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I know she comes across as annoying to begin with," he said. "But once youve got to know her a bit better, youll find it makes no difference whatsoever.
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The easiest way to do anything is properly.

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Basic fact of life: no matter how far you run, you always take yourself with you.

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A wise man once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so long as it's not the work they're supposed to be doing.

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The world is full of annoyances, none more infuriating than a fool with a valid point.

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A quiet life," Stheno replied. "You wouldn't think it was a lot to ask."
The Hammer

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Obviously, there's no way of making money that doesn't hurt somebody somewhere, but there are degrees of scale and immediacy. A merchant prince or a banker or a wealthy landowner isn't generally required to take responsibility for the people he cheats, screws and starves; society couldn't function if that were the case.

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Ah". Tzimisces smiled. "Let me guess. Flowery periphrases, back-to-back literary allusions and quotations from thousand-year-old authors. A marked reluctance to use one word when twelve can be jammed in if you sit on the lid.

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Age is irrelevant where two people have deep, sincere feelings for each other.

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When you get to my age, you'll find it's fatally easy to forget to hate all your enemies all the time; and once you've slipped up and not hated one of them, it makes it almost impossibly hard to hate the rest of them.

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Why are there never eighty soldiers around when you need them?

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He took a couple of steps. "I clink," he said. "It's undignified."
"Everybody clinks. It's what soldiers do.

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I don't believe in gods, only in religion.

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Did you ever hear of a place called Sphoe?

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Consider it this way. The present is a split second, so tiny and trivial as to be immaterial. Everything else, everything real and substantial, is a coral reef of dead split seconds, forming the islands and continents of our reality. Every moment is a brick in the wall of the past, building enormous structures that have identity and meaning, cities we live in. The future is wet shapeless clay, the present is so brief it barely exists, but the past houses and shelters us, gives us a home and a name; and the mortar that binds those bricks, that stops them from sliding apart into a nettle-shrouded ruin, is memory.

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I figure a friend has the right to offend you at least once.

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To try and rationalise all this in terms of right, wrong, good, evil, is just naive; the very worst things we do, after all, we do for love, and the very worst pain we feel comes from love. She was right about that. In my opinion, love is the greatest and most enduring enemy, because love gives rise to the memories that kill us, slowly, every day. I think a man who never encounters love might quite possibly live forever. He'd have to, because if he died, who the hell would ever remember him?

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Patient striving with tolerances in the quiet war against error.

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Ah well." Gignomai turned slowly round. "It's not often commented on, but when you stop and think, mercy is the biggest injustice of them all.

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If there's a truth and nobody knows it, is it still true? Or is it like a light burning in a locked, shuttered house that nobody will ever get to see?

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