-Frank Herbert, Dune
There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies 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 Adama, Battlestar Galactica
It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.
We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?"
Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
-C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.