Obsession

We dismiss obsession as a negative — as a symptom of a broken mind. But obsession is a life-force that knows what it needs and pursues it without relent. It is the spirit within us that imagines an empire and stops at nothing before building it into grandeur. For what great things were built with half-heartedness or upon lukewarm pillars? Obsession is the spirit of empire.

Peace

The hardest won peace was never between nations, among houses, or within families. It has always been the peace that whispers in a human heart, finally, and entirely, at rest with its own nature.