Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.

— Robert Jordan

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Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.

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Loial, son of Arent, son of Halen, had secretly always wanted to be hasty.

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The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.

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You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong.

A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.

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When you wish for so long that you could hear something, and then suddenly, with no warning, you do, it is like a lightning strike and rain on parched ground at the same time. You're stunned, but you cannot hear enough.

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I will hate the man you choose because he isn't me, and love him if he makes you smile.

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Time to toss the dice

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The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.

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He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.

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You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.

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The only man completely at peace is a man without a navel.

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The fact that the price must be paid is proof it is worth paying.

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About Robert Jordan

Quotes 309 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

Let most men have a finger and they will have the whole hand before you know.

Let a clan cheif have a finger and he will have the entire arm.

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The Creator made women to please the eye, and to boggle the mind.

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There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.

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A jealous wife is like a hornets' nest in your mattress

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Trust is as slippery as a basket of eels sometimes.

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To fight the raven you may make alliance with the serpent until the battle is done.

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Fantasy is an area where it is possible to talk about right and wrong, good and evil, with a straight face. In mainstream fiction and even in a good deal of mystery, these things are presented as simply two sides of the same coin. Never really more than a matter of where you happen to be standing.

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Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made. Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades. What was asked is given; the price is paid.

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A crafty enemy will set a weak ambush you are meant to break through.

Confident because you have dealt with the threat, your guard relaxed, you walk into the second, stronger ambush.

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Always leave a way out, unless you really want to find out how hard a man can fight when he’s nothing to lose.

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Belief and order give strength. Have to clear rubble before you can build.

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Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you're alive.

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There are things worth fighting for.

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Never think I have abandoned you. When the sun shines on you, it is my smile. When you hear the breeze stir through the apple blossoms, it is my whisper that I love you. My love is yours forever.

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You're not asking me to guess the mind of Matrim Cauthon, are you?" Elayne asked. "I'm convinced that Mat only acts simple so that people will let him get away with more.

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Thank you," the young mother said again.

"Thank you." "The Black Tower protects," Logain heard himself say. "Always." "I will send him to you to be tested when he is of age," the woman promised, holding her son. "I would have him join you, if he has the talent." The talent. Not the curse. The talent.

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Women," Mat declared as he rode Pips down the dusty, little-used road, "are like mules." He frowned. "Wait. No. Goats. Women are like goats. Except every flaming one thinks she's a horse instead, and a prize racing mare to boot. Do you understand me, Talmanes?" "Pure poetry, Mat," Talmanes said, tamping the tabac down into his pipe.

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A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool.

We are all fools if we live long enough.

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If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.

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Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?

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Men always believe they are in control of everything around them.

When they find out they are not, they think they have failed, instead of learning a simple truth women already know.

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By the way, I saved Moiraine. Chew on that as you try to decide which of the two of us is winning." -Mat

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Always plan for the worst, child; that way, all your surprises will be pleasant ones.

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There is some delight in ale and wine And some in girls with ankles fine But my delight, yes always mine Is to dance with Jak O’ the Shadows We will toss the dice however they fall And snuggle the girls be they short or tall Then follow Lord Mat whenever he calls To dance with Jak O’ the Shadows.

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Why, that's like being told to go up in the hills to find lions, only you do not know whether there are any lions, but if there are, they may be hunting you, and they may be disguised as bushes. Oh, and if you find any lions, try not to let them eat you before you can tell where they are. -Elayne

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I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile. No woman deserves the sure knowledge of widow’s black as her brideprice, you least of all.

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My mother always told me the best way to learn to deal with a man was to learn to ride a mule. She said they have about equal brains most of the time. Sometimes the mule is smarter.

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Til shade is gone, til water is gone Into the shadow with teeth bared Screaming defiance with the last breath To spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.

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On the heights, all paths are paved with daggers. -Old Seanchan saying

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Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.

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A flapping tongue has killed more men than sudden storms ever did.

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A man must know when to retreat from a woman, but a wise man knows that sometimes he must stand and face her.

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Women often seemed to leave things unsaid, and in his limited experience it was what they did not say that proved the most trouble.

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If the world is ending, a woman will want to fix her hair.

If the world's ending, a woman will take the time to tell a man something he's done wrong.

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Storms rumble beyond the horizon, and the fires of heaven purge the earth.

There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death.

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All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.

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Do not trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

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