Reinhard von Lohengramm quotes from Legend of the Galactic Heroes (newest)

Reinhard von Lohengramm: I don't believe that the absolute truth is necessary. I only need the power to freely accomplish my dreams.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: If the enemy had anyone with even a tenth of my intelligence, Iserlohn Fortress would have fallen into their hands decades ago.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Genes determine everything? What nonsense. Individuals are not responsible for their genes. Individuals are individuals. Family lines or genetics have nothing to do with the abilities of the individual. People who believe that genes decide everything are truly worthless people who can only do what they are told. People who boast of their ancestry have nothing that they can boast about in themselves. Those people are the ones that I truly disrespect.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: I've never once liked Oberstein as a person. But when I think back, it seems I've followed his advice the most. It's because that man's arguments are so right that they leave no room for debate.
Emil von Selle: I will follow wherever Your Majesty goes. Even to another galaxy.
Reinhard: You have larger ambitions than I do. For me, this galaxy is plenty enough. As for the other galaxies, you can conquer them.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: So long as the organization relies solely on the genius of one individual, such an organization will remain immature.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: There is great satisfaction in fighting for the sake of gaining power, but it is joyless to fight for the sake of maintaining it.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Something that's supposed to die and doesn't... will eventually rot away, whether it's a man or a nation.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: If that dear friend was still alive, the one before me would not be you, but your corpse.
To Yang.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: I cannot lose to anyone. People admire and stay loyal to me because I'm undefeated. I'm not supported because of my bloodline.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: There must've been so many soldiers who continually won battles, but got left out of history because they lost their last battle.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Constellations of stars I'm seeing for the first time. You're only allowed to exist as objects for my conquest and rule. Just wait.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: But even if my sister hates me, I can't turn back. If I retreat now from the road to leadership, who will restore the universe to unity and harmony? Shall I entrust the future of humanity to the high noble prodigals who care only about their own lineage? Or to demagogues who just move armies guided by sophistry and profit?
Reinhard von Lohengramm: What criminals need is neither diplomacy nor persuasion. They have neither the ability nor the intention to understand. Only force will enlighten their foolishness.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: I'm afraid one hundred battles can't be one hundred victories.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Already, I have nothing to lose. But even so, I will fight. To keep my promise to you, and... to gain something to quench the thirst in my heart.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: I won't take their lives. If when they've grown, they attack me, that's fine. It's to be expected that supreme rulers without real power are overthrown, you see. The same goes for all of you. When you're prepared to overthrow me yourselves, come challenge me, I don't care.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Reinforcements, is it? Does he think I have a magic jar that gushes forth fleets?
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Strange, isn't it... When rain is falling, it mysteriously makes the heart heavy. But once it's over, it displays everything beautifully.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Kircheis, do you think what was possible for Rudolf is impossible for me?
Reinhard von Lohengramm: I don't think I can forgive Rudolf and what he did, becoming Kaiser. He set up the people who flattered him as nobles, and the result of that is this disgrace. Haven't you had thoughts like this, Kircheis? The Goldenbaum dynasty, as with the birth of the human race, need not have happened. It's only been 500 years since Rudolf built it. Before that, neither the Empire nor the Goldenbaum family existed, and he was no more than one citizen. Originally, Rudolf was no more than an upstart man of ambition, and who, riding the current of the times, was made into a sacred, inviolable Kaiser.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: What do they think people are? Assuming it's a matter of course to rule over them. Stealing from people and insulting people... yet they say it's their privilege to be forgiven?! Those people are corrupt! This empire is corrupt!
Reinhard von Lohengramm: From here on, my battle is not just a matter for the battlefield. Political struggles. Imperial Court struggles. To avoid complications, both unending deceit and murder may be necessary.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: What I need is power. If I should want to get my sister back, then I must first, first of all, possess power that would make those idiots bow to my command. If my enemies are to be the aristocracy, then I need a power greater than theirs. If the emperor is to be my enemy, I must be mightier than even him.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: The stars are good. Unmoving, they keep watch over us, forever shining, the only constant left to us.

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