Let no man, in whatever rank or superiority, control your mind and tell you what to do
Find peace in where and what you are.
The purpose of life is not to do what we want but what needs to be done.
Into the sky to win or die.
Life is both pain and pleasure. If this is the price you must pay for the hours you enjoy, is it too much?
One part brave, three parts fool!
Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.
Perhaps not one religion contains all of the truth of the world. Perhaps every religion contains fragments of the truth, and it is our responsibility to identify those fragments and piece them together.
I always say, better ask forgiveness than permission.
It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this books survives, his ideas live.
The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.
Without fear there cannot be courage.
People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.
Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.
Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?
Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.
You cannot learn what you are made of if you rely on anyone or anything else to help you.
Sometimes there are no answers.
Are not all religions strange to those who stand outside of them?
What is the worth of anything we do? The worth is in the act. Your worth halts when you surrender the will to change and experience life
Whatever you do, protect those you care for. Without them, life is more miserable than you can imagine.
Life is pain… anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something
When someone refuses to tell me a certain piece of information, it only makes me that much more determined to find out the truth. I hate being ignorant. For me, a question unanswered is like a thorn in my side
I didn't think I would ever meet a noble who wasn't corrupt. Now that I have, I find that I prefer them when they're greedy bastards. (Brom to Eragon)
Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.
It's impossible to go through life unscathed. Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments.
From now on you're going to have to think. There's a reason why we're born with brains in our heads, not rocks.
It is foolish to conjure up woe where none exists.
It is a better world. A place where we ate responsible for our actions, where we can be kind to one another because we want to and becauseit is the right thing to do instead of being frightened into behaving by the threat of divine punishment.
The deeds of the children are a testament to the upbringing they received from their parents.
The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist.
Pain is pain. It needs no description.
Death is part of who we are. It guides us. It shapes us. It drives us to madness. Can you still be human if you have no mortal end
The whole of the world could be deduced from the smallest grain of sand, if one studied it closely enough.
I know what we do is right but right doesn't always mean easy.
The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.
Whatever you make, base it upon that which is most important to you. Only then will it have depth and meaning, and only then will it resonate with others.
A negative outlook is more of a handicap than any physical injury.
It got so that when he closed his eyes, letters and words danced in his mind. He thought of little else during that time.