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Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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A man was defined not by his flaws, but by how he overcame them.

Failures & MistakesBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Well of Ascension
 
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"I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword."
She raised an eyebrow.
"Sharp as hell," Lightsong said, "but lacking a point."

DiscussionsBrandon Sanderson in Warbreaker
 
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Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity.

FoolishnessBrandon Sanderson in Warbreaker
 
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It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time... the losses are what define a man's faith.

Losing & DefeatBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Well of Ascension
 
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Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.

Self-ConfidenceBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Hero of Ages
 
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You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way.

Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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But you can't kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that one thing you've never been able to kill, no matter how hard you try. I am hope.

Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.

WomenBrandon Sanderson in Warbreaker
 
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As I fear not a child with a weapon he cannot lift, I will never fear the mind of a man who does not think.

Thinking, IntelligenceBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.

HopeBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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A woman's strength should not be in her role, whatever she chooses to be, but in the power to choose that role.

Women's RightsBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.

ExpectationsBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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"How do you 'accidentally' kill a noble man in his own mansion?"
"With a knife in the chest. Or, rather, a pair of knives in the chest..."

Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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Faith means that it doesn't matter what happens. You can trust that somebody is watching. Trust that somebody will make it all right.

FaithBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Hero of Ages
 
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If you give up what you want most for what you think you should want more, you'll end up miserable.

Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Hero of Ages
 
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"That's the funny thing about arriving somewhere, Vin," he said with a wink. "Once you're there, the only thing you can really do is leave again."

WanderlustBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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Books have great value, actions have greater value.

Taking actionBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Well of Ascension
 
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Men rarely see their own actions as unjustified.

Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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"The question," she replied, "is not whether you will love, hurt, dream, and die. It is what you will love, why you will hurt, when you will dream, and how you will die. This is your choice. You cannot pick the destination, only the path."

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
But that does not mean that I walked alone.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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"I will take responsibility for what I have done," Dalinar whispered. "If I must fall, I will rise each time a better man."

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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This world, it is a tempest sometimes. But remember, the sun always rises again.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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As long as you keep trying, there's a chance. When you give up? That's when the dream dies.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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And Vin liked solitude. When you're alone, no one can betray you.

Solitude & Being AloneBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
 
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To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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In my painful experience, the truth may be simple, but it is rarely easy.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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The world isn't fair? What a huge revelation! Some people in power abuse those they have power over? Amazing! When did this start happening?

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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Words are where most change begins.

WordsBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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"I don't talk to myself because I'm crazy."
"No?"
"I do it because I'm awesome."

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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One can believe in a story without believing it happened.

StoriesBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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In the end, I must proclaim that no good can be achieved of false means. For the substance of our existence is not in the achievement, but in the method.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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Plan every battle as if you will inevitably retreat, but fight every battle like there is no backing down.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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Expectation wasn't just about what people expected of you. It was about what you expected of yourself.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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"Ah, the outdoors," Shallan said. "I visited that mythical place once."

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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Aim for the sun. That way if you miss, at least your arrow will fall far away, and the person it kills will likely be someone you don't know.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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All stories told have been told before. We tell them to ourselves, as did all men who ever were. And all men who ever will be. The only things new are the names.

StoriesBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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"The only time you seem honest is when you're insulting someone!"
"The only honest things I can say to you are insults."

Dump-Quotes, Funny InsultsBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate.

CandlesBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service.

StrengthBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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An excuse is what you make after the deed is done, while a justification is what you offer before.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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But merely being tradition does not make something worthy, Kadash. We can't just assume that because something is old it is right.

TraditionBrandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Oathbringer
 
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Two blind men waited at the end of an era, contemplating beauty.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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I like visiting people in prison. I can say whatever I want to them, and they can't do anything about it.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - Words of Radiance
 
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Can you feel it? Something just changed. I believe that's the sound the world makes when it pisses itself.

Brandon Sanderson in The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings
 
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Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.

HumanityGeorge Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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