The second rule is that the greatest harm can result from the best intentions. It sounds a paradox but kindness and good intentions can be an insidious path to destruction. Sometimes doing what seems right is wrong and can cause harm.
More Quotes from Terry Goodkind:Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
Every person's life is theirs by right. An individuals life can and must only belong to himself, no to any society or community, or he is then but a slave. No one can deny another person their right to their life, nor seize by force what is produced by someone else, because that is stealing their means to sustain their life. It is treason against mankind to hold a knife to a man's throat and dictate how he must live his life. No society is more important than the individuals who compose it, or else you ascribe supreme importance, not to man, but to any notion that strikes the fantasy of that society at a never ending cost of lives. Reason and reality are the only means to just laws mindles wishes, if given sovereignty, become deadly masters.
Never let a beautiful woman pick your path for you when there is a man in her line of sight.
I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier.
After the book took off, I bought a whole new wardrobe.
I hate telling that story to people who've been struggling for years.
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George Bernard Shaw
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.