“Reason, Ajencis writes, is the capacity to overcome unprecedented obstacles in the gratification of desire. What distinguishes man from beasts is man’s capacity to overcome infinite obstacles through reason.
But Ajencis has confused the accidental for the essential. Prior to the capacity to overcome infinite obstacles is the capacity to confront them. What defines man is not that he reasons, but that he prays.”
“Duty measures the distance between the animal and the divine.”
“If soot stains your tunic, dye it black. This is vengeance.”
“Ask the dead and they will tell you.
All roads are not equal.
Verily, even maps can sin.”
“There is morality and there is cowardice. The two are not to be confused, even though in appearance and effect they are so often the same.”