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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 17
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:25:43 pm »
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In terror, all men throw up their hands and turn aside their faces.  Remember, Tratta, always preserve the face!  For that is where you are.
- THROSEANIS, TRIAMIS IMPERATOR

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The Poet will yield up his stylus only when the Geometer can explain how Life can at once a point and a line.  How can all time, all creation, come to the now?  Make no mistake: this moment, the instant of this very breath, is the frail thread from which all creation hangs.
that men dare to be thoughtless...
- TERES ANSANSIOUS, THE CITY OF MEN

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 16
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:21:14 pm »
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Men never resemble one another so much as when asleep or dead.
- OPPARITHA, ON THE CARNAL

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The arrogance of the Inrithi waxed bright in the days following Anwurat.  Though the sober-minded demanded they press the attack, the great majority clamoured for respite.  They thought the Fanim doomed just as they thought them doomed after Mengedda.  But while the Men of the Tusk tarried, the Padirajah plotted.  He would make the world his shield.
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 15
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:17:34 pm »
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Where the holy take men for fools, the mad take the world
- PROTATHIS, THE GOAT'S HEART

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 14
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:16:25 pm »
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It is the difference in knowledge that commands respect.  This is why the true test of every student lies in the humiliation of his master
- GOTAGGA, THE PRIMA ARCANATA

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The children here play with bones instead of sticks, and whenever I see them, I cannot but wonder whether the humeri they brandish are faithful or heathen
Heathen, I should think, for the bones seem bent
- ANONYMOUS, LETTER FROM ANWURAT

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 13
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:13:11 pm »
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Men are forever pointing at others, which is why I always follow the knuckle and not the nail
- ONTILLAS, ON THE FOLLY OF MEN

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A day with no noon,
A year with no fall,
Love is forever new,
Or love is not at all
- ANONYMOUS "ODE TO THE LOSS OF LOSSES"

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 12
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:57:39 pm »
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...the ends of the earth shall be wracked by the howls of the wicked, and the idols shall be cast down and shattered, stone against stone.  And the demons of the idolaters shall hold open their mouths, like starving lepers, for no man living answer their outrageous hunger.
- 16:4:22, THE WITNESS OF FANE

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Though you lose you soul, you shall win the world
- MANDATE CATECHISM

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 11
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:53:48 pm »
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If all human events possess purpose, then all human deeds possess purpose.  And yet when men vie with men, the purpose of no man comes to fruition: the result always falls somewhere in between.  The purpose of deeds, then, cannot derive from the purposes of men, because all vie with all men.  This means the deeds of men must be willed by something other than men.  From this it follows that we are all slaves.
Who then is our Master?
- MEMGOWA, THE BOOK OF DIVINE ACTS

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What is practicality but one moment betrayed for the next?
- TRIAMIS I, JOURNALS AND DIALOGUES

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 10
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:25:32 pm »
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Love is lust made meaningful.  Hope is hunger made human
- AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN

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How does one learn innocence?  How does one teach ignorance?  For to be them is to know them not.  And yet they are the immovable point from the compass of life swings, the measure of all crime and compassion, the rule of all wisdom and folly.  They are the Absolute
- ANONYMOUS, THE IMPROMPTA

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 9
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:22:21 pm »
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One can look into the future, or one can look at the future.  The latter is by far the more instructive.
- AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN

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If one doubts that passion and reason govern the fate of nations, one need only look to meetings between the Great.  Kings and emperors are unused to treating with equals, and are often excessively relived or repelled as a result.  The Nilnameshi have a saying, "When princes meet, they either find brothers or themselves," which is to say, either peace or war.
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

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The Almanac: PON Edition / other readers
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:17:02 pm »
http://www.jmd-reid.com/rereads/

Looks like someone else is having a re-read :D

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 8
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:34:47 pm »
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All men are greater than dead men
- AINONI PROVERB

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Every monumental work of the State is measured by cubits.  Every cubit is measured by the length of the Aspect-Emperor's arm.  And the Aspect-Emperor's arm, they say, stands beyond measure.  But I say the Aspect-Emperor's is measured by the length of a cubit, and that all cubits are measured by the works of the State. Not even the All stands beyond measure, for it more than what lies within it, and "more" is a kind of measure. Even the God has His cubits
- IMPHARRAS, PSUKALOGUES

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 7
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:30:36 pm »
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Sleep, when deep enough, is indistinguishable from vigilance
- SORAINAS, THE BOOK OF CIRCLES AND SPIRALS

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 6
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:29:03 pm »
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One sorceror, the ancients say, is worth a thousand warriors in battle and ten thousand sinners in Hell
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

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When shields become crutches, and swords become canes, some hearts are put to rout.
When wives become plunder, and foes become thanes, all hope has guttered out
- ANONYMOUS, "LAMENT FOR THE CONQUERED"

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 5
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:25:23 pm »
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Why must I conquer, you ask?  War makes clear.  Life or Death.  Freedom or Bondage.  War strikes the sediment from the water of life.
- TRIAMIS I, JOURNALS AND DIALOGUES

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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TWP Chapter 4
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:26:57 pm »
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No decision is so fine as to not bind us to its consequences.  No consequences is so unexpected as to absolve us of our decisions.  Not even death.
- XIUS, THE TRUCIAN DRAMAS

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It seems a strange thing to recall these events, like waking to find I had narrowly missed a fatal fall in the darkness.  Whenever I think back, I'm filled with wonder that I still live, and with horror that I still travel by night
- DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, THE COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

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