Men, men are weak. ― The Lord of The Rings

Justice? — You get justice in the next world. In this one you have the law. ― William Gaddis, A Frolic of His Own

Universal law is for lackeys.  Context is the kings.  ― Star Treck, Discovery

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. ― Winston Churchill

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here ― Dante Alighieri,  Inferno of Divine Comedy