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Sunday’s Wisdom #299: Life is Not Safe

“Life is not safe. A man might spend his whole time on earth staying safe in a basement, and in the end, he still dies like everyone else.” – Thomas Hao, Frost Burned Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs Thomas Hao … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #296: Take Responsibility

“You do as you have always done – blame others for your transgressions. And in doing so, you reap the same reward – nothing.” – Khalid Ibn al-Rashid, The Rose and the Dagger This is another of those quotes that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #295: We Need Hope

“Even the spirits of men and women who would stand up to outright torture can be crushed by enough prolonged hopelessness.” – Commodore Honor Harrington, Echoes of Honor Honor Harrington Series, by David Weber When Honor says this, she is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #294: It’s Our Power

“Power appeared to be something that a ruler had, the she held, that she had taken from the people. The appearance was false. Power was something people gave, gave willingly, even if they didn’t know it, even if they resented … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #293: We Are All Closed-Minded

“A person could be anything she wanted… so long as what she wanted to be came off the menu of choices approved by the planet’s social – and economic – consensus, and everyone was so damned smug about how superior … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #287: Blinding Anger

“You get so furious with them that you wind up climbing onto your high moral horse so you can ride them under the hooves of your righteous fury. But when you close your knight errant’s helmet, the visibility through that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #286: What Mothers Do

“She had half-convinced herself that through love, and care, and unending vigilance, she could keep all harm from the fat, fretful child, this tiny inarticulate being that meant more to her than her own heart.” – from The Last Mortal … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #284: Our Choices Are Ours

“I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I require any slave to be that heroic, that self-sacrificing. But I have, by God, known slaves who were that heroic, and I know the tales of the ones who … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #283: Life Goes On

“Yet life went on. People still needed to work, to eat.” – from Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan This little observation is made by Inspector Adamat as he sees his city and his nation caught in a massive upheaval, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #282: Honesty is the Best Policy

“I don’t like lies… Not even lies of omission. Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.” – Bran Cornick, Moon Called Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs The first book in the Mercy … Continue reading

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