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In a way, it's nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you're walking away from a bus that's just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it's raining on top of everything else, most people might think that's just really bad luck; when you're a half-blood, you understand that some devine force is really trying to mess up your day.
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
The only thing we're allowed to believe is that we won't regret the choice we made.
Hajime Isayama
The world is merciless, and it's also very beautiful.
Hajime Isayama
If I can't do it. . . I'll just die. But if I win, I live. If I don't fight, I can't win.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
You can't change anything unless you can discard part of yourself too. To surpass monsters, you must be willing to abandon your humanity - Armin Arlet
Hajime Isayama
On that day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the Titans and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1))
And, whoa!" He turned to Mr.D. "Your the wine dude? No way!" Mr.D turned hi eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. "The wine dude?" "Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I've got your figurine!" "My figurine." "In my game, Mythomagic. And holofoil card, too! And even though you've only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks your the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!" "Ah." Mr.D seemed truly perplexed, which probably saved my life. "Well, that's...gratifying.
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
Once I’m dead, I won’t even be able to remember you. So I’ll win, no matter what. I’ll live, no matter what!
Hajime Isayama
A good person? Well… I don’t really like that term. Because to me, it just seems to mean someone who’s good for you. And I don’t think there’s any one person who’s good for everyone." --Armin Arlert
Hajime Isayama
When we're born. . . All of us. . . Are free. People who reject that, no matter how strong they are. . . Don't matter.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 4 (Attack on Titan, #4))
If you win, you live. If you lose, you die. If you don’t fight, you can’t win!
Eren Yaeger
The difference in judgement between you and me originates from different rules derived from past experience.
Hajime Isayama
We're going to explore the outside world someday, right? Far beyond these walls, there's flaming water, land made of ice, and fields of sand spread wide. It's the world my parents wanted to go to.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
Tatakae!
Hajime Isayama
Every last person I've seen was the same way. Whether it was booze, women or even God. Family, the king, dreams, children, power... They couldn't keep going unless they were drunk on something. They were all slaves to something.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 17 [Shingeki no Kyojin 17] (Attack on Titan, #17))
Levi: I thought I heard dirt moving around in the shape of an idiot. So it was you?
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan: Junior High Omnibus, Vol. 2)
At that moment... I was utterly confused. I've never heard about Titans killing their own kind. Then I was slightly exalted. Because what I was looking at felt like the reification of mankind's anger.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
Channel the anger swelling inside you Fighting the boundary 'till you break through Deep in your soul there's no hesitation So make yourself the one they all fear There is a wild fire inside you Burning desire you can't extinguish Your crimson arrow Rips through the twilight This is the moment for war!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1))
As for me, I did the stupidest thing in my life, which is saying a lot. I attacked the Titan Lord Atlas.
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
A person who cannot give up anything, can change nothing.
Armin Arlet
There's something I firmly believe in: the people who have the ability to change something in this world. All, without exception, have guts to abandon things important to them if they have to. They are those who even abandon their humanity if they're pressed hard to outdo monsters. People who can't throw away something important can never hope to change anything!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 6 (Attack on Titan, #6))
I'm sorry Eren. . . I can't. . . Give up. If I die now. . . I won't even be able to remember you. So no matter what. . . I'm going to win! Whatever I have to do, I'm going to live!!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
Believe in yourself... or believe in me and them... the Survey Corps. I don't know the answer. I never have. Whether you trust in your own strength... or trust in the choies made by reliable comrades. No one knows what the outcome will be. So as much as you can... choose whatever you'll regret the least.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 6 (Attack on Titan, #6))
THERE'S NOTHING FURTHER REMOVED FROM FREEDOM THAN IGNORANCE.
Hajime Isayama
To endure becoming a monster you have to discard your humanity.
armin arlert
What's so good about giving up? Is it better to escape from reality, to the point where you're throwing away your hope?
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #1)
You know personally, I think nothing instills discipline like pain.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 4 (Attack on Titan, #4))
Bianca di Angelo shivered. "That explains Nico, you remember last summer, those guys who tried to attack us in the alley in DC?" "And that bus driver," Nico said. "The one with the ram's horns. I *told* you that was real.
