I'm afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can't be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.

— Terry Goodkind

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If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.

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The Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid;

given proper motivation almost anyone will believe almost anything.

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We reap a reward merely in the act of helping others.

We never know how, or if, that reward will come back to us. Helping is the reward; none other is needed nor better.

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Terry Goodkind quote If the road is easy, you're likely going

If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.

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Once you place that crown of liar on your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.

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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.

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Charity, if you have the means, is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery.

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Terry Goodkind quote If the road is easy, you're likely going

If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.

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If you care about yourself, you should care about learning - even learning simple things. You come to have pride in yourself only by accomplishing things, even from fixing some old stairs...Others can't grant you self-respect, even others who care about you. You have to earn self-respect yourself.

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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.

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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.

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In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves.

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Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don't think for themselves; they only think about themselves.

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The mice think they are right, but my cat eats them anyways.

This is the point, reality is nothing, perception is everything.

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About Terry Goodkind

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

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There is nothing that exists that has only one side.

Even a piece of paper, thin as it is, has two sides.

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Wizard's Tenth Rule Willfully turning aside from the truth is treason to one's self.

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It does the sheep no good to preach the goodness of a diet of grass, if the wolves are of a different mind.

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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.

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I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'.

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The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking.

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Wizard's Second Rule The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.

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Emotions are the end result, the sum, of things learned

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I had to live this long, have the experiences I've had, to create what I do.

I knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be ready so I wouldn't blow it. The move to Maine was the final step.

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History is rarely made by reasonable men.

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

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Cara burst into a hearty laugh. She clapped Richard on the back as he walked passed. "I like her, Lord Rahl. You may keep her.

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...Wizard's Fifth Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.

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Think of the solution, not the problem

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Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be.

[it's a good point - pretty hard to argue with that sort of logic really isn't it!

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Her green eyes came unafraid to his. The connection was so intense that it threatened to drain his sense of self. He felt that he had always known her, that she had always been a part of him, that her needs were his needs.

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There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.

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We can't live our lives according to what might have been. We have to live by what is.

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One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes.

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Wizard's Ninth Rule A contradiction can not exist in reality. Not in part, nor in whole.

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Kahlan guide me. Kahlan teach me. Kahlan protect me. In your light I thrive. In your mercy I am sheltered. In your wisdom I am humbled. I live only to love you. My life is yours.

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Those who have come here to hate should leave now; for in their hate, they only betray themselves.

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To question me onceis a simple mistake, Lieutenant. Twice is treason. We execute traitors.-Kahlan

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Knowledge is a destination. Truth, the journey.

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

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Celebrating faith over reason is merely a way of denying what is, in favor of embracing any whim that strikes your fancy.

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Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same person. We are not our bodies; we are our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are, and create the reality of our existence.

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But in the end, we can’t live our lives by ‘what if’ and ‘if only.

’ We can only do the best we can to the best of our ability based on what we know. That’s why the truth is so important.

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Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind.

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When you insist someone submit to your will, it is accomplished most easily if you give them a small victory so they can retain their dignity while they do as you insist. ~ Kahlan Mother Confessor

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Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.

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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.

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I never could understand why some writers treat women as helpless.

Every woman I know is strong in her own unique way.

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I will have to admit, though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way.

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If God is so powerful, can he create a rock which he cannot lift?

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I’m warning you, stay back! This sword has magic.

' 'Magic!' the dragon gasped in mock fright. It put a claw to its breast. 'Oh, please, brave man, don’t slay me with your magic sword!

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