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There was a time hed heard tales of Dab Sweet and hed stuck thumbs in his belt and chin to the sky and tricked himself that was how his life had been. But the years scraped by hard as ever and he got less and the stories more til they were tales of a man hed never met succeeding at what hed never have dreamed of attempting.
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You have to realistic about these things.

— Joe Abercrombie

Pick your enemies more carefully then your friends, they will be with you longer.

— Joe Abercrombie

Hurray', shouted Glokta. 'Porridge again!'He looked over at the motionless Practical. 'Porridge and honey, better than money, everything's funny, with porridge and honey!

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There are few men with more blood on their hands than me. None, that I know of.
The Bloody-Nine they call me, my enemies, and there's a lot of 'em. Always more enemies, and fewer friends.
Blood gets you nothing but more blood.
It follows me now, always, like my shadow, and like my shadow I can never be free of it.
I should never be free of it.
I've earned it.
I've deserved it.
I've sought it out.
Such is my punishment.

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Honest men are so very rare, they are often mistaken for criminals, for rebels, for madmen. What were your crimes, anyway, but to be different?'
'Robbery the first time, and I served seven years. When they caught me again there were eighty-four counts, with fourteen murders.'
Cosca cocked an eyebrow. 'But we're you truly guilty?'
'Yes'
He frowned for a moment then waved it away. 'Nobody's perfect. Lets leave the past behind us.

— Joe Abercrombie

Some men laugh easily. It makes them winning dinner companions.

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Bravery is the dead man's virtue.

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You can always make enemies of your friends,' said Sumael. 'Making friends of your enemies is harder labor.

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It may be a union in name, but they fight each other tooth and nail. The lowly squabble over trifles. The great wage secret wars for power and wealth, and they call it government. Wars of words, and tricks, and guile, but no less bloody for that. The casualties are many.

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Better next time. That's what life is. Logen

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Mason had just pulled his own knife out, a monster of a thing you could've called a sword without much fear of correction.

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Patience is the parent of success, Stolicus wrote.

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The tree is only as strong as its roots, and knowledge is the root of power.

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Never took an easy path if he thought it was the wrong one. Never stepped back from a fight if he thought it had to be done.

— Joe Abercrombie

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