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
Some were filled with pride. Some were filled with hope. Some were filled rage. But all of them screamed
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 18 [Shingeki no Kyojin 18] (Attack on Titan, #18))
Once I’m dead, I won’t even be able to remember you. So I’ll win, no matter what. I’ll live, no matter what!
Mikasa Ackerman
I wanna know what's going on out there. I'd hate to live my entire life inside the walls as an ignorant!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1))
We will die here and trust the meaning of our lives to the next generation.. That is the sole way we can rebel against this cruel world !
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 20 [Shingeki no Kyojin 20] (Attack on Titan, #20))
I imagined having that bronzed dragon in our fight against the Titan lord Kronos. His monsters would think twice about attacking camp if they have to face that thing. On the other hand, if the dragon decided to go berserk again and attack the campers-that would pretty much stink.
Rick Riordan (The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians))
I tried explaining to Blackjack that taking a flying horse to a donut shop would give every cop in there a heart attack, but he didn’t seem to get it.
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
On that day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the titans, and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls.
Eren Jaeger
To raise above monsters, we have to abandon our humanity. When we fight, we become fire with fire.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #1)
I wasn't free... I realized that I had been living in a birdcage all that time .. The world was so big but the'd forced me into a tiny cage
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 18 [Shingeki no Kyojin 18] (Attack on Titan, #18))
You couldn't save your mom because you weren't strong enough to do so. As for me, I couldn't stand and face the titan because I simply didn't have the courage! Forgive me... Forgive me.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1))
I had a dream about you last night. We started a shoe company, and a competitor (probably someone from Nike) attacked you, so I had to stab them in the throat with a shoelace. I guess it would have been better to use that shoelace to strangle them. 

Jarod Kintz (The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.)
Do you know why average men can live out thire lives and die without accoplishing anything ? First off, because they lack imagination ..They never find anything more valuable than thier own lives .So they lived and die , shamelessly creating nothing but shit ..
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 18 [Shingeki no Kyojin 18] (Attack on Titan, #18))
One exits... Another enters. The stage always needs someone in this role... When one actor leaves... Another one jumps in and takes his place. The world will always have people like us. Break a leg, Hange.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #56)
I'll kill them all! I'll wipe every one of them...off the face of this earth!"~Eren Yeager's bow to kill all the titans from Hajime Isayama's Attack on titan "To become Hokage is my dream!"~Uzumaki Naruto from Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto "It's meaningless to just live. It's meaningless to just fight. I want to win."~Ichigo Kurosaki from Tite Kubo's Bleach
Hajime Isayama Masashi Kishimoto Tite Kubo
To endure becoming a monster you have to dicard your humanity
Armie
If you win, you live, if you lose, you die. If you don't fight, you can't win.
Hanjme Isayama
One must never prioritize their own gain over humanities survival.
Erwin Smith
Humanity's first defeat will come only when we stop fighting. As long as we keep fighting, we haven't lost.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #9)
To raise above monsters, we have to abandon our humanity. When we fight, we become fire with fire.
Armin alert
Erwin. I... didn't pick you... and I have no regrets about that. About entrusting the future... to that kid who had the same look in his eyes as you.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 34 [Shingeki no Kyojin 34] (Attack on Titan, #34))
but everyone is burdened by certain something and they plunge headfirst into hell. In most cases that something is not their own will, usually it is their environment's or other people's expectations, and that leaves them no choice. however, but the hell those who choose to burden themselves see is different, on the other side of the hell they can see something. that thing they see might be hope or it could be just another hell. But you will never know, unless you keep moving forward.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #97)
It's true... I did see everything on the other side of the ocean as my enemy. Then... I crossed it. I slept under the same roof as my enemies. And I ate the same food as them. Reiner... I'm the same as you. Sure, there were people who pissed me off. But there are good people too. Past the ocean... Inside the Walls... We are all the same.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #100)
It doesn't matter how cruel the world is. Fight!!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 4 (Attack on Titan, #4))
Here forever Rest peacefully My most beloved My dear 854
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #139)
Human perfection and technical perfection are incompatible. If we strive for one, we must sacrifice the other: there is, in any case, a parting of the ways. Whoever realises this will do cleaner work one way or the other. Technical perfection strives towards the calculable, human perfection towards the incalculable. Perfect mechanisms - around which, therefore, stands an uncanny but fascinating halo of brilliance - evoke both fear and Titanic pride which will be humbled not by insight but only by catastrophe. The fear and enthusiasm we experience at the sight of perfect mechanisms are in exact contrast to the happiness we feel at the sight of a perfect work of art. We sense an attack on our integrity, on our wholeness. That arms and legs are lost or harmed is not yet the greatest danger.
