“"When you can see the color of the feathers," said Miles softly, "you'll also understand how you can expand your borders to infinity."”Miles Vorkosigan
“"It's true," agreed Oliver, "that if your religion failed to deliver a miracle, that a human sacrifice would certainly follow.""Ah..quite," Miles gulped. "You are a man of acute insight.""That's not an insight," said Oliver. "That's a personal guarantee."”Oliver and Miles
“Power is better than revenge...Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.”Miles Vorkosigan
“"No fair," wheezed Dea, trudging up. "You had sugar in your pockets.""Of course I had sugar in my pockets. It's called foresight and planning. The trick of handling horses isn't to be faster than the horse, or stronger than the horse. That pits your weakness against his strengths. The trick is to be smarter than the horse. That pits your strength against his weakness, eh?"”Dr. Dea and Miles
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