The world's best swordsman doesn't fear the second best; he fears the worst swordsman, because he can't predict what the idiot will do.

— David Weber

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I want manned spaceflight, not just back to the Moon, but beyond that.

And I want my daughters and my son to have their own July 20, 1969, to remember. Apollo 11 didn't give us wings; it only showed us how far the wings we had would take us.

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It hadn't really percolated through my brain that I was going to see real, live TV from the surface of the Moon, and boy, oh, boy, had that Saturn V launch been exciting! And then, there it was - late at night, sitting up, watching, and there was Neil Armstrong actually standing on the surface of the Moon.

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Henke sensed her terrifying aptitude for destruction as never before.

Henke had feared for her sanity; now she knew the truth was almost worse than that. Honor wasn't insane - she simply didn't care. She'd lost not only her sense of balance but any desire to regain it.

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Son, you'll know you're in love when a woman's voice settles into your spine.

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She didn't know a lot about politics – yet – but she'd learned enough in her history classes to know politics could always be counted on to make a bad situation worse.

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I think it's like that for people who don't remember 1969 first-hand.

It's that sense of 'old hat.' Of 'been there, done that.' Space shuttles, space stations, communications satellites, GPS - they're all part of our everyday, taken-for-granted world in 2009, not part of an incredible odyssey.

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All men begin as good men. What they are taught as children, what is expected of them as young men, is either the armor about that goodness or the flaw that allows evil in.

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Oh, bother!,” said Pooh, as Piglet came back from the dead.

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Giving orders you know won't be obeyed is one of the best ways I know to destroy your own authority.

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Spies could be invaluable in peacetime, once the fighting actually started, their value dropped steeply. When the swords were out, it was the information your own scouts provided that mattered, not reports from unknown people whose veracity you couldn't prove.

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We will maintain heading until he's committed, then I want a hardskew-turn to starboard. As hard as you can make it, Chief. I want our starboard broadside on him as he passes below us, and then I want to cut down across his stern and stick it right up his kilt. Clear? (Honor Harrington)

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My duty is not affected by what others may or may not do to discharge their own.

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About David Weber

Quotes 18 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 24, 1952

God, I love the "fine morality" of the wealthy and powerful.

You'll spill tears over your own, in a heartbeat. And then never even look twice at people below you, whose very lives are ground under every day, day after day, year after year.

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It was rumored she held grudges till they died of old age, then had them stuffed and mounted.

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Your Grace," she said, "I have only one question. Do you wish this man crippled, or dead?

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Vegtables, what food eats before it becomes food.

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I suppose I ought to think up some dramatic, quotable phrase for Public Information and the history books, but I'm damned if any of them come to mind. Besides, admitting the truth wouldn't sound too good. The truth, Russell, is that now the moment's here, I'm scared shitless. Somehow I don't think even Public Information could turn that into good copy.

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