Quotes from "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood"

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.

The beginning is what comes after the ending. Carve out with your own hands a future, filled with hope.

If it's a fight between a man and man, choose the path you believe is right. Only a fool would stand indecisive after being frightened at the thought of being soiled by the mud.

Memories. They are recollections of the heart. If those who are not human come to possess memories, people begin to fear the result.

If you only feel fear after knowing both the abilities of your enemy and yourself, flee with your tail between your legs. However, if you're going to stand firm and fight with a focused mind, you will definitely have victory within reach.

"Obey the ones with power". That's the true meaning of the law of the jungle. If you don't wish to be bound by that, obtain greater power. Because there's always times one must fight power with power.

If you'll cower at the sight of the great foe before you, leave at once, coward. If you'll lose the strength you believed in, then fall to the ground, weakling.

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.