At any given time I should have everything on this page memorized. If we run into each other, feel free to give me a pop quiz.
Victor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning - For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.
John Stuart Mill, "The Contest in America" Harper's New Monthly Magazine - War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth war is, worse... A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Preamble to the Constitution - We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.