It's a saying they have, that a man has a false heart in his mouth for the world to see, another in his breast to show to his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is never known to anyone except to himself alone, hidden only God knows where.
More Quotes from James Clavell:The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous.
There is no dignity for either the sufferer or the torturer
Trupul nu-i decat o biata coliba pierduta in pustie.
Of what real value is a title? The power is the only important thing
Isn't it only through laughter that we become one with the gods and thus can endure life and can overcome all the horror and waste and suffering here on earth? …Isn't it only through laughter we can stay human?
Isn't man but a blossom taken by wind, and only the mountains and the sea and the stars and this land of the gods everlasting?
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