Ernst Jünger (The Glass Bees)
I know that people like you exist. I respect that. Going against the flow, it takes a lot of courage. Maybe people who can do it are just stupid, but what I'm sure of is that people like that are rare. So you can't call them common. You can't call them normal either. People like you get called special. So what should you call people like us then? People who put their own interests ahead of others? People who go along with it when they see injustice? What do you call them? Worthless or evil? I do think we're worthless and we're definitely evil, but doesn't that just make us regular people? So even if I'm the kind of weak person who gets swept along with the flow, I just want you to think of me as human, that's all.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 10 [Shingeki no Kyojin 10] (Attack on Titan, #10))
For your little sister, who was eaten by dogs... Isn't it to get revenge? For your comrades from the restoration, for Dina, for Kruger, we need to keep moving forward to avenge them. Even if you die. Even after you die. This is the story... that you started.
Eren Jaeger
You’ve been drinking. Let’s go before I become the asshole prick you think I am.
Cristin Harber (Hart Attack (Titan, #5))
live for your own sake
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #10)
Why... did I choose *this*?! I might've been able to save them... I left them to die! I... I... That's it... It's because... I wanted... something new to rely on... something to believe in... like I did when I was with them... I'm sick of... being treated like a monster. I've had enough... of being shunned... So... I just wanted to think... that I should believe in my comrades... because it's easier that way...
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 6 (Attack on Titan, #6))
Petra Ral, 10 kills, 48 assists. Oluo Bozado, 39 kills, 9 assists. Eld Jinn, 14 kills, 32 assists. Gunther Schultz, 7 kills, 40 assists. "Come back home alive, and you're a full-fledged member," is the common view in the Survey Corps... but *those people* have lived through hell again and again, producing results all the way. They've learned how to live... When facing a titan, you never know enough. Think all you want. A lot of the time, you're going into a situation you know nothing about. So what you need is to be quick to act... and make tough decisions in worst-case scenarios. Still, that doesn't mean they've got no heart. Even when they had their weapons pointed at you, they had strong feelings. However... they have no regrets.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 6 (Attack on Titan, #6))
I haven't lived an especially long life but there's one thing I'm sure of. The people capable of changing things are the ones who can throw away everything dear to them. They can leave behind their humanity when forced to face down monsters. Someone who can't throw anything away will never be able to change anything.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #7)
I am strong... Extra-ordinarily so much more than you guys! Therefore, I am perfectly capable of kicking those titan scumbags' collective ass including on my own if I have to. Are you all such a bunch incompetents? You gutless spineless cowards. You just stay there and watch in helpless envy. Yeah, you do that. If it is (impossible), then I'll die... It's just that simple. But if I win, I get to live. You don't stand a single chance to win unless you fight.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
There’s no other way to look at you. You’re the definition of beauty.
Cristin Harber (Hart Attack (Titan, #5))
Is that a new village?...I guess I'll never be able to go back home.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 10 [Shingeki no Kyojin 10] (Attack on Titan, #10))
what a beautiful day it is...if only i realized that sooner. well, with all the killing i have done...that's asking too much
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #34)
This world is a cruel place cruel and beautiful...
