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Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy, #1) Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
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“You do not convince me. You rationalize your actions and because the result is favorable you become right.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“The purpose of debates is to explore issues, not end them.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Fear is an aid to the warrior. It is a small fire burning. It heats the muscles, making us stronger. Panic comes when the fire is out of control, consuming all courage and pride.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Love is not about conquest. The truth is a man can only find true love when he surrenders to it. When he opens his heart to the partner of his soul and says: "Here it is! The very essence of me! It is yours to nurture or destroy.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Odysseus draped the towel over his shoulders and stretched his back. "You remember practicing with wooden swords? All the moves, the blocks, the counters, getting your footwork right, learning how to be in balance always?"
"Of course you were a hard master."
"And you recall the first time you went into a real fight, with blood being shed and the fear of death in the air?"
"I do"
"The moves are the same, but the difference is wider than the Great Green. Love is like that, Helikaon. You can spend time with a whore and laugh and know great pleasure. But when love strikes--- ah, the difference is awesome. You will find more joy in the touch of a hand or the sight of a smile than you could ever experience in a hundred nights of passion with anyone else. The sky will be more blue, the sun more bright. Ah, I am missing my Penelope tonight”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Danger lies in the extreme. A man who is always cruel is evil, a man who is always compassionate will be taken advantage of. It is more a question of balance, or harmony, if you will.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And if we are strong enough - we live with the consequences. To be truthful I am not entirely sure what people mean when they talk of happiness. There are moments of joy and laughter, the comfort of friendship, but enduring happiness? If it exists I have not discovered it.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Never liked Kolanos. Was at a feast with him one time. Never heard him fart at all. Can't trust a man who doesn't fart at a feast.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“In every one of us is the total of all we have ever been, the sullen child, the arrogant youth, the suckling babe. Every fear endured in childhood is lodged somewhere in here.' He tapped his temple. 'And every act of heroism or cowardice, generosity or meanness of spirit.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“A great man once told me there can be no courage without fear”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“War is the enemy of civilization. We cannot grow through war, Xander. It drags us down, filling our hearts with hatred and thoughts of revenge.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“We cannot hide behind high walls, our hearts trembling. For that is not life. We must accept the needs and the duties of each day, and face them one at a time.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Our lives are spent sailing in the mist, hoping for a burst of sunlight that can make sense of who we are.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“Love requires a different kind of courage, Andromache.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
tags: love
“Listen...You could spend a lifetime trying to understand the works of evil men. Their joys are not ours. They love to inflict pain, create suffering, cause harm and death. It empowers them, for beneath the skin they are empty and worthless.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
“One day the enemy will cross the Great Green. They will bring war and tragedy to these eastern lands. Such is the nature of vile men. Yet we cannot live in dread of them. We cannot hide behind these high walls, our hearts trembling. For that is not life. We must accept the needs and the duties of each day, and face them one at a time.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow
tags: fear, life, war
“Be lucky, Xander, and be brave. You will find that bravery and luck are often bedfellows.”
David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow

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