If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.
That is the curse of lying, Sister. Once you place that crown of the liar upon your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.
Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality.
If something is wrong, it matters not if a thousand men are for it; you must still oppose it. If something is just, no amount of popular outcry should stay you from your course.
I will have to admit, though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way.
Celebrating faith over reason is merely a way of denying what is, in favor of embracing any whim that strikes your fancy.
Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.
The light of a new day always chases the shadows of the night away, and shows us that the shape of our fears is only the ghost of our own minds.
Fear triggers need, need powers sincerity. Sincerity is the required element.
Knowing when to fight is just as important as knowing how.
Free people were not ruled. Freedom had first to be valued before its existence could be demanded.
I never could understand why some writers treat women as helpless. Every woman I know is strong in her own unique way.
…Wizard’s Fifth Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.
There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.
When the whole world is crazy, it doesn’t pay to be sane.
Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.
Honor is honesty to what is, not blind duty to what you wish to be.
Cara, in the lead, came to a halt beside them, looking from one to the other. “Still with the clothes, Lord Rahl?
Nicci looked up at Kahlan. “Knives are not my talent.” “It’s not hard,” Kahlan said as she pressed the handle into Nicci’s hand. “When the time is right, just stick the pointed end somewhere important in someone you really don’t like.
In the end, people believed what they wanted to believe. The truth had very little to do with it.
This was life as it should be lived—proud, reasoned, and a slave to no other man.
As it turns out, that persistence is a requirement. Thus, he would tell me, you need the dark to show the light, so you shouldn’t curse darkness. You needed death to define life.
Anger is a shield for the power of the sword’s magic, so that helped.
Chickens can move and flop for hours after their heads are cut off. They have no heartbeat either,” Naja said, “and that doesn’t involve magic.
A Grace connected creating the World of life, and the world of the dead in pathways of magic.
Without delay, Tilly entered the ninth opening, a number that she knew from Baraccus had great meaning on things having to do with magic.
…think of the solution, not the problem. If your mind was filled only with thoughts of why you were going to lose, then you couldn’t think of how to win.
Don’t give up the calling, Magda. Know yourself. Know what you are. Though few would admit it, even those on the council, I truly believe we all need you. – Councilman Sadler
Why people wanted to dance whenever it got dark was beyond him. Somehow, the two seemed to go together, like bees and flowers, or flies and dung. Darkness and dancing.
Life connects us all to magic, as illustrated through the design of the Grace. So, for a Confessor, I don’t need a gifted person, just a living one.
Mercy is a contingency plan, devised by the guilty in the eventuality that they are caught. Justice is the domain of the just. – Richard Rahl
Freedom requires effort if it is to be won and vigilance if it is to be maintained. People just don’t value freedom until it is taken away.
Thunder without sound jolted the air around her. The violence of it was magnificent, immaculate, glorious.
In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves.
Safety is only an illusion when evil is on the hunt. I can’t stand by and watch. I have to act. It isn’t easy to absolve one’s self of guilt.
Enemies,’ the wizard said, ‘are the price of honour.
If I was a nobody you wouldn’t be so eager to see me dead. Just like these people you know that I am devoted to the truth. That is why you want to eliminate me.” – Magda Searus
Charity, if you have the means, is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery.
But this was no ordinary chicken. This chicken was evil manifest.
Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it.