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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 starting with the letters "Q" to "Z", 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

R

Thought for the day Source
Reach out to embrace the glories that will come Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition,
pg. 124
Reason begets doubt; Doubt begets heresy. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 81;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 2

Reason is the cloak of Traitors Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 169
Rejoice in service! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 176
Revere the Omnissiah, for it is the source of all power. Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition),
pg. 54
Ruthlessness is the kindness of the wise Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 49;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 183

S

Thought for the day Source
Save & Destroy. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader,
pg. 73
Seek no reward but the satisfaction of your Master! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 10
Seek honour as you act, and you will know no fear. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 248
Serve the Emperor today - tomorrow you may be dead! Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 21
Serve the Emperor today, tomorrow you may be dead. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 68;

Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 11;
Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 89

Sins hidden in the heart turn all into decay. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 133
Smite those that disbelieve, for they have turned from the light and fallen. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition,
pg. 141
Sometimes the good must perish so that the rest survive. The lot of courage is to be sacrificed upon the altar of battle. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 78
Sorrow awaits the foolhardy Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition),
pg. 4
Speed the bolt that brings the end

Of enemy and friend.

Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 76
Step not from the path of the Emperor. Codex: Catachans (3rd Edition),
pg. 21
Study the alien, the better to kill it Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition),
pg. 3
Submit to His will Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 24
Success is commemorated. Failure merely remembered. Book of the Astronomican,
pg. 104;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 79;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 200;
Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 27

Success is measured in blood; yours or your enemy's. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 52;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 15

Survival is no birthright, but a prize wrested from an uncaring galaxy by forgotten heroes. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 123

T

Thought for the day Source
The Age of Battle has begun.

The fires of war burn brightly from star to star. Everywhere the fortresses of Man are steeped in blood and ancient enemies appear from the darkness. Sensing weakness they gather for the kill. They know as we know that night approaches and all mortal life shall be extinguished. We know, as they cannot, that there shall be a new dawn and a new day when we will rise and they will be driven into the darkness forever.

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 116
The Alien dream is to dance on the grave of Mankind. Codex: Deathwatch - Watch-Fortress Edition,
inscriptions on the books
The Alien fails because it cannot embrace the Emperor. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 138
The best way of improving a gun is to improve its ammunition. Imperial Armour Volume One - Second Edition: Imperial Guard,
pg. 235
The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Imperium. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 16;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 67;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 237

The burden of failure is the most terrible punishment of all Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 8
The common man is like a worm in the gut of a corpse, trapped inside a prison of cold flesh, helpless and uncaring, unaware even of the inevitability of its own doom. Codex Imperialis (Background Book),
pg. 82
The cosmos cries out for salvation Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 89
The Dark Gods laugh at the foolishness of meek appeasers Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 233
The dead cannot cry out for revenge; it is a duty of the living to do so for them Imperial Armour Volume Two (First Edition),
pg. 218
The dead watch over us and guide us. Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 33
The difference between heresy and treachery is ignorance Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), pg. 60;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 116;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 201

The dissident invites only retribution Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 25
The Emperor asks only that you hate Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 236
The Emperor asks only that you obey Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 168;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 58

The Emperor bestows upon us the gift of intolerance. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 139
The Emperor commands; We act. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 186
The Emperor is our guiding light, a beacon of hope for humanity in a galaxy of darkness. As we serve him, he is our greatest servant. As we pray to him, his thoughts are only for us. And in the dark when the shadows threaten, the Emperor is with us, in spirit and in fact. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 112
The Emperor Knows. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader,
pg. 80 (corrected spelling from "Emporer" to "Emperor")
The Emperor knows, the Emperor is watching Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 38
The Emperor will not judge you by your medals and diplomas but by your scars. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 270
The Emperor's mercy is neither to forgive nor to forget but to accept. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 93
The Emperor's judgement is a blessing for the Faithful. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 96
The end justifies the means. Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition),
pg. 21;

Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex),
pg. 61

The ends always justify the means. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 109
The enemies of the Emperor fear many things.

They fear discovery, defeat, despair and death.
Yet there is one thing they fear above all others.
They fear the wrath of the Space Marines!

Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 30
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself Imperial Armour Volume Two (First Edition),
pg. 214
The flesh is weak. The weak shall perish. Index Astartes III,
pg. 3
The flesh of your body is a reminder of your own mortality. Transcend the flesh and know immortality. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition,
pg. 142
The foolish man puts his trust in luck, the wise man puts his trust in the Emperor. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 5
The future is trivia. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 104
The greatest man is but a ripple on the surface of space Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 76
The guilt of heresy weighs heavy on the soul. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 228
The heretic shall reap as he sown - the bitter harvest of vengeance and death. Imperial Armour Volume Two,
pg. 199
The industrious may escape death. White Dwarf 96 (UK),
pg. 51,
Chapter Approved
The justice of your action is measured by the strength of your conviction. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 234
The keenest blade is righteous hatred. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 95
The loyal servant learns to love the lash Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 39
The man that sings the Emperor's praise will speak a blessing all his days. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 101
The man who has nothing can still have faith Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 243
The Martyr's grave is the foundation of the Imperium Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 39
The Martyr's grave is the keystone of the Imperium Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 172
The Mighty have no room for doubt Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 174
The more one learns of the alien, the more one will come to loath it. Regimental Standard Official Blog (last accessed 16 April 2016)
The mortal burden carried dutifully to its destination is the Emperor's greatest praise. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 122
The most deviant mind is often concealed in an unblemished body. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 112
The Mutant bears his heresy on the outside, the Traitor hides it in his Soul. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 122
The only crime is cowardice. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 222
The only reaction to treachery is vengeance. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 122
The path of righteousness leads to the palace of wisdom Imperial Armour Volume Two (First Edition),
pg. 195
The Priesthood of Mars maintain our Emperor's throne. Thusly do they underpin the Imperium entire. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 110
The reward for treachery is retribution Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 59;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 17

The rewards of tolerance are treachery and betrayal. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 16;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 113

The road to purity is drenched in the blood of the martyred. Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition),
pg. 29
The same hammer that shatters the glass, forges the steel. Imperial Armour Volume One - Second Edition: Imperial Guard,
pg. 222
The seed of heresy rests in the minds of reasonable men Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 173
The strength of Humanity is the Emperor Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 158
The traitorʹs hand lies closer than you think. The Traitor's Hand (Novel),
ch. 10
The truly heroic trust in blind faith. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 261
The truly wise are always afraid Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 222
The truth is terrible to bear. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 197
The universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed... Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 289
The wage of negligence is utter destruction. Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition),
pg. 5;

Conquest of Armageddon (Novel),
pre-prologue

The weak will always be led by the strong. Despise the weak for they shall flock to the call of the Daemon and the Renegade. Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition,
pg. 104
The weapon slays where the hand wills

Serve the Emperor!

Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 188
The will of the Emperor is the might of the Imperium Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 63
The wise man learns from the deaths of others. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 33;

Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 25

The word of the Emperor is the rule of the Imperium Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 3
Their defeat is not a matter of when but how. White Dwarf September 2016, Biel-Tan Scorpion Super Heavy Tank, Description
There are no answers. Only Death. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader,
pg. 76
There are no walls strong enough to protect the enemies of Mankind. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 170
There is no being so foul as the traitor. Regimental Standart - The Betrayer (last accessed 7 September 2016)
There is no cowardice in faith Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 257
There is no fear in conviction Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 256
There is no greater glory than a lifetime of dutiful service Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 92
There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter and the laughter of thirsting gods. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 1st Codex),
pg. 2;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 185

There is no right or wrong in our profession. The present changes the past from moment to moment. Only pray for the future to vindicate your action. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader,
pg. 116
There is no salvation without suffering. Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition),
pg. 20
There is no substitute for zeal Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 41;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 40

There is no time for Peace.

No respite
No forgiveness
There is only WAR!

