FFVI (one of the best games of all time)
Kefka: Welcome, friends! I knew you'd make it here, so I've prepared some suitable entertainment for you!
Everyone: How long are you going to let the destruction continue?
Kefka: I've tapped into the ultimate power. Observe...!
(Kefka levitates a party member)
Kefka: Such magnificent power! You are like insects to me!
(Kefka lifts a second party member into the air)
Kefka: I will exterminate everyone, and everything!
Everyone: People will keep rebuilding the things you take from them.
Kefka: Then I'll destroy those too.
Why do people rebuild things they know are going to be destroyed?
Why do people cling to life when they know they can't live forever?
Think how meaningless each of your lives is!
Terra: It's not the net result of one's life that is important.
It's the day-to-day concerns, the personal victories, and the celebration of life...and love!
It's enough if people are able to experience the joy that each day can bring!
Kefka: And have you found your "joy", in this nearly dead world of ours?
Terra: Yes!
Terra: I know what love is...!
Locke: And I have learned to celebrate life... and the living.
Cyan: My family lives on inside of me.
Edgar: It is my dream to build a kingdom in which I can guarantee Freedom, and dignity.
Sabin: I have come to experience anew the love of my brother!
Celes: I've met someone who can accept me for what I am.
Strago: I have a special little Granddaughter.
Relm: And I have a brave Grandpa who'll stand by me through it all.
Setzer: My friend's airship... and her love!
Mog: I have my friends here!
Shadow: I know what friendship is... and family...
Gau: You my friends! Me uwaooo all of you!
Kefka: This is sickening...You sound like chapters from a self-help booklet! Prepare yourselves!

Dracula: It was not by my hand that I am once again given flesh. I was called here by humans, who wish to pay me tribute.
Richter: Tribute?!?! You steal men's souls, and make them your slaves!
Dracula: Perhaps the same could be said of all religions... - Richter Belmont and Dracula at the end of Castlevania, Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night

"Don't blame me. Blame yourself or God." - Delita v, Final Fantasy Tactics

"Living true to your heart is the warrior's way..." - Balbanes, Final Fantasy Tactics

"If you have the power to destroy the world...then you have to take responsibility for the world...don't you?" - Illusion of Ryu, Breath of Fire III

"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." - The Bible

"Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue." - Francis Bacon,

"We may convince others by our arguments, but we can only persuade them by their own." - Joseph Joubert

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun." - Pablo Picasso

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens." - Carl Gustav Jung

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop, Fables

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity." - George Bernard Shaw, The Devil's Disciple

"These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it." - Charles Barkley

"To be or not to be, that is the question. These discs I hold, are they a record of what will be, or only of what may? For if the future is indeed immutably foretold, then my demise is but moments from their confirmation, for I cannot live if not the master of my fate. But, if the future can be changed, if these discs record merely one path of all the myriad ways the cosmos might conform, then their power is infinite, and yet still limited. For they could be used but once, and in that change be rendered fiction forevermore. I could destroy them! But, no. That would be a coward's answer. I will know the truth instead. Then 'twill be either them or me that face oblivion." - dinobot, beast wars

The last star fighter
Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against incredible odds.

Kodan Officer: What do we do?
Kril: We die.

Grig: Death is a primitive concept; I prefer to think of them as battling evil - in another dimension!

Alex: One gunstar? Against the whole armada? It'll be a slaughter!
Grig: That's the spirit!
Alex: No, MY slaughter!

Alex: Terrific. I'm about to get killed a million miles from nowhere with a gung-ho iguana who tells me to relax!

The Fifth Element

Zorg to Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel: Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder, and chaos.

Leeloo: Everything you create, you use to destroy.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, we call it human nature.

"Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another." - Charles Caleb Colton

"If we could get to know all the consequences of our actions history would be nothing but an idyllic and constant harmony of free wills, or the infallible unfolding of a rational design. We would then always act rationally, that is, we would not act at all, since we would simply follow a pre-established and sterile pattern. But then we would not be free. We are free, however, and this means literally that we do not know what we are doing." - Nicola Chiaromonte

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." - Arthur Ashe 1943-1993 Tennis champion

"Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes react differently, that's all." - Cus D'Amato

"He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

"Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference." - David Oxberg

"Wit is educated insolence." - Aristotle

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves more. 'Now thyself' is more important than 'Know thyself.' Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere out there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of the future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." - Mel Brooks

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I address you tonight, not as the president of the United States, not as the leader of a country, but as a citizen of humanity. We are faced with the very gravest of challenges. The Bible calls this day Armageddon - the end of all things. And yet, for the first time in the history of the planet, a species has the technology to prevent its own extinction. All of you praying with us need to know that everything that can be done to prevent this disaster has been found and researched. The human thirst for excellence, knowledge, every step of the ladder of science, every adventurous reach into space, all of our combined modern technologies and imaginations, even the wars that we've fought, have provided us with the tools to wage this terrible battle. Through all the chaos, through all the wrongs and discord, through all the pain and suffering, through all of our lives, there is one thing that may nurse our souls and elevate our species above its origin, and that is our courage. The dreams of this entire planet are focused tonight on those 14 brave souls traveling into the heavens. May we all, citizens all over, see this event through. Godspeed and good luck to you." - U.S. President from Armageddon

"If today is the first day of the rest of your life, what the hell was yesterday?" - in a fortune cookie?

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you." - Elbert Hubbard

"WARNING: Humor may be hazardous to your illness." - Ellie Katz

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute That's relativity." - Albert Einstein

"If you can't make it good, at least make it look good." - Bill Gates

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

"In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind....that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed with our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps, it's fate, today is the fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression or persecution. But from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live...to exist. Should we win today, the fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday. But as the day when the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night...we will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today, we celebrate our independence day!’" - President Whitmore, from ID4

"A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong." - Thomas Szasz

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." - Charles Dickens

"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident." - Charles Lamb, "Table Talk"

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Benjamin Franklin

"Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing before all the world." - La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

"We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them." - Warren Bennis

"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time." - Gordie Howe

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice." - Ben Johnson

"Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that." - Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

"It's just as important to understand that accepting self responsibility for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people-these are heroic acts. "Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives. you don't have to get into a giant laser-sword fight and blow up three spaceships to become a hero." - George Lucas

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them." - Mark Twain

"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Is life a multiple choice test or is it a true or false test?" Then a voice comes to me out of the dark, and says, "We hate to tell you this, but life is a thousand word essay." - Charlie Brown from Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies. Tell her: "Kath, you just go right ahead and do what you feel is right." Unless you actually care for her, in which case you must see to it that she has no male contact whatsoever. - Bruce Jay Friedman

"Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals." - Cynthia Heimel

"It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best." - E.R. Bulwer-Lytton

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure - Ecclesiastics 6:14

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, adapted

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. - Epicurus, 3rd century BCE

"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it." - Edgar Watson Howe

"I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,...they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights." - Oscar Levant

"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends." - "It's a Wonderful Life"

"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that." - Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web" (by E. B. White)

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. - Dale Carnegie

Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight. - Phyllis Diller

Always, By Irving Berlin
I'll be loving you always
With a love that’s true always
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand
I will understand always, always
Days may not be fair always
That’s just when I'll be there, always
Not for just an hour
Not for just a day
Not for just a year
But always.

They say there are no more heroes anymore, But they're there. walk down any street and you will find them. the mothers who work the fathers who strive, the children who over come. They are not larger then life, but they are larger then their own lives. Their names aren't famous, but their virtues are. Hard work common sense. An unshakable belief in them selves. If you're looking for a hero, Look around. - Anonymous

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." - Erica Jong

"Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves." - Walter Anderson

"Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?" - Frank Moore Cobly, The Colby Essays

"The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success." - Michael Korda

"We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play." - Heraclitus

"No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you're lost; Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high." - Harriet Du Autermont

"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." - Tryon Edwards