"Whether the wizardry that serves a better end may always prove the stronger, we do not know. We hope."
"My lord, do nothing because it is righteous or praiseworthy or noble to do so; do nothing because it seems good to do so; do only that which you must do and which you cannot do in any other way."
The time might come, indeed, when he could, when he must, put on his father's crown and rule as prince of Enlad. But that seemed a small thing now, and his home a small place, and remote. There was no disloyalty in this. Only his loyalty had grown greater, being fixed upon a greater model and a broader hope.
"It is hard for a dragon to speak plainly. They do not have plain minds."