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A wise leader cannot and should not keep his word when keeping it is not to his advantage, or when the reasons that made him give it are no longer valid.

- Niccolo Machiavelli

In the ides of midnight, the ebon souls will rise from their graves, and the ebony of death shall clash with the ivory of life.

- Marf, the Dragon Master

Red sky at night, dragon's delight. Red sky in morn, dragons were born.

- Marf, the Dragon Master

The nefarious creatures gathering in the forest are the failed attempts of the necromancer, corrupted souls left to wander the world alone.

- Marf, the Dragon Master

Wars take many lives away. Humans never forget the grief, but they also never stop the fighting. Streams of blood and tears are only an ornament for their destructive ritual.

- Duo Maxwell

Always remember this: If you don't attend the funerals of your friends, they will certainly not attend yours.

- H.L. Mencken

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

- Francois Muriac




I have heard terrible tales of black rains, ashen fields, and metal that screams. I have consoled myself that the tales were a myth of some fevered mind. But today I saw the walker: and now I fear the truth.

- Phyrexian Walker, Wizards of the Coast

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

- Terry Pratchett

Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.

- Terry Pratchett



Those who fear the darkness have no idea what the light can do.

- Katasai Rakshasa

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

- David Richerby


He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.

- Saki

The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear.

- Silvetris

Yes, he was prepared to tolerate the bleakness of all things, of darkness, even nothingness itself, all of this perhaps only to prove that life really isn't worth an effort, that an early VOLUNTARY DEATH is absolutely ALWAYS justified.

- Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows




If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

- Bill Vaughan

It is better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not.

- Phlostigin Verdigris


It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.

- Darrin Weinberg

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

- Steven Weinberg

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

- George F. Will

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.

- Steven Wright