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By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Love is a passion for life shared with another person. You fall in love with a person who you think is wonderful. It's your deepest appreciation of the value of that individual, and that individual is a reflection of what you value most in life. Love, for sound reasons, can be one of life's greatest rewards.

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 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

Culture carries no privilege to exist. Cultures do not have value simply because they are. Some cultures, the world is better off without.

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 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Nothing marks a man's character better than his attraction to intelligence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Never let a beautiful woman pick your path for you when there is a man in her line of sight

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

I felt like I'd been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Avoir de la compassion pour les coupables revient à trahir les innocents.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Everyone makes mistakes. How a person deals with their mistakes is a mark of their character.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

sometimes people were simply stupid, and there was no fixing stupid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

A book is read one page at a time. A shelf is read one book at a time. A library is read one shelf at a time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid

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 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 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

I never could understand why some writers treat women as helpless. Every woman I know is strong in her own unique way.

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 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

There were those who loved liberty, who cried out to live their own lives, to strive, to rise above, to achieve, and those bent on the mindless equality of stagnation brought about through the enforcement of an artificial, arbitrary, gray uniformity--those who wanted to transcend through their own effort, and those who wanted others to think for them and were willing to pay the ultimate price.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Eliminate the tyranny of magic from mankind.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Terry Goodkind

You mean that it’s not only what he does that makes him dangerous, but also what he feels justified in doing?

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

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Reasons are the spoils of victory. When you've destroyed the enemy, then your leaders write down the reasons in books, and give moving speeches about them. If you've done your job, then there aren't any of the enemy left to dispute your leader's reasons. At least not until the next war.

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 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Only those you trust can betray you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Magic intensifies and concentrates passions, strengthening not only joy, but ruinous passions as well, and in this way they may become obsessions, and unbearable unless released. -Joseph Anders

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Admitting that you do not know something is the first step to learning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

The training of a Mord-Sith takes years - to learn to handle the pain. I guess it's also why only women are Mord-Sith, men are too weak.

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

Wizard's Fourth Rule There is magic in sincere forgiveness; in the forgiveness you give, but more so in the forgiveness you receive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Knowledge comes as it will. Life's lessons come at the most surprising times.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing. At least you are smart enough to question. Think of how easy it is to believe, for people who don't question, who don't even know how to question. For most people, it's not the truth that is important, it's the cause. Rahl is intelligent; he has given them a cause.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Everybody knows it. Wizards are supposed to have beards. It's common knowledge.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Terry Goodkind

There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Surprise is sometimes the best advantage a warrior can have.

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 19 Sep

Terry Goodkind

This was the threshold to the place of the dead.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Terry Goodkind

there is no devil," jack said. "we are the devil. the devil is us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Honor is honesty to what is, not blind duty to what you wish to be.

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 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Think of the solution, not the problem

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 15 Sep

Terry Goodkind

You have one Mord-Sith and one Mother Confessor, here, both in very bad moods. I would suggest you not give us an excuse to lose our temper, or we may never find it again in your lifetime." -Kahlan Amnell

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Richard started to walk away. Zedd called his name. He stopped and turned. Just be glad she cares for you as much as she does. If she didn't, she might have touched you." Richard stared back at him a long moment. "I'm afraid, in a way, she already has.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

It is said that the greatest cruelty is drawn from those with the kindest hearts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terry Goodkind

Richard," Kahlan said, "what about Siddin? Weselan and Savidlin will be worried sick over him." Her green eyes gazed deep into his. She leaned closer, and whispered, "And we have unfinished business in the spirit house. I believe there is still an apple there we have yet to finish." Her arm tightened around his waist, and a little twist of a smile came to her lips. The shape of the smile caught his breath in his throat.