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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.

Stephen E. Ambrose

도둑조차도 선악의 기준이 있다. (Even thieves have their standard of good and evil.)

Korean Proverb, 한국 속담

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.

Tom Clancy

인생에서 단순하고 소박한 아름다움을 하나씩 찾아 모으며 나날을 보내는 것 외에 그 어느 것도 바라지 않은 사람이야말로 더없이 행복한 사람이다. (That man is happiest who lives from day to day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of a life.)

Korean Proverb, 한국속담

생각에 있어서 그러하듯, 행동에서 위대하라. (Be great in act, as you have been in thought.)

Korean Proverb, 한국속담

Until the millennium arrives and countries cease trying to enslave others, it will be necessary to accept one’s responsibilities and be willing to make sacrifices for one’s country – as my comrades did. As the troops used to say, “If the country is good enough to live in, it’s good enough to fight for.” With privilege goes responsibility.

Eugene B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa