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Sunday’s Wisdom #426: Sacrifice is Difficult

“It wouldn’t be much of a sacrifice if it wasn’t difficult, now would it?” – Sir Lieutenant Hugh Madigan, Into the Storm The Malcontents, by Larry Correia The exact context of this quote involves a sermon which one of Madigan’s … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #419: What to Do With the World

“Or, you could take the world as you find it, broken and jagged and weak, and you could step right into the midst of it. Take what it is and spend yourself making it what it should be.” – Flibbet … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #415: We Must Stop Moping

“I’d been feeling sorry for myself, which is about the most useless thing you can feel: it doesn’t do a damned thing for you. You don’t feel any better, you don’t get any better, and you’re too busy moping to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #414: Care vs Control

“It was his nature, man and beast, to take care of the people around him. When he was courting Mercy, he’d come to the reluctant understanding that taking control of her life – and and maybe especially for her own … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #393: We Must Answer with Resolve

“The unnamed soldier is a gift. The named soldier – dead, melted wax – demands a response among the living… a response no one can make. Names are no comfort, they’re a call to answer the unanswerable.” – from Deadhouse … Continue reading

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The Diamond Eye is a Treasure

This is one of those jewels, those diamonds you find in the sand and can’t help but be so excited that you talk about it with your friends. That’s how I heard of it, from a friend, and now I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #390: Undeniable Love

“No matter how brief a child’s life, the love of the parents is a power that should not be denied. And know this… it is immune to imperfection.” – Karsa Orlong, House of Chains Malazan Book of the Fallen, by … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #389: To Know is to See

“Knowledge only makes the eyes see what was there all along.” – Cotillion, House of Chains The Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I recall a moment from my time at college. The discussion between students and teacher … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #388: The Peril of Success

“Success breeds contempt for those very qualities which purchased it.” – Onrack T’emlava, House of Chains Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I usually go into lots of context with my quotes. This one, I am not even … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #387: Give Love Freely

“Compassion is priceless in the truest sense of the word. It must be given freely. In abundance.” – Itkovian Otanthalian, Memories of Ice Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I was going to share this quote last week, … Continue reading

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