L.E. Modesitt Jr. Quotes

Deities are invented by fallible and finite beings in the hope and desire to create immortal perfection; unfortunately, such deities only reflect their creators and inspire their followers to similar imperfections.

Minds, like parachutes, function better when open, but, like fists, they strike harder when closed.

Without power, knowledge is useless. without knowledge, faith is tyranny. Without understanding, humanity is blind, and without all four, it is doomed.

Love of another is merely empty flattery and self-deception for one who cannot accept himself without pretense.

To that which is born, death is certain; to that which is dead, birth is certain.

Never mistake law for justice. Justice is an ideal, and law is a tool.

Humans were eventually irrational creatures gifted with the power of rationality.

While every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, Brandon Sanderson’s ELANTRIS does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and well-thought-out fantasy world, with a few nifty twists as well.

No society that places the individual above itself will survive; but neither will any society that places the individual below itself.

Hatred is a form of faith, distilled by passion to remove all rationality.

Most people don’t care who rules, as long as their lives don’t change.

If you do good because you expect to be rewarded, it is greed.