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Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time, #6) Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
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“Often you don't know whether a woman is friend, enemy or lover until it is too late. Sometimes, she is all three.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“One more dance along the razor's edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Give me your trust, said the Aes Sedai.
On my shoulders I support the sky.
Trust me to know and to do what is best,
And I will take care of the rest.
But trust is the color of a dark seed growing.
Trust is the color of a heart's blood flowing.
Trust is the color of a soul's last breath.
Trust is the color of death.

Give me your trust said the queen on her throne,
for I must bear the burden alone.
Trust me to lead and to judge and to rule, and no man will think you a fool.
But trust is the sound of the grave-dog's bark.
Trust is the sound of betrayal in the dark.
Trust is the sound of a soul's last breath.
Trust is the sound of death.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
tags: trust
Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made. Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades. What was asked is given; the price is paid.
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“A man falling off a cliff to certain death will stretch out a hand even to his worst enemy.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Burn you, Nerim, that's a leg not a bloody side of beef!"
"As my lord says," Nerim murmured. "My lord's leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my lord, for instructing me.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“What is too absurd to be believed is believed because it is too absurd to be a lie.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Women do not become exhausted they only exhaust others.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
tags: women
“The lions sing and the hills take flight. The moon by day, and the sun by night. Blind woman, deaf man, jackdaw fool. Let the Lord of Chaos rule.

-chant from a children's game heard in Great Arvalon, the Fourth Age”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Bashere shrugged, grinning brhind his grey-streaked moustaches, "When I first slept in a saddle, Muad Cheade was Marshal-General. The man was as mad as a hare in spring thaw. Twice every day he searched his bodyservant for poison, and he drank nothing but vinegar and water which he claimed was sovereign against the poison the fellow fed him, but he ate everything the man prepared for as long as I knew him. Once he had a grove of oaks chopped down because they were looking at him. And then insisted they be given decent funerals; he gave the oration. Do you have any idea how long it takes to dig graves for twenty-three oak trees?" "Why didn't somebody do something? His Family?" "Those not as mad as him, or madder, were afraid to look at him sideways. Tenobia's father wouldn't have let anyone touch Cheade anyway. He might have been insane, but he could outgeneral anyone I ever saw. He never lost a battle. He never even came close to losing.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Some said Delana was sucessful as a mediator because both sides would agree just to make her stop staring at them.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Belief and order give strength. Have to clear rubble before you can build.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
tags: order
“Almost everyone stopped when he did, but Enaila and Jalani exchanged glances and kept on right past him toward the garden. He raised his voice a fraction and hardened it considerably more. “The Maidens here will come with me. Anyone who wants to put on a dress and discuss matchmaking can stay behind.”
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Bashere motioned, and one of the younger Saldaeans loped ahead in that rolling stride of a man more used to a saddle. “A man must know when to retreat from a woman,” Bashere said to the air, “but a wise man knows that sometimes he must stand and face her.”

“Young men,” Bael said indulgently. “A young man chases shadows and runs from moonlight, and in the end he stabs himself in the foot with his own spear.” Some of the other Aiel chuckled, Maidens and Knife Hands alike. The older ones did.

Irritated, Rand looked over his shoulder again. “Neither of you would look well in a dress.” Surprisingly, the Maidens and Knife Hands laughed again, more loudly. Maybe he was getting a grip on Aiel humor.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Let most men have a finger and they will have the whole hand before you know. Let a clan cheif have a finger and he will have the entire arm.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
tags: men, women
“Bound by the Oath against lying, Aes Sedai [carry] the half-truth, the quarter-truth and the implication to arts.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
tags: lying
“A man without trust might as well be dead.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Until you can, remember this. We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Cheer the bull, or cheer the bear; cheer both, and you will be trampled and eaten.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“People are people, low or high.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“May we see the sun rise together, shade of my heart.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“They will pay. I am the Lord of the Morning”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“What can’t be changed must be endured.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“At least Aielwomen did not walk around with their noses in the air, or think you should jump just because they said so. Of course, some of their games were on the rough side, and they did have the habit of trying to kill you now and again.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“the world had to be faced as it was, not as you wished it to be”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“Never make a plan without knowing as much as you can of the enemy. Never be afraid to change your plans when you receive new information. Never believe you know everything. And never wait to know everything.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“I told you to make weapons, Taim. Show me just how deadly they are. Disperse the Shaido. Break them.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“If the world is ending, a woman will want time to fix her hair. If the world’s ending, a woman will take time to tell a man something he’s done wrong.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“We are going to tickle some Aes Sedai under the chin, rescue a mule, and put a snip-nosed girl on the Lion Throne. Oh, yes. That’s Aviendha. Don’t look at her crosswise, or she’ll try to cut your throat and probably slit her own by mistake.”
Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos

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