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This article collects all Thoughts for the day and similar phrases of Imperial wisdom (e.g. also called Today's thought, Thought for the Reverent, Thought for the Pious, but not quotes of known authors or from known documents). They are often used in the Imperium on various papers and reports. They are organized in an alphabetical order:

Contents

A

Letter Thought for the day Source
A A broad mind lacks focus. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 120
A coward always seeks compromise Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 221
A fine mind is a blessing of the Emperor - It should not be cluttered with trivialities. Codex Necrons (3rd Edition), page 32
A hundred thousand worlds, ten hundred thousand wars. There is no respite, there is nowhere to hide. Across the galaxy there is only war. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 39
A logical argument must be dismissed with absolute conviction! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 232
A mind without purpose will wander in dark places Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 61
A moment of laxity spawns a lifetime of heresy. Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition), page 5
A questioning servant is more dangerous than an ignorant heretic Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 76
A single thought of heresy can blight a lifetime of faithful duty. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 125
A small mind is a tidy mind. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 32;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 4;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 205

A small mind is easily filled with faith. Codex: Imperial Guard (4th Edition), page 60;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 6

A suspicious mind is a healthy mind Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 47
A warrior's faith in his commander is his best armour and his strongest weapon. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 50
A weapon cannot substitute for zeal Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 217
Abhor the Night, it is the Light that Endures! Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 120
Accept your lot! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 193
Across the void of space men live as they have lived for millennia upon the sand, rock and soil of worlds bathed in the light of alien suns. So is Humanity's seed cast far and wide beyond the knowledge of Man, to thrive bitterly in the darkness, to take root and cling with robust and savage determination. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 93
Adamantium walls and plasteel bulkheads may seem formidable, but an unshakeable faith in the Immortal Emperor of Man can overcome any barriers. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 133
All Daemons are Falsehood. They are lies given the shape of creatures by the fell power of Chaos. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 1st Codex), page 39
All hail the martyrs! On their blood is our Imperium founded, in their remembrance do we honour ourselves. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, page 109
All mortal life is folly that does not feed the spirit Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 185
All souls cry out for salvation. Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition), page 20;

Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 58

An Empty Mind Is A Loyal Mind Codex: Craftworld Eldar (3rd Edition), page 8
An open mind is like a fortress with its gate unbarred and unguarded. Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition Rulebook, page 47
An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 90
An unprotected soul can no more cross the storms of the warp than a heretic can bear the gaze of the Inquisition Codex Necrons (3rd Edition), page 10
Analysis is the bane of conviction Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 179
Appeasement is a curse Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 82
As the mind to the body so the soul to the spirit, as death to the mortal man so failure to the immortal, such is the price of all ambition. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 226

B

Letter Thought for the day Source
B Be courageous and bold, be humble before your masters, lead with valour! These things above all others will be of use when your time comes to die. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 84
Be grateful of your Master's favour! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 238
Be Pure. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 74
Be strong in your ignorance. Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition), page 15
Be vigilant and strong. The Emperor knows what evil lurks in the vacillation of a weak fool. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 49
Better crippled in body than corrupt in mind. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 182;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 119

Between the stars the ancient unseen enemies of mankind wait and hunger. Every voyage into the nothing is a confrontation with horror, with the implacable things of the warp, and with man's own innermost fears. Codex Imperialis, page 7
Blessed are the Gun Makers. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 34
Blessed is the mind too small for doubt Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 34;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 51;
Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, page 14

Blind faith is a just cause. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 97
Brave are they who know everything yet fear nothing Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 218
Burn the heretic Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), page 32
Burn the Heretic!

Kill the Mutant!
Purge the Unclean!

