“Starve the centre and you reap Anarchy. Feed the Centre and you reap Tyranny. The problem is obvious to every man. A solution has been revealed to No Man”
"There are three ways to defeat your enemy. The first, and most obvious, is to better him in a trial of force. The best way is to have him destroy himself; few enemies are so obliging. The middle way is to destroy your enemy from within. Judicious application of the middle way shall make your blows more effective if you later take the way of force. From the middle way it is also possible to push your enemy onto the path of self-destruction."
"Even the greatest of trees can rot from within, but the vigilant gardener keeps attentive to the signs of decay. The Gardener is not afraid to cut through the polished skin to tear away a malignant heart, to save the life of that tree. Those who seek shade under that tree would best remember the work of that gardener."
- Sayings of Uueg Tching, 54th emperor of the Kitel Phard Dynasty on Atrisia, from the Third Atrisian Period, circa 4,519 BBY. Uueg's wisdom regarding the strategic use of power, diplomacy and espionage was admired thousands of years later, throughout the whole galaxy.
Uueg Tching is a fictitious character of the Star Wars Universe.
Anyways…movies and comics are really good sources of wonderful and meaningful quotes.