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By Anonym 16 Sep

Terry Goodkind

He was the monster. That was what Kahlan saw. And she had sent him away in a collar to be tortured. Because he was a monster that needed to be collared, a beast.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

It isn't what kind of house you have that matters. This is not happiness. It's what kind of mind you have, and how you care for your fellow man -- what you can do to help others who can be helped by no one else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Boundary wardens, Zedd thought, were tougher than they had a right to be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

I will have to admit, though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Hesitation is a mistake that invites defeat. I would not be Mord-Sith had I not hesitated when I was young." - Cara

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Wizard's Second Rule The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Kahlan ambled toward the door. "Well, my breasts aren't as large as yours Berdine." She slowed as she passed Raina. "I think Raina's hands would fit mine better.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

People use democracy as a free-floating abstraction disconnected from reality. Democracy in and of itself is not necessarily good. Gang rape, after all, is democracy in action. All men have the right to live their own life. Democracy must be rooted in a rational philosophy that first and foremost recognizes the right of an individual. A few million Imperial Order men screaming for the lives of a much smaller number of people in the New World may win a democratic vote, but it does not give them the right to those lives, or make their calls for such killing right. Democracy is not a synonym for justice or for freedom. Democracy is not a sacred right sanctifying mob rule. Democracy is a principle that is subordinate to the inalienable rights of the individual.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Do you hate me because I have magic?" "Of course not." "Do you love me despite my magic?" He thought a minute. "No. I love everything about you, and your magic is part of you. That was how I got past the Confessor's magic. If I had loved you despite your power, I wouldn't have been accepting you for who you are. Your magic would have destroyed me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Teasingly she took the apple from his mouth. Juice ran down his chin. Slowly, deliberately, she leaned over and licked the sweet juice from his chin. I will have to admit though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

History is rarely made by reasonable men.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Standing for truth is everything. Truth is power. Don't ever forget that.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Only those you trust can betray you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Over the millennia the seed of stories planted in the fertile soil of bits and scraps of facts was watered by wishes and began to take root and grow. Eventually, a bountiful fruit of rumors burst forth, to be spread on the wind of whispers that said we hid a fabled hoard of gold. Nothing could convince the believers that it was not true. The truth does not glitter for these people like gold does.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People’s heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Once committed to fight, cut. Everything else is secondary. Cut. That is your duty, your purpose, your hunger. There is no rule more important, no commitment that overrides that one. Cut. Cut from the void, not from bewilderment. Cut the enemy as quickly and directly as possible. Cut decisively, resolutely. Cut into the enemy’s strength. Flow through the gaps in his guard. Cut him. Cut him down utterly. Don’t allow him a breath. Crush him. Cut him without mercy to the depths of his spirit." -Richard Rahl

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Richard looked up at the beautiful, big pines spreading over them, illuminated in the firelight. A spark of understanding lit in his mind. He saw the branches stretched out with murderous intent in a years-long struggle to reach the sunlight and dispatch its neighbors with its shade. Success would give space for its offspring, many of which would also shrivel in the shade of the parent. Several close neighbors of the big pine were withered and weak, victims all. It was true. The design of nature was success by murder.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Terry Goodkind

We have a responsibility to life. The living should be our only concern. Since it is the Sword of Truth - a weapon created to fight for the truth - people won't have reason to expect that it could also actually be the key to the power of Orden. Quinn, you know how dangerous the power of Orden is. Used in the wrong way. it very well could breach the veil and destroy the world of life. We have to do everything in our power to see to it that such a thing never comes to pass.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Faith and feelings are the warm marrow of evil. Unlike reason, faith and feelings provide no boundary to limit any delusion, any whim. They are virulent poison, giving the numbing illusion of moral sanction to every depravity ever hatched. Faith and feelings are the darkness to reason’s light. Reason is the very substance of truth itself. The glory that is life is wholly embraced through reason. In rejecting it, in rejecting reason, one embraces death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Life is the future, not the past. The past can teach us, through experience, how to accomplish things in the future, comfort us with cherished memories, and provide the foundation of what has already been accomplished. But only the future holds life. To live in the past is to embrace what is dead. To live life to its fullest, each day must be created anew.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

