He himself didn't see it as exceptionally altruistic, because he had understood one can't be truly happy in isolation or, worse, among unhappy people. The best protection against danger, unhappiness and the sordidness of human existence is to be surrounded by people who love you.
Strangely enough, I don't seem to tolerate food in great quantities or when it is too rich anymore.That's perfectly all right. Most people dig their graves with their own teeth as it is.
Of course he was afraid of war. Only fools are not. Anaxantis was no fool. He was fully prepared to fight, but only as a last resort.
And yet it's there, we witnessed it being lit. And fires once lit have to burn until they spend themselves or someone extinguishes them, Anaxantis said, with some deep regret coating his voice.
War, they say, is the answer of those who have no arguments left.
However, what he wanted was impossible: the serenity of the Gods cannot be achieved by the sword.
...Obyann, you're talking about the Landemere-Ramaldah border dispute of 1416. Damn it, man, that was in the time of our grandfathers.
Let the Gods create the days, and just live through them.
There always seem to be very rich people, no matter how poor the country, Thenoclon said.