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Yang Wen-li: The Empire, with a few nobles ruling the masses, is bad government. The Alliance, with a government chosen by the people, is badly governed. Which one do you think is wrong?
Yang Wen-li: A military is a tool. And a bad tool at that. Remembering that, try to be as harmless a tool as possible.
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.
Yang Wen-li: By causing a big storm and hiding during the storm, he's never been damaged himself. Before you know it, he'll be exercising even more authority. The thought leaves me panic stricken. And then, I had a nasty thought. What good is democracy if it gives power to a man like that?
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.
Olivier Poplin: Damn it's hard to get a man's clothes off, and there's no reward either.
Yang Wen-li: If the defence of our homeland and self-sacrifice are as necessary as you say, before you tell other people do "do this and that", how about if you actually do it yourselves?
Yang Wen-li: People may need societies, but they don't necessarily need nations.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: Something that's supposed to die and doesn't... will eventually rot away, whether it's a man or a nation.
Siegfried Kircheis: Although he might forget the names of other commanders, he remembers the names of the members of his fleet. That's the kind of person Admiral Reinhard von Musel is.
Walter von SchΓΆnkopf: When I was six years old, I fled to this free country, brought by my grandparents. It's already been 28 years, but I remember it well. The contemptuous looks of the customs officials penetrating as coldly as the wind, treating exiles like beggars. I probably won't forget it until I die.
Yang Wen-li: In the end, conspiracies or terrorism cannot reverse the flow of history. But they can make it stagnant.
Friedrich IV: As with the genesis of the human race, there's no reason for the existence of the Goldenbaum dynasty. Just as there is no immortal person, I'm afraid there is also no indestructible nation. The evil truth may be that the Galactic Empire will die out in my era. At any rate, if it is to be destroyed, it should be destroyed as magnificently as possible.
Enrique Oliveira: Peace and freedom, lacking a sense of tension, cause people to degenerate. It's war that gives people a sense of vitality. War is what makes civilizations advance, and psychologically elevates people! Prolonged periods of peace and freedom will only decrease the vitality in an already decadent age. Doesn't your precious history proves that?
Yang Wen-li: What a wonderful observation. If only there was no one who had lost their life or family to war then maybe I'd even come to believe it. For people who prefer to take advantage of war and try to establish their on profit on other peoples' sacrifices, it's an unusually fascinating idea. And for people who show false patriotism to deceive other people as well.
Yang Wen-li: Has there been some change in the government again? I'd be overjoyed if they told me the Chairman was dead.
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.
Paul von Oberstein: As you see, both of my eyes are cybernetic. I had no right to live, as a weakling. If it had been during the reign of Kaiser Rudolf, I would have been killed long ago. Do you understand? I hate them: Kaiser Rudolf, his descendants, and all those influenced by him.
Fritz Joseph Bittenfeld: The goddess of victory is waving her underwear in your faces!
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.
Yang Wen-li: For as long as human history goes on, the past will continue to accumulate. History isn't just records of the past. It's also proof that civilization has continued to advance to the present. Our present civilization is the result of our past.
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: Reinforcements, is it? Does he think I have a magic jar that gushes forth fleets?
Reinhard von Lohengramm: I'm afraid one hundred battles can't be one hundred victories.
Alex Cazerne: It's an absurd luxury to be a bachelor past the age of thirty-one. Don't you think it's unforgivable anti-social behavior?
Paul von Oberstein: I am the only living survivor of the Iserlohn stationed fleet. Just by surviving I am to be punished.
Paul von Oberstein: The Galactic Empire – no, the Goldenbaum Dynasty must perish. If it is possible, I want to destroy it with my own hands.
Yang Wen-li: Dictatorship itself isn't absolutely evil, it's just another form of government. The point is how you can run it for the benefit of society.
Yang Wen-li: Humans were drinking alcohol five thousand years ago, and they're still drinking it now. And five thousand years from now, they'll be drinking alcohol. Although it's unlikely that there'll be a human race in five thousand years.
Yang Wen-li: Perhaps there is a universal, absolute truth. Perhaps it clarifies every question. But that's beyond the reach of these small hands.
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: If the enemy had anyone with even a tenth of my intelligence, Iserlohn Fortress would have fallen into their hands decades ago.
Yang Wen-li: Just as people sometimes die, nations aren't eternally indestructible things, either.
Yang Wen-li: Alcohol is humanity's friend. Can I abandon a friend?
Yang Wen-li: There has never been 'permanent peace' in human history. But, there have been plenty of ages with decades of peace. In short, my hope is, haughtily enough, for a few decades of peace in the future.
Reinhard von Lohengramm: The stars are good. Unmoving, they keep watch over us, forever shining, the only constant left to us.
Alexander Bucock: I think it's correct for democratic nations to restrict the power of soldiers. Soldiers shouldn't wield power or authority when they aren't on the battlefield. Also, democracy can't be healthy when the military grows fat by not accepting the criticisms of the government or society thus turning into a nation within a nation.
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!
Yang Wen-li: In reality, it's dictatorship rather than democracy that drastically advances government reforms. But I think humanity ought to avoid being united by a dictatorship. While it's true Duke Lohengramm might have that talent, what about his descendants? His heir? Rulers aren't necessarily wise through generations. He's like a miracle which could happen only once every few centuries. I don't think the entire human race should be ruled by a system where everything depends on one person's character.
Walter von SchΓΆnkopf: If the majority of the citizens wish dictatorship instead of democracy, how do you solve such a paradox?
Olivier Poplin: The entire population of the human race is 40 billion. And half of it is women. Even considering that half of that won't pass the age limit and a further half of that will fail on the account of their looks, there still are 5 billion that are potential targets of my romance. I can't waste even one second.

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