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 68;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, page 26

By the manner of their death we shall know them. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 85

C

Letter Thought for the day Source
C Call no man happy until he is dead. Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition), page 23
Carry the Emperor's will as your torch, with it destroy the shadows Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), page 12;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 50

Cast out the mutant, the traitor, the heretic. For every enemy without there are a hundred within. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 93
Cease and repent! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 196
Cease purpose and die. Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, page 93
Compromise is akin to treachery Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 19
Consider the Predator. Let your soul be armoured with Faith, driven on the tracks of Obedience which overcome all obstacles, and armed with the three great guns of Zeal, Duty and Purity. Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, page 85
Consider the Predator. Let your soul be armoured with Faith, driven on the tracks of Obedience which overcomes all obstacles, and armed with the three great guns of Zeal, Duty and Purity. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 39
Contemplation is the womb of treachery Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 230
Curse now the death in vain. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 77

D

Letter Thought for the day Source
D Damnation is eternal. Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition), page 20;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 132

Dark dreams lie upon the heart Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 83
Death brings its own reward. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 75
Death is honor Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 78
Death is the only answer Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 73
Death is the servant of the righteous. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 34;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 198

Defile not his presence Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 115
Defile the Mutant. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 82, 87
Dib dib dib, dob dob dob. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 175
Do not question the Will of the Emperor! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 259
Do Not Wait for Death. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 85
Do not waste your tears. I was not born to watch the world grow dim. Life is not measured in years, but by the deeds of men. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 113
Doubt is a sign of weakness Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), page 27;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 235

Drink deep of victory and remember the fallen. Codex: Blood Angels (3rd Edition), page 7
Duty prevails Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 258

E

Letter Thought for the day Source
E Even a man who has nothing can still offer his life. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 215;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, page 95

Every human life is a spark in the darkness. It flares for a moment, catches the eye, and is gone forever. A retinal after-image that fades and is obscured forever by newer, brighter lights. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 77
Every lone spirit doubts his strength Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 177
Every man is a spark in the darkness. By the time he is noticed he is gone forever. A retinal after-image that fades and is obscured by newer, brighter lights. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 93
Examine your thoughts! Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 223

Excuses are the refuge of the weak Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), page 20;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 199

Exist for the Emperor. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 87 (corrected spelling from "Emporer" to "Emperor")

F

Letter Thought for the day Source
F Facts are chains that bind perception and fetter truth. For a man can remake the world if he has a dream and no facts to cloud his mind. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 70
Faith, Hate and Ignorance Codex: Tyranids (4th Edition), page 17
Faith. Honour. Vigilance. Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition), page 24
Faith in the Emperor is its own reward Codex: Assassins (2nd Edition), page 8
Faith is the strongest shield. The Traitor's Hand (Novel), chapter 7
Faith is your shield. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 39;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 51

Faith without deeds is worthless. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 100;

Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 20

Fear is the Mind Killer. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 78
Fear not the creatures of the jungle but those that lurk within your mind. Codex: Catachans (3rd Edition), page 22
Fear the shadows; despise the night. There are horrors that no man can face and survive. Codex: Dark Eldar (3rd Edition), page 11
Foolish are those who fear nothing, yet claim to know everything Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 214
For a warrior the only crime is cowardice. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 238
For every battle honour, a thousand heroes die alone, unsung, and unremembered. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 72;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 159;
Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, page 121

For those who seek perfection - there can be no rest this side of the grave Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
For those who seek perfection there can be no rest this side of the grave Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), page 9;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 96

Forgiveness is a sign of weakness. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 74

H

Letter Thought for the day Source
H Happiness is a delusion of the weak Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 216
Hard work conquers everything. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 253
Hate enriches Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 7
Hatred is the Emperor's greatest gift to humanity. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 117;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 67;
Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), page 66

He who lives for nothing is nothing. He who dies for the Emperor is a hero. Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition), page 32;

Crusade for Armageddon (Novel), pre-prologue

Heresy grows from idleness Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), page 44;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 220

Heresy must be met with hatred. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 135
His Word is Our Strength. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 86
Honor your Chapter. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, page 84
Honour, Duty & Obedience. Codex: Dark Eldar (3rd Edition), page 44
Hope is the beginning of unhappiness. Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, page 71;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 95;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 85;
Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, page 53

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment. Codex: Imperial Guard (4th Edition), page 59;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook, page 52;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook, page 231

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