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Quotes from "Fullmetal Alchemist"



You're not a good-for-nothing person. I think that being able to try your hardest to be something is a talent by itself.

Greed said:


Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You humans think greed is just for money or power, but everyone wants something they can’t have.



War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Lan Fan said:


A king is no king without his people. But people without a king are lost as well!



Maybe life has no equal trade, maybe you can give up all you got, and get nothing back. Even if I can't prove it's true, I have to try, for your sake, Al.



Water, 35 litres. Carbon, 20 kg. Ammonia, 4 litres. Lime, 1.5 kg. Phosphorus, 800 g. Salt, 250 g. Niter, 100 g. Sulphur, 80 g. Fluoride, 7.5 g. Iron, 5 g. Silicon, 3g. And fifteen other elements. Those are the elements to make an average adult human body. You can buy these elemental ingredients at the market with the pocket money of a child. Humans are made so cheaply.



People can say there is a balance, a logic that everything happens for a reason... But the truth is far less designed. No matter how hard you work, when you die, you die. Some spend their entire life trying to scratch their way to the top, and still die in poverty. While others are born into wealth without ever working at all. It's a cruel and random world. And yet the chaos is all so beautiful.



Men are not men on the battlefield. We turn into some other creature. You can do the cruelest things... It doesn't even matter if it's an order or not. To protect yourself, your mind shuts out any emotions you have. It's like a steel door. But once the war is over, you can't keep it closed forever.



Dedication is a talent all on its own.



I can't tell you that… You have to figure it out. Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You've got two good legs. So get up and use them. You're strong enough to make your own path.



I will do what I can, even if my chance of passing is minuscule, if that will allow me to move forward.



I lost my pawns, my knight, my rook, my bishop, and even my queen. But, it's not checkmate, just yet.



Revenge that involves unrelated people isn’t valid at all. All he’s doing is hiding his vengeful hate with the title of God’s representative and acting sublime.



In order to obtain something, there must be something of equal value. It is the Law of Conservation in Alchemy. Back then, we believed that it was the truth of the world. However, the real world isn’t perfect, so there is not just a single law that governs everything that happens within it. It is the same for the Law of Conservation in Alchemy. Even so, I believe that people cannot obtain something without paying a price. The pain we felt was surely enough of a price to pay. And anyone who pays the price known as hard work surely gains something. The Law of Conservation is not the law governing this world. Until the day I meet with him again, that is the promise… Ni-san and I made.



When you live, your life will end sooner or later. The body will return to the earth. Grass and flowers will grow on top of it. The soul will nourish the hearts... and it will live on in the hearts of other people. Everything in this world flows around and circulates. That goes for human lives too.



There are some things in life that will only be understood through words.

Greed said:


"I long to see someone who died", "I want to be rich", "I want women", "I want to protect the world"... They're all desires. In other words, wishes. If you ask me, there's neither "right" or "wrong" when it comes to greed. You humans go around ranking certain types of greed in order from good to bad, which makes you so hard to understand.



We really are weak creatures, but that's why we can strive to become stronger. Even if you feel it's useless, each step we take leads to something great. That's why I'm sure we'll be able to change. Because we're weak... and because death is inevitable. Humans try their best to live and end up becoming stronger.



How can you move forward if you keep regretting the past?



Life that has been lost cannot be brought back again. That very truth is what shows us the meaning and value
of living.



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