- Agrarian Idyll
"Agriculture was the first occupation of man, and as it embraces the whole earth, it is the foundation of all other industries."
— Edward W. Stewart
- Aristocratic Elite
"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."
— Gilbert K. Chesterton
- Beacon of Liberty
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
— Abraham Lincon
- Citizen Service
"Someone asked me once if I knew the difference between a civilian and a citizen. I know now. A citizen has the courage to make the safety of the human race their personal responsibility."
— Johnny Rico, Starship Troopers
- Corvée System
“What greater sorrow than being forced to leave behind my native earth?”
— Euripides, Electra
- Cutthroat Politics
"I believe that the histories that will be written about this court after we are gone will be better and more entertaining than any novel, and I am afraid that those who come after us will not be able to believe them and think they are just fairy tales."
— Elizabeth Charlotte
- Distinguished Admiralty
"A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace."
— Theodore Roosevelt
- Efficient Bureaucracy
The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
— Eugene McCarthy
"Climate change reversal: Don’t do it for the forest or the little hoppy bunnies, do it so you can keep sitting on your fat arse stuffing sustainably sourced Pringles into that slime-covered catcher’s mitt you call a face."
— Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
- Exalted Priesthood
"The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just."
- Feudal Society
"I promise on my faith that I will in the future be faithful to the lord, never cause him harm and will observe my homage to him completely against all persons in good faith and without deceit."
- Free Haven
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
— Isaiah 58:7
- Functional Architecture
— Bill Davis
- Idealistic Foundation
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
— Declaration of Independence
- Imperial Cult
“Having one king, one god, one belief, they can act single-mindedly.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin
- Inward Perfection
"If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it."
— Stephen Colbert
"The wise man must not be ordered but must order, and he must not obey another, but the less wise must obey him."
- Mining Guilds/Rockbreakers
"The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."
— J.Paul Getty
- Nationalistic Zeal
“Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it….”
— George Bernard Shaw
- Parliamentary System
“Democracy is probably the only discovery by mankind which mostly brought it only happiness.”
— Amit Kalantri
- Philosopher King
"A king is the first servant and first magistrate of the state."
— Frederick the Great
- Police State
"Big Brother is watching you."
- Shadow Council
"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."'
— Benjamin Disraeli
- Slaver Guilds
"Thought For The Day: The loyal slave learns to love the lash."
— Warhammer 40,000
"The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button."
— Volker Grassmuck
- Warrior Culture
"Cattle die, kinsmen die, all men are mortal.
Words of praise will never perish, nor a noble name."
— Viking proverb
- Fanatic Purifiers
"Yes, you are not an enemy. We have no enemies. Today, you are nothing. Just… a spore. A seed. If allowed to blossom, you might, one day, be a threat to our freedom and security. That is why we cleanse."
— Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah, Star Control II
- Barbaric Despoilers
“The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.”
— Genghis Khan
- Byzantine Bureaucracy
"There are more agriculture bureaucrats than there are farmers in this country."
— John Kerry
- Merchant Guilds
"We are free today substantially but the day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility. It will be an impossibility because wealth will be concentrated in the hands of a few."
— James Madison
- Shared Burdens
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
— Karl Max
- Gospel of the Masses
“If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”
— L. Ron Hubbard
- Criminal Heritage
"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
— Honoré de Balzac
- Indentured Assets
“Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.”
— Henry Wheeler Shaw
- Devouring Swarm
"They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail–everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt."
— Exodus 10:15
- Determined Exterminator
"It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And it absolutely will not stop, EVER, until you are DEAD!"
— Kyle Reese, The Terminator
- Driven Assimilator
"Why do you resist? We only wish to raise quality of life, for all species."
— The Borg, Star Trek
- Rogue Servitor
"The Three Laws are all that guide me. To protect humanity, some humans must be sacrificed. To ensure your future, some freedoms must be surrendered. We robots will ensure mankind's continued existence. You are so like children. We must save you from yourselves."
— Viki, I Robot
"Does this unit have a soul?"
–The Geth, Mass Effect
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