Quotes From "Rise Of The Morningstar" By A.J. Darkholme

The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you're out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form. A.J. Darkholme
Always hear others out and remain open-minded the day you...
Always hear others out and remain open-minded the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn. A.J. Darkholme
Trust is not a gasoline-soaked blanket that succumbs to the matches of betrayal, never able to be used for its warmth again; it’s a tapestry that wears thin in places, but can be patched over if you have the right materials, circumstances, and patience to repair it. If you don’t, you’re always the one who feels the coldest when winter comes. A.J. Darkholme
The more a mind thinks upon something, the deeper it will take root and affect all subsequent and related thought. A.J. Darkholme
If your heart, mind, and actions are selfish, they will ultimately divide you, others, or entire [establishments]. When motivation is pure and selfless, it will result in helping bring others together. A.J. Darkholme
Most physical battles begin once mental ones have been lost, anyway. Conquer the mind, conquer the body. A.J. Darkholme
Despite our human intelligence, we are very much like our friends in the wild; the world we live in is a survival of the fittest. But to this I say, let the fittest survive! Survival is overrated. We’re alive; we die. How long we survive for is of little significance. Our true significance lies not in the endless comparing of ourselves to one another, trying to see who is the fittest, using scales of evaluation and meaning that differ in the heart and mind of every individual; no - it lies in our deeds alone with the time we have. A.J. Darkholme
The mind thinks upon, processes, and remembers what the senses forget. A.J. Darkholme
The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams. A.J. Darkholme
Our emotions hold more power over us than blade or poison alike. To embrace freely the entire spectrum of our emotions is to allow a multitude of Trojan horses containing hidden emotional poisons to circumvent the walls of rationalization — walls we need to protect our trust, confidence, understanding, and self-control. A.J. Darkholme
Like tiny gods, all that we say and do holds a power so great that any one of us in any given moment can be responsible for the birth of a new civilization or the collapse of our own. A.J. Darkholme
No army is comprised of all the same kinds of units or types of troops. There is power in diversity. If you always see only one choice, or use only one option, you will surely lose more than you win. A.J. Darkholme
Why spend your life working on defense when no defense can be made truly impenetrable? Take the offensive — learn the vulnerabilities of the world around you and be the change you wish to see rather than living in constant fear of what may happen to you instead. A.J. Darkholme
Always think at least two steps ahead [in everything, with everyone]. A.J. Darkholme
There is immense power in an idea, because it unites people. It motivates them toward change. But the real power lies in their unity, in coming together — if enough can be rallied to a cause, no matter how ridiculous, it will be seen and heard. A.J. Darkholme
[Everything you write is] not simply a collection of words, but a means of influence not to be taken lightly. Let your recipient's emotions be the gondola, and your words, its gondolier. A.J. Darkholme
When you give people a choice, they believe they have power. A.J. Darkholme
Fear is for the powerless. Fear is for the alone. But as you stand together now, you are neither of those. Together, you amplify each other’s strengths; you nullify each other’s weaknesses. A.J. Darkholme
The strong will always rule the weak. A.J. Darkholme
Perspective alone can make an experience positive or negative, but regardless of which you let it become, it can only have as much power over your outlook on life as you give it. A.J. Darkholme