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
Was that a joke right there, Armin? Man, you’re lame! That was great!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #8)
No, I don’t want that. Mikasa finding another man. I want her to think about me and no one else for the rest of my life! Even after I die... I want to be at the front of her mind for a while. Ten years at least. -Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)
Hajime Isayama
Each of the nine Titans has a name. That includes the one you're about to inherit from me. In every Era, this Titan has always moved ahead, seeking freedom. It has fought on for freedom. Its name is the Attack Titan.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #22)
We're born free. All of us. Free. Some don't believe it, some try to take it away. To hell with them! Water like fire, mountains of ice, the whole bit. Lay your eyes on that, and you'll know what freedom is, that it's worth fighting for! Fight to live, risk it all for even a glimmer of real freedom! It doesn't matter what's waiting outside the gate, or what comes in! It doesn't matter how cruel the world can be, or how unjust! Fight. Fight. Fight. FIGHT! FIGHT!!!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #4)
Before Beth could warn the dude of the danger, Nicola elbowed him with that special touch of hers. His cheeks puffed out, his brow dropped down, and he doubled over. Not turning her head, she gave Beth a roll of her eyes. “I tried to say ‘go away’ politely.
Cristin Harber (Hart Attack (Titan, #5))
He attacked me, so I had to slit his throat with a steak knife. But not before I splashed Worcestershire sauce all over it.
Jarod Kintz (The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.)
If only he really knew how messy my head was sometimes. That attack last night? Just the tip of a Titanic-sized fuckedup iceberg.
Jennifer L. Armentrout (Scorched (Frigid, #2))
Tell me... What's so good about giving up?/ Is it better to escape reality, to the point where you're throwing away your hope?
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #1)
You know what I hate most in this world? People who aren't free. They're no more than cattle.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #112)
The only truth in this world is that there is no truth. Anyone can become God or the Devil, all it takes is for people to believe it.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #88)
Annabeth decided the monsters wouldn’t kill her. Neither would the poisonous atmosphere, nor the treacherous landscape with its pits, cliffs and jagged rocks. Nope. Most likely she would die from an overload of weirdness that would make her brain explode. First, she and Percy had had to drink fire to stay alive. Then they were attacked by a gaggle of vampires, led by a cheerleader Annabeth had killed two years ago. Finally, they were rescued by a Titan janitor named Bob who had Einstein hair, silver eyes and wicked broom skills. Sure. Why not?
Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, #4))
First, she and Percy had had to drink fire to stay alive. Then they were attacked by a gaggle of vampires, led by a cheerleader Annabeth had killed two years ago. Finally, they were rescued by a Titan janitor named Bob who had Einstein hair, silver eyes, and wicked broom skills.
Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, #4))
And the secrets of the Titan II had recently been compromised. Christopher M. Cooke, a young deputy commander at a Titan II complex in Kansas, had been arrested after making three unauthorized visits and multiple phone calls to the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. Inexplicably, Cooke had been allowed to serve as a Titan II officer on alerts for five months after his first contact with the Soviet embassy was detected. An Air Force memo later said the information that Cooke gave the Soviets—about launch codes, attack options, and the missile’s vulnerabilities—was “a major security breach . . . the worst perhaps in the history of the Air Force.
Eric Schlosser (Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety)
And, whoa!” He looked at Mr. D. “You’re the wine dude? No way!” Mr. D turned his eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. “The wine dude?” “Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I’ve got your figurine.” “My figurine.” “In my game, Mythomagic. And a holofoil card, too! And even though you’ve only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks you’re the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!” “Ah.” Mr. D seemed truly perplexed, which probably saved my life. “Well, that’s…gratifying.” “Percy,” Chiron said quickly, “you and Thalia go down to the cabins. Inform the campers we’ll be playing capture the flag tomorrow evening.” “Capture the flag?” I asked. “But we don’t have enough—” “It is a tradition,” Chiron said. “A friendly match, whenever the Hunters visit.” “Yeah,” Thalia muttered. “I bet it’s real friendly.” Chiron jerked his head toward Mr. D, who was still frowning as Nico talked about how many defense points all the gods had in his game. “Run along now,” Chiron told us. “Oh, right,” Thalia said. “Come on, Percy.” She hauled me out of the Big House before Dionysus could remember that he wanted to kill me.
