"The fires of war burn brightly, in every corner of the Imperium the fortresses of Lenehen are steeped in blood and old enemies appear from the darkness, sensing weakness they gather for the kill. They know as we know, that night approaches and our Imperium will fall. 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 back into the darkness forever."
To be Unclean, That is the mark of the Xeno. To be Impure, That is the mark of the Xeno. To be Abhorred, That is the mark of the Xeno. To be Reviled, That is the mark of the Xeno. To be Hunted, That is the mark of the Xeno. To be Purged, That is the fate of the Xeno. To be Cleansed, For that is the fate of all Xenos."
"No country shall be beyond The Emperor's rule; no enemy shall be beyond The Emperor's wrath."
"An empty mind is like unto a freshly turned soil; if not sown with the seeds of faith, duty and honour, the insidious weeds of heresy will take root."
"There can be no bystanders in the battle for survival. Anyone who will not fight by your side is an enemy you must crush."
"Soldiers of the Imperial Guard, this is the moment of truth. You will not fear. You will not falter. We are the last bastion between the enemy and Holy Terra, and in the name of the Emperor you will not give a single step to the enemy." (To the defenders of Sularian Gate)
"We hold the enemy here or we fight on the hallowed ground of Terra itself, and I for one would rather sacrifice a billion Lenehenese lives than let a mere babylonian take a single step in our holy city." -At the Battle of Sularian Gate to his Bankamparian counterpart
"A good soldier obeys without question, a good officer commands without doubt." (Attributed)
"I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral savages butchering each other with little more than arrows and spears, and I have monitored the death of a whole city at the hands of an atom bomb. I have seen Astartes drop to certain death, and win. I have seen Baneblades crush whole platoons underfoot. But there is no more stirring sight in war than the charge of massed cavalry." -On the charge of the 14th Kriegian Cavaliers at the battle of Kronin
"We are outnumbered, so much for their much heralded courage! Ha! Much heralded by them that is!" -On the attempted breakthrough at Fort 1A19 during the Siege of Babylon by a company of Varangian Guard.
"Give me a hundred Black Wolves. Failing that, get me a thousand guardsmen. -At the Battle of Sularian Gate
"Come, said I, we shall attack and bury them in their own foxholes, no mercy. There was no worry about cover, because there was none. No worries about timing, because we were the only ones attacking." -Only survivor of an ill-fated attack on an entrenched Babylonian artillery base
Enemies of the Imperium, with every second that passes a ring of steel constricts tighter around your city. The Immortal Emperor stands with us and we are invincible. His soldiers will strike you down. His war-machines will crush you under their treads. His mighty guns will bring the very sky crashing down upon you. You cannot win. Abandon your homes! Abandon your posts! Lay down your arms and we will show you leniency. -Leaflets dropped during bombing raids in the city of Babylon.
High Lord Tagus, Convenor of the 349th Congress of the ImperiumEdit
"Such is the woe cast upon the Domains of the God-Emperor in these times that in their wisdom and beneficience, the High Lords of Terra have this day issued this decree: Let there be a Founding of the Adeptus Astartes, and let the foes of the Emperor know that this world belongs to Him alone, now and forever."
Captain Gabriel Angelos, Blood Ravens 5th CompanyEdit
"While the enemies of the Emperor still draw breath, there can be no peace."
"Come, show me what passes for fury amongst your misbegotten kind!" -At the Battle of the Iron Cage
"We are the Emperor's angels of death, not his angels of mercy." -Refusing orders to aid the wounded Guardsmen after said battle
"Love the Emperor, for He is the salvation of Lenehen. Obey His words, for He will lead you into the light of the future. Heed his wisdom, for He will protect you from evil. Whisper his prayers with devotion, for they will save your soul. Honour His servants, for they speak in His voice. Tremble before His majesty, for we all walk in His immortal shadow."
"Through the destruction of the Emperor's enemies do we earn our salvation!"
"I tread the path of Righteousness. Though it be paved with broken glass, I will walk it barefoot; though it cross rivers of fire, I will pass over them; though it wanders wide, the light of the Emperor guides my step."