Very little worth knowing is taught by fear.
More Quotes from Robin Hobb:That is the trick of good government. To make folk desire to live in such a way that there is no need for its intervention.
One had a knife. But I had a staff and was trained to use it.
When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead.
When considering a man's motives, remember you must not measure his wheat with your bushel. He may not be using the same standard at all. ~ The Fool to Fritz in Assassin's Apprentice
Nothing takes the heart out of a man more than the expectation of failure.
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Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
George William Russell