"It was not his fault he was a Third. It was the government's idea, they were the ones who authorized it - how else could a Third like Ender have got into school?"
"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves."
"demosthenes is going to write and essay point out that American must get Andrew Wiggin back to Earth immediatly. No more delays. The world is too dangerous a place for America not to have the immediate services of he greatest military leader the world has ever known."
"It goes deeper than that.being here alone with nothing to do, i've been thinking about myself, too. Trying to understand why i hate myself so badly"
"We want to teach him, not give him a nervous breakdown."