You can't love anyone or anything until you love your own existence first. Love can only grow out of a respect for your own life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

If God is so powerful, can he create a rock which he cannot lift?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same person. We are not our bodies; we are our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are, and create the reality of our existence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Right and wrong are not the product of census.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Kahlan guide me. Kahlan teach me. Kahlan protect me. In your light I thrive. In your mercy I am sheltered. In your wisdom I am humbled. I live only to love you. My life is yours.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

After that, I came back every year. Everyone said, 'Well, when you retire you can move there.' But I said, 'Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don't think for themselves; they only think about themselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Cara waggled a hand over the two of them. "It works better with your clothes off." Richard frowned. His voice came as a hoarse croak. "What?" She seemed mystified by the question. "I believe you will find such things work better without clothes." She put her hands to her hips. "I thought you would know at least that much.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Richard rubbed his temples. He had a headache from lack of sleep. "Don't you understand? This isn't about conquering lands and taking things from others; this is about fighting oppression." The general rested a boot on the gilded rung of a chair and hooked a thumb behind his wide belt. "I don't see much difference. From my experience, the Master Rahl always thinks he knows best, and always wants to rule the world. You are your father's son. War is war. Reasons make no difference to us; we fight because we are told to, same as those on the other side. Reasons mean little to a man swinging his sword, trying to keep his head.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

A Grace connected creating the World of life, and the world of the dead in pathways of magic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

There would be nothing I could do to you that would harm you more than what you're already doing to harm yourself...You are never going to amount to anything. You will always be the worthless muck people scrape from their shoes. You only get one life and you are wasting yours. That's a terrible shame. I doubt you will ever know what it is to be truly happy, to achieve anything of worth, to have genuine pride in yourself. You bring it all on yourself, and I could do no worse to you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

I am dead. Only vengeance can restore me! Only victory can return my life to me!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Truth has advocates who seek understanding," Richard said. "Corrupt ideas have miserable little fanatics who attempt to enforce their beliefs through intimidation and brutality... through faith. Savage force is faith's obedient servant. Violence on an apocalyptic scale can only be born of faith because reason, by its very nature, disarms senseless cruelty. Only faith thinks to justify it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Create a better idea of what the key should be. One that makes more sense to people, so that they believe in the diversion we create.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

But in the end, we can’t live our lives by ‘what if’ and ‘if only.’ We can only do the best we can to the best of our ability based on what we know. That’s why the truth is so important.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

I add my oath of protection to the bone,' he said in a whisper. 'To you now and to any child you may bear in the future. I would trade no day I spend with you for a life of safe slavery. I accepted the post of Seeker of my own free will. And if Darken Rahl takes the whole world into madness, then we will die with a sword in our hands, not chains on our wings. We will not allow it to be easy for them to kill us; they will pay a high price. We will fight with our last breath if need be, and in our death, let us inflict a wound on him that will fester until it claims him.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Terry Goodkind

In the end, people believed what they wanted to believe. The truth had very little to do with it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

If you care about yourself, you should care about learning - even learning simple things. You come to have pride in yourself only by accomplishing things, even from fixing some old stairs...Others can't grant you self-respect, even others who care about you. You have to earn self-respect yourself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Eliminate the tyranny of magic from mankind.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Terry Goodkind

loyalty is earned, my dear, not commanded.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Terry Goodkind

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

The sun has already set on the days we made those choices. We must concentrate on what we can do tomorrow; we can't relive yesterday.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Not everyone is willing to embrace liberty; liberty requires not just effort, but risk. Some people choose to delude themselves and see their chains as protective armor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

We reap a reward merely in the act of helping others. We never know how, or if, that reward will come back to us. Helping is the reward; none other is needed nor better.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Terry Goodkind

To love another, you must first love yourself. Love yourself, Magda, so you can love him. Love yourself enough to let your memories of me ease away from closing your heart. Love yourself enough to know that you deserve happiness." - Barracus

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Emotions are the sums created by details, whether those details are true or not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

People are stupid... They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they're afraid it might be true.