"Everyone wants to feel that he counts for something and is important to someone."
— John Maxwell (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
i was thinking to myself like maaan the brain is pretty amazing and then i realised it was my brain telling me to think that, what a cocky asshole.
(Source: meladoodle, via thelivingautomaton)
"Human beings may be miserable specimens in the main, but we can learn and, through learning, become decent people."
— Orson Scott Card (via rraisedtobestupid)
"Isn’t that what it means to be civilized? That you can wait to get what you want?"
— Orson Scott Card
The Shadow Quintet
(Via R. Koecher)
"He could see Bonzo’s anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender’s anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo’s was hot, and so it used him."
— Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
"I learned that history is shaped by the use of power."
— Introduction, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (via unchartedwatersbyjmam)
"I’m only fair-minded before and after battles."
— Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (via quillsandquotes)
"4358. “A regime that wraps itself in the flag of truth fears truth most of all, for if its story is falsified to the slightest degree, its authority is gone.”"
— Pathfinder, Card 318 (via bookquoter)
"When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn’t yet know that he needs your wisdom, you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man."
— Orson Scott Card (via dvnedain)
"…power will always end up with the sort of people who crave it…"
From “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card
"Humans make a machine, and then fool themselves into believing that their own brains are no better than the machines. This allows them to believe that their creation, the computer, is as brilliant as their own minds. But it’s a ridiculous self-deception. Computers aren’t even in the same league."
— Orson Scott Card
(Via Craig Taylor)
"No matter how smart or strong you are, there’s always somebody smarter or stronger, and when you run into somebody who’s stronger and smarter than anybody, you think, This is a god. This is perfection. But I can promise you that there’s somebody else somewhere else who’ll make your god look like a maggot by comparison. And somebody smarter or stronger or better in some way. So let me tell you what I think about gods. I think a real god is not going to be so scared or angry that he tries to keep other people down. […] A real god doesn’t care about control. A real god already has control of everything that needs controlling. Real gods would want to teach you how to be just like them."
— Xenocide/ Orson Scott Card (via zauber88)