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“I prefer a criticism even if sharp from a single intelligent man to the ill-considered approval of the great masses.”
-Johannes Kepler

I am the bone of my sword
Steel is my body and fire is my blood
I have created over a thousand blades
Unknown to Death, Nor known to Life
Have withstood pain to create many weapons
Yet, those hands will never hold anything
So as I pray, unlimited blade works.

I am the bone of my sword
Steel is my body and fire is my blood
I have created over a thousand blades
Unaware of loss, Nor aware of gain
Withstood pain to create weapons, waiting for one’s arrival
I have no regrets. This is the only path
My whole life was unlimited blade works

Spirit and technique, flawless and firm
Our strength rips the mountains
Our swords split the water
Our names reach the imperial villa
The two of us cannot hold heavens together

Crane wings (Spirit and technique), without opening (flawless and firm)
Spirit and technique (Strength), reaching the mountain (pierce the mountain)
Spirit and technique (Sword), crossing the Yellow River (split the water)
Name (Fame), ending in a different heaven (reaching the imperial villa)
Two rivals / Two great men (We), sharing a life (cannot embrace heavens together)

Their bodies may return to ash, but their spirits still hear my call! These men are my legendary heroes – my loyal followers! They’re my true friends - breaking the rules of space and time to fight once more at my side!"
unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism - Norman Vincent Peale
"me, I'm on the side of the Angels............ but the Devil is my best friend"
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world

Do not be trapped by the need to achieve anything. This way, you achieve everything.
Power tends to isolate those who hold too much of it. Eventually, they lose touch with reality... and fall.
You do not take from this universe. It grants you what it will.
Paul Muad'dib
’Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.’”
Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders.
Law and Governance The Spacing Guild Manual
Most civilization is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame.
Do not count what you have lost. Count only what you still have.
Zensunni Sutra of the First Order
There are a million ways to ask the same question, and a million ways to answer it.
Cogitors: Fundamental Postulate
There are countless definitions and interpretations of a life well spent, and of the opposite. There are often widely divergent biographies of a particular person. The same individual can be either demon or saint, and even shades of both.
The Wisdom of Muad'Dib by the Princess Irulan
It is said that one can neither play nor hear the true beauty of music without first having experienced considerable pain. Alas, that may be why I find music to be so sweet.
Gurney Halleck, Unfinished Songs
"They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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