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
got around to explaining how the shield he'd made me last summer had been damaged in the manticore attack. "Yay!" Tyson said. "That means it was good! It saved your life!
Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
Quel giorno, l'umanità ricordò... il terrore di essere controllata da loro... l'umiliazione di vivere come uccelli in gabbia.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1))
Li annienterò! Li cancellerò da questo mondo... fino a quando non saranno tutti morti!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1))
Non posso riuscire a sopportare tutto questo... questo inferno. No... non è diventato l'inferno. Finora ho sempre frainteso tutto... questo mondo è sempre stato un inferno!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 2 (Attack on Titan, #2))
Noi uomini saremo sconfitti solo quando smetteremmo di lottare. Fino a quando combatteremo non ci sarà alcuna disfatta.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 9 [Shingeki no Kyojin 9] (Attack on Titan, #9))
Non importa se sei debole, perché ci saranno sempre persone pronte ad aiutarti. Forse non le incontrerai subito... tuttavia, devi correre fino a quando non le troverai!
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 9 [Shingeki no Kyojin 9] (Attack on Titan, #9))
I tried explaining to Blackjack that taking a flying horse through the drive-thru would give every cop in the doughnut shop a heart attack, but he didn’t seem to get it.
Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))
Want to know how to tell a good lie? Mix in a little bit of truth from time to time.
Hajime Isayama
All of us exist because someone meant for us to exist. Even the subjects of Ymir.
Hajime Isayama
There weren’t any devils on this island…no…just humans.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 29 [Shingeki no Kyojin 29] (Attack on Titan, #29))
Your booty call embargo will remain intact.
Cristin Harber (Hart Attack (Titan, #5))
See you later, Eren.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 34 [Shingeki no Kyojin 34] (Attack on Titan, #34))
Thank you.. for wrapping this scarf.. around me, Eren.. -Mikasa Ackerman
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 34 [Shingeki no Kyojin 34] (Attack on Titan, #34))
Io non so a cosa credere. Non l'ho mai saputo. Credere in te stesso... credere nei propri compagni... nessuno può sapere il risultato di quella decisione. Perciò, scegli qualcosa di cui non ti pentirai.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 6 (Attack on Titan, #6))
Every nation on Earth was attacked. Earth’s casualties were 461 killed, 223 wounded, none captured, and 216 missing. Mars’ casualties were 149,315 killed, 446 wounded, 11 captured, and 46,634 missing. At the end of the war, every Martian had been killed, wounded, captured, or been found missing. Not a soul was left on Mars. Not a building was left standing on Mars. The last waves of Martians to attack Earth were,-to the horror of the Earthlings who pot-shotted them, old men, women, and a few little children. The
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (The Sirens of Titan)
Desde el momento en que nacemos, todos nosotros...somos libres. Rechazar eso, incluso si no eres lo suficientemente fuerte, no es algo que piense hacer. Incluso la brillante agua, o las vastas tierras de hielo...todo está bien. Para poder ver lo que sigue más adelante. Está en mis manos ser libre. Lucha. Una vida utilizada para eso es algo de lo que no me arrepentiré. No importa cómo de terrorífico pueda ser el mundo, eso es algo que no me importa. No importa que tan cruel sea el mundo, es algo que no me preocupa. ¡Lucha!, ¡¡Lucha!!, ¡¡LUCHA!!
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Vol. 4 (Attack on Titan, #4))
Questo è un messaggio rivolto a tutti soldati e all’aviazione di questa roccaforte. Questo è l’ultimo baluardo dell’umanità. Vi stiamo caricando di un enorme fardello, ma qualunque cosa accada, sappiate che non si tratta solo di una vostra responsabilità. La colpa è di tutti noi adulti. Abbiamo usato l’odio; lo abbiamo fatto crescere, abbiamo creduto che ci avrebbe salvato. Abbiamo scaricato tutti i nostri problemi sull’“isola dei demoni” e come risultato, è nato quel mostro. Ed è venuto a restituirci tutto il rancore che gli abbiamo riversato contro.
