"I kind of lost track of time..."
"For two hours?"
Elend nodded sheepishly. "There were books involved."
"Good men don't become legends," he said quietly.
"Good men don't need to become legends." She opened her eyes, looking up at him. "They just do what's right anyway."
A man was defined not by his flaws, but by how he overcame them.Failures & MistakesBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Well of Ascension
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
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
You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way.Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
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
Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.HopeBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
"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..."
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
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
"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."TravelingBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
Books have great value, actions have greater value.Taking actionBrandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Well of Ascension
Men rarely see their own actions as unjustified.Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire