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In war, best know what enemies are around you in your own camp, before you step out to face the foe and wonder why you do so alone.
The Tactica Imperialis, Warhammer 40,000

If we mean our future guardians to regard the habit of quarrelling among themselves as of all things the basest, should any word be said to them of the wars in heaven, and of the plots and fightings of the gods against one another, for they are not true. No, we shall never mention the battles of the giants, or let them be embroidered on garments; and we shall be silent about the innumerable other quarrels of gods and heroes with their friends and relatives.
Plato, The Republic

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We were for centuries
Downtrodden and derided
Because we were not one people
Because we were divided.
Il Canto degli Italiani, Italian national anthem.

"It's not going to be the Sh'daar that defeat us. Or their client races. It's going to be the damned Confed politics."
Rear Admiral Alexander Koenig, Star Carrier: Earth Strike

"This is exactly what the Founders want! Klingon against Cardassian! Federation against Klingon! The more we fight each other, the weaker we'll get, and the less chance we have against the Dominion!"
Captain Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "The Way of the Warrior"

Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall

“There is a reason ISIL still want to appear so powerful, why they don’t want to acknowledge that the land they control has been taken from weak enemies, that they are pinned down by airstrikes, or that just last weekend they lost a significant part of their territory. ISIL don’t want you to know they would quickly be crushed if they ever faced a proper army on a battlefield.

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They want you to fear them. They want you to get angry. They want all of us to become hostile, and here is why – ISIL’s strategy is to split the world into two camps. It is that black and white. Again, we know this because they told us.”
Waleed Aly, in response to the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

The three siblings have a choice: battle the sleeping horrors ready to engulf the world or toil on in the struggle to define those who rule and those who are ruled. The children of the Eye and Pyramid so long to rein, and diabolic rumours follow them like a fouled cloak. Yet despite these ambitions, they have no intention of giving their planet to monsters. Perhaps they will fight back the darkness, and find a tidy profit in it.
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Robert: "Which number is greater, five or one?"
Cersei: "... Five."
Robert: [Raises an open palm] "Five." [Raises a closed fist] "One. One army, a real army, united under one leader with one purpose... Our purpose died with the Mad King. Now there're as many armies as there're men with gold in their purses, and everyone wants something different."


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