Hajime Isayama (進撃の巨人 33 [Shingeki no Kyojin 33] (Attack on Titan, #33))
irritatingly moralistic. Democratic globalism sees as the engine of history not the will to power but the will to freedom. And while it has been attacked as a dreamy, idealistic innovation, its inspiration comes from the Truman Doctrine of 1947, the Kennedy inaugural of 1961, and Reagan’s “evil empire” speech of 1983. They all sought to recast a struggle for power between two geopolitical titans into a struggle between freedom and unfreedom, and yes, good and evil. Which is why the Truman Doctrine was heavily criticized by realists like Hans Morgenthau and George Kennan—and Reagan was vilified by the entire foreign policy establishment for the sin of ideologizing the Cold War by injecting a moral overlay. That was then. Today, post-9/11, we find ourselves in a similar existential struggle but with a different enemy: not Soviet communism, but Arab-Islamic totalitarianism, both secular and religious. Bush and Blair are similarly attacked for naïvely and crudely casting this struggle as one of freedom versus unfreedom, good versus evil. Now, given the way not just freedom but human decency were suppressed in both Afghanistan and Iraq, the two major battles of this new war, you would have to give Bush and Blair’s moral claims the decided advantage of being obviously true. Nonetheless, something can be true and still be dangerous. Many people are deeply uneasy with the Bush-Blair doctrine—many conservatives in particular. When Blair declares in his address to Congress: “The spread of freedom is … our last line of defense and our first line of attack,” they see a dangerously expansive, aggressively utopian foreign policy. In short, they see Woodrow Wilson. Now, to a conservative, Woodrow Wilson is fightin’ words. Yes, this vision is expansive and perhaps utopian. But it ain’t Wilsonian. Wilson envisioned the spread of democratic values through as-yet-to-be invented international institutions. He could be forgiven for that. In 1918, there was no way to know how utterly corrupt and useless those international institutions would turn out to be. Eight decades of bitter experience later—with Libya chairing the UN Commission on Human Rights—there is no way not to know. Democratic globalism is not Wilsonian. Its attractiveness is precisely that it shares realism’s insights about the centrality of power. Its attractiveness is precisely that it has appropriate contempt for the fictional legalisms of liberal internationalism. Moreover, democratic globalism is an improvement over realism. What it can teach realism is that the spread of democracy is not just an end but a means, an indispensable means for securing American interests. The reason is simple. Democracies are inherently more friendly to the United States, less belligerent to their neighbors and generally more inclined to peace. Realists are right that to protect your interests you often have to go around the world bashing bad guys over the head. But that technique, no matter how satisfying, has its limits. At some point, you have to implant something, something organic and self-developing. And that something is democracy. But where? V. DEMOCRATIC REALISM The danger of democratic globalism is its universalism, its open-ended commitment to human freedom, its temptation to plant the flag of democracy everywhere. It must learn to say no. And indeed, it does say no. But when it says no to Liberia, or Congo, or Burma, or countenances alliances with authoritarian rulers in places like Pakistan
Charles Krauthammer (Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics)
Others felt that their question had already been answered in the minds of other group members, and if they asked the question, it would be considered a dumb question, and they would be put down as being stupid or not going along with the group. Because people did not ask questions, people lost lives when the Titanic sank, when the Challenger crashed, when President Kennedy authorized a covert attack on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba.
Michael J. Marquardt (Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask)
A única coisa que podemos fazer é acreditar que não vamos nos arrepender da escolha que fizemos.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #1)
Woodrow Wilson’s administration knew the Germans’ U-boat policy and was already warning Germany not to target civilian ships, and on May 1, the very day that passengers were boarding the Lusitania on its trip back across the Atlantic, the president told Americans that "no warning that an unlawful and inhumane act will be committed" could justify actually conducting the attack.
Charles River Editors (The Titanic and the Lusitania: The Controversial History of the 20th Century’s Most Famous Maritime Disasters)