Poul Anderson describes "...popping in and out of hyperspace..." as "...transition between relativistic and quantum modes..." (Man-Kzin Wars III, p. 265) but this makes Known Space hyperspace sound like Technic History hyperspace. The latter is original: not another space but a succession of instantaneous quantum jumps within relativistic space.
In Anderson's Technic History, a Merseian says that "'...the highest end...'" is:
"'...absolute freedom for our race, to make of the galaxy what they will.'" (Young Flandry, p. 27)
- and tells his latest grandcub:
"'You shall have stars for toys...'" (p. 28)
One of Larry Niven's kzinti, written by Anderson, bares fangs at the stars and tells them:
"...we shall do with you what we will." (Man-Kzin Wars III, p. 261)
Merseians and kzinti are comparable to SM Stirling's Draka who say, "Glory to the Race!" but do not mean by this the entire human race and in fact succeed in making themselves a distinct species.