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Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2) Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
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“The man who must brag for himself knows that no one else will”
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“The fight isn't over until you win.”
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“Thinking is not always...comforting. It is always good, but not always comforting.”
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“Stop thinking of what you intend to do. Stop thinking of what you have just done. Then, stop thinking that you have stopped thinking of those things. Then you will find the Now, the time that stretches eternal, and is really the only time there is.”
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“Not all men are destined for greatness," I reminded him. "Are you sure, Fitz? Are you sure? What good is a life lived as if it made no difference at all to the great life of the world? A sadder thing I cannot imagine. Why should not a mother say to herself, if I raise this child aright, if I love and care for her, she shall live a life that brings joy to those about her, and thus I have changed the world? Why should not the farmer that plants a seed say to his neighbor, this seed I plant today will feed someone, and that is how I changed the world today?”
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“No man is so dangerous as the man who cannot decide what he fears.”
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“Men of passion and vision are often seen as mad.”
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“The fight isn't over until you win it, Fitz. That's all you have to remember. No matter what the other man says.”
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“I have heard it called a dance, I have heard it called a battle. Some men speak of it with a knowing laugh, some with a sneer. I have heard the study market women chuckling over it like hens clucking over bread crumbs; I have been approached by bawds who spoke their wares as boldly as peddlers hawking fresh fish. For myself, I think some things are beyond words. The color blue can only be experienced, as can the scent of jasmine or the sound of a flute. The curve of a warm bared shoulder, the uniquely feminine softness of a breast, the startled sound one makes when all barriers suddenly yield, the perfume of her throat, the taste of her skin are all but parts, and sweet as they may be, they do not embody the whole. A thousand such details still would not illustrate it.”
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“One can only walk so far from one's true self before the bond either snaps, or pulls one back.”
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“Come, hunt with me, the invitation whispers in my heart. Leave the pain behind and let your life be your own again. There is a place where all time is now, and the choices are simple and always your own.
Wolves have no kings.”
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“Wolves have no kings.”
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“Surprise!-FitzChivalry”
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“King Shrewd is expecting me, rather he isn't expecting me, and that is precisely why I must go to him now.”
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“Justice. There's a thing we shall ever thirst after, and ever be parched. No. We content ourselves with law.”
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“Our own ambitions and tasks that we set for ourselves, the framework we attempt to impose upon the world, is no more than a shadow of a tree cast across the snow. It will change as the sun moves, be swallowed in the night, sway with the wind, and when the smooth snow vanishes, it will lie distorted upon the uneven earth. But the tree continues to be. Do you understand that?”
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“I am the King's Fool. He is the King-In-Wating. Let him wait.”
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“You make no sense! You went somewhere to discover your place in history? How can that be? History is what is done and behind us.”

    He shook his head, slowly this time. “History is what we do in our lives. We create it as we go along.” He smiled enigmatically. “The future is another kind of history.”
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“It is like being two foreigners, trapped in a land we have come to, unable to return to our own, and having only each other to confirm the reality of the place we once lived.”
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“- проигрывать бой? - все еще задыхаясь спросил он. - Бой не заканчивается, пока ты его не выиграл, Фитц. Это очень просто запомнить. Независимо от того, что считает другой человек.”
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“De que serve uma vida vivida como se não fizesse qualquer diferença para a grande vida do mundo? Não consigo imaginar coisa mais triste. Porque não haveria uma mãe de dizer de si para si, se criar bem esta criança, se a amar e proteger, ela trará alegria aos qye a rodeiam e assim terei mudado o mundo? Porque não haveria o lavrador que planta uma semente de dizer ao vizinho, esta semente que planto hoje irá alimentar alguém, e é assim que hoje mudo o mundo?”
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