"Sinful? Corrupt? I don't understand your logic. Why must pleasure and sin be connected? Pleasure gotten through evil means could be a sin. But pleasure can also result from good deeds. What kind of philosophy calls pleasure itself a sin? " - Gil, fate
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle.
“And overpowered by memory
Both men gave way to grief. Priam wept freely
For man - killing Hector, throbbing, crouching
Before Achilles' feet as Achilles wept himself,
Now for his father, now for Patroclus once again
And their sobbing rose and fell throughout the house. "
- Homer's Iliad
"It's in our nature to want to rise above our limits. We were cold, so we harnessed fire. We were weak, so we invented tools. Every time we met an obstacle, we used creativity and ingenuity to overcome it. The cycle is inevitable... but will the outcome always be good?" - Adam Jensen, Deus Ex HR.
"When your enemies defy you, you must serve them steel and fire. When they go to their knees, however, you must help them back to their feet. Elsewise, no man will ever bend the knee to you. And any man who must say ‘I am the king’ is no true king at all. Aerys never understood that, but you will. When I’ve won your war for you, we will restore the king’s peace and the king’s justice." - Tywin Lannister, ASOIAF/GOT.
"Ideals never become reality without sacrifices...Sacrifices only a few could ever countenance." - Arvis Velthomer, FE Genealogy of the Holy War.
"The things we can't obtain are the most beautiful ones." - Gil, fate