Beware your thoughts, they become your words

Bware your words, they become your actions

Beware your actions, they become your habits

Beware your habits, they become your character

Beware your character, it becomes your destiny

Collected Wisdom and sayings

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, Conquer

LCpl Bowers

If you do not know where you are from, then you have no idea of where you are going.

Brandon Bowers

If in the course of life you realize that you are wrong, admit it and stirve to make amends as best you can. Anything less is cowardice.

Brandon Bowers

It’s all on the wheel, what goes around comes around.

Brandon / Ace (Megaforce)

Honor, the gift a Man gives himself – Rob Roy

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, is that which rages in the place of dearest love.

Euripedes, "Medea"

"Lead, Follow, or get Crushed" USMC SNCO Academy


"The only thing necessary to insure the triumph of evil is for good men

to do nothing" - Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

"Lead from the front!" USMC SNCO Academy

"A lie is any communication to another with the intent to deceive"

"A wise man speaks because he has something to say. A fool speaks because

he has to say something." Socrates


Wisdom by Lazarus Long that actually works


A generation which ignores history has no past -- and no future.

What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it

If you don't like yourself, you can't like other people.

Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind; it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate -- and quickly.

All men are created unequal.

A motion to adjourn is always in order.

No state has an inherent right to survive through conscript troops and, in the long run, no state ever has.

Roman matrons used to say to their sons: "Come back with your shield, or on it." Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature". He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

When the need arises -- and it does -- you must be able to shoot your own dog. Don't farm it out -- that doesn't make it nicer, it makes it worse.

Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.

What are the facts? Again and again and again -- what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history" -- what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.)

The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty". Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute -- get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.


Get a shot off fast. This upsets him long enough to let youmake your second shot perfect.

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion.

Money is the sincerest of all flattery.Women love to be flattered.So do men.

You live and learn. Or you don't live long.

Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality. For women, "equality" is a disaster.

Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Always tell her she is beautiful, especially if she is not.

A brute kills for pleasure. A fool kills from hate.

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Force, while it may not be the best way to solve disputes, it solves quite a few of them. Anyone who thinks that "violence never solves anything" is living in a dream world.

Those who refuse to support and defend a state have no claim to protection by that state

Natural laws have no pity.

Formal courtesy between husband and wife is even more important than it is between strangers.

Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

Do not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.

But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leech who wants "just a few minutes of your time, please -- this won't take long." Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time -- and squawk for more!

So learn to say No -- and be rude about it when necessary.Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you.(This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even for a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don't do it because it is "expected" of you.)



I am the terror of my enemies.





Destiny is not a matter of chance.

It’s a matter of choice


Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence

Talent will not: nothing in this world is more common that unsuccessful men with talent

Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb

Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent


The ability to be scared shitless and still do the right thing.

Ships in the harbor are safe, but that is not what ships are meant for


It’s not of importance where we stand, but in what direction we are moving


The inspiration not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.


Think big, act big, believe big, and the results will be big.


Winning isn’t everything, wanting to is.


Success is a journey, not a destination.