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 69;

Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 307

There is nothing to fear but failure Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 25;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 225

There is only the Emperor and he is our shield and protector Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 8
There is only the Emperor, and he is our shield and protector Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 61;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 102

There is purity of purpose in the faith of the just Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 37
They who feast today do so in ignorance of their mortality. Tomorrow they must die or change. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 109
This is a dark and terrible era where you will find little comfort or hope. If you want to take part in the adventure, then prepare yourself now. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 1
Those who act in honour cannot fail. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 128
Thou shalt not! Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 164
Though my guards may sleep and ships may lie at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 83
Though silver in your palms weighs light

Compared to death by blast and sword,
Do not shy the hopeless fight,
For endeavour is its own reward.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader,
pg. 115
Thought begets Heresy; Heresy begets Retribution. Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness,
p. 214;

Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 59;
Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 59;
Codex: Assassins (3rd Edition),
pg. 2;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 194

Through the destruction of our enemies we earn our salvation. Crusade for Armageddon (Novel),
pre-prologue;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 48

Timidity begets Indecision; Indecision begets Treachery Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 195
To a Space Marine the boltgun is far more than a weapon, it is an instrument of Mankind's divinity, the bringer of death to his foes, whose howling blast is a prayer to the gods of battle. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 54;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 27;
Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 27

To admit defeat is to blaspheme against the Emperor Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 3
To compromise is to err Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 245
To die without purpose is not a service. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 193
To err is to invite retribution. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, "Counters" section at end of book
To fail in the service of the Emperor is the greatest of sins. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 182
To fault the Emperor's Word is an act of sedition Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 250
To question is to doubt Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), pg. 34;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 219

To question the Emperor's will is to embrace heresy. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 134
To serve Him is to worship Him. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 4
To withdraw in disgust is not apathy. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 124
To withdraw in disgust is not cowardice. Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 117
True faith is blind and justified Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 190
True happiness stems only from duty Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 187
Truth begets hatred Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 54
Trying to understand weakens the will to act Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 242

V

Thought for the day Source
Vengeance is your sword.
Hatred is your shield.
Loyalty is your Armour.
Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 60
Victory needs no explanation, defeat allows none. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 56;

Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook,
pg. 57;

Victory needs no explanation; Defeat allows none. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 85
Victory through superior firepower. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 52
Vigilance is the brother of truth Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition),
pg. 5
Vigilance is your shield Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition),
pg. 10

W

Thought for the day Source
Watch for the Mutant Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, pg.
167
We are all a weapon in the hands of the Emperor. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 110
We are bound by the blood of Martyrs. Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 94
We can rebuild them Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 6
We cannot afford mercy Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition,
pg. 124
We must be as unsleeping in vigilance, swift in judgement, merciless in deed. Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 110
We must endure the present so that those who follow may continue our endeavours. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 228
We shall carry our word,

We will correct and unify,
Hail the Emperor!

Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 92
Weigh the fist that strikes men down

And salutes the battle won.

Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 74
What a pity it is that we can die but once to serve our Emperor! Imperial Armour Volume Two (First Edition),
pg. 227
What fear of death have we who know there is immortality in the great and noble deeds of men? Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 110
What is the terror of death?

That we die our work incomplete.
What is the joy of life?
To die knowing our task is done.

Codex Imperialis (Background Book),
pg. 4;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 78

What is your life?

My honour is my life.
What is your fate?
My duty is my fate.
What is your fear?
My fear is to fall.
What is your reward?
My salvation is my reward.
What is your craft?
My craft is death.
What is your pledge?
My pledge is eternal service.

Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition),
pg. 22
Will is not enough. Act! Imperial Armour Volume One - Second Edition: Imperial Guard,
pg. 220
Wisdom is the beginning of fear. Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 80;

Codex: Dark Eldar (3rd Edition),
pg. 4;
Codex: Eye of Terror (3rd Edition),
pg. 15;
Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 121;
Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 53;
Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 3

Without Him there is nothing. Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition),
pg. 63
Words do not win wars. Deeds do. Imperial Armour - Imperial Vehicles for Warhammer 40,000,
pg. 60
Work earns salvation Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 227

Y

Thought for the day Source
You are either for the Emperor or you are his bitter foe Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 252
You are not required to think, only to act Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 170
You are the Emperor's Chosen. Hear His great anger in the roar of the bolt pistol. See His almighty fury in the blades of the chainsword. Feel His undying strength in the protection of your armour. Codex: Blood Angels (3rd Edition),
pg. 3
You carry the Emperor's will as your torch. With it destroy the shadows. Warhammer 40,000: Compendium,
pg. 13
Your freedom must be bought in the currency of toil, tears and blood; a price all men can pay. Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy,
pg. 202
Your honour is your life. Let none dispute it. Conquest of Armageddon (Novel),
pre-prologue

Z

Thought for the day Source
Zeal is its own excuse Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition),
pg. 56;

Warhammer 40,000 4th Edition Rulebook,
pg. 56