Cogs and fire can labor; but only man may think.
– Admonitions, Ianthe Claves-ith-Claves Elinaeth
That which has no price has no value.
– Sayings of Covalan, v. 11.
A dream without action is empty; action without a dream is futile.
– commentaries on Cálíäh
Pride is oft expensive; but who would live cheaply?
– Empress Celina I, 2292-2595
A gift freely given ornaments a hall; but an obligation met digs its foundations.
– traditional proverb of Telírvess
The sword slays swiftly; but the bent knee kills forever.
– saying of the philosopher Arlannath
Many cherished ideas burn in the fire of truth, but all that does, should.
– Sung Iliastren, the Father of Science, in “On the Verification of Knowledge”
All peace rests upon cunning words, shared coins, and ready blades.
– Muravani Quelestrios, Minister of State and Outlands
Seek not answers from the gods; ask them only for the right questions.
– saying quoted from “Life of the Seeress Merriéle”
To be good, aspire to the person your friends conceive you to be; but to be great, aspire to the person your bandal conceives you to be.
– traditional proverb of Alatia and Cestia
Three things make a home: walls around it, fires to warm it, and food for all within.
– traditional, source unknown
Be bold, but backed up!
– now-proverbial original advertising slogan of Crystal Flame, ICC