I recommend enjoying the music in the video while reading these quotes.
“Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.”
"Far better is to have a stout heart always and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen."
“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”
“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."
"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
"Unity gives strength and assures success."
Haile Selassie I
"The skillful tactician may be likened to the [snake]. Strike at its head, and you will be attacked by its tail; strike at its tail, and you will be attacked by its head; strike at its middle, and you will be attacked by head and tail both. Asked if an army can be made to imitate the [snake], I should answer, Yes. For the men of Wu and the men of Yueh are enemies; yet if they are crossing a river in the same boat and are caught by a storm, they will come to each other's assistance just as the left hand helps the right."
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.”
"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome."
"I am making superhuman efforts to educate this people. When they have learnt to obey, they will believe what I tell them."
“No man is a man until he has been a soldier.”
Louis de Bernières
"Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it."
"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.”
“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time”
"We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity."
"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander."
“Traditional hedonism...was based on the direct experience of pleasure: wine, women and song; sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll; or whatever the local variant. The problem, from a capitalist perspective, is that there are inherent limits to all this. People become sated, bored...Modern self-illusory hedonism solves this dilemma because here, what one is really consuming are fantasies and day-dreams about what having a certain product would be like.”
"What we need is an enthusiastic but calm state of mind and intense but orderly work."
"Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."
George Bernard Shaw
"Pardon one offense and you encourage the commission of many"
"When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out."