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These are all the proverbs from Velgarth that I could find, but I might have missed some.


From Valdemar:

Never argue with a Healer.
Might-have-beens don't mend the broken pot.
There is no "one true way".
Do not keep the ox who threshes your grain from filling his belly as he works. (the Book of One)
No one honors a saint on his hearthstone. (the Book of One)
That love is most true that thinks of the pain of others before its own (the Book of One)
Pride shall earn equal humiliation. (the Book of One)
The tempest ruined the orchard, but applewood makes a sweet fire.


Never look behind you, there may be an arrow gaining.
A neat and clean dwelling place is the sign of a disturbed mind.
It is easier to beg pardon than get permission.
The quail that escapes is always fatter than the one you catch.

You shouldn't attempt to teach a goat to sing. It will waste your time, hurt your ears, and annoy the goat.

We can do this. (hertasi motto)


Long farewells give time for the enemy to aim.
Friendly fire, isn't.
Knowledge is always the best weapon against tyrants.
The best attack is one no one sees coming.
What is prepared for never occurs.
The man who flies a falcon has puncture wounds all over his fist from nervous talons. The man who flies a goshawk has an arm that is white to the elbow because he never dares go without his gauntlet. And the man who flies a hawkeagle is the one with the eyepatch. (how to tell what a falconer flies)


Who is wisest, says least.
Life is attention to both the large and the small. Pay heed to the sun, but watch your feet or you'll fall ingloriously on your nose.


You cannot have a battle without getting your fur in a mess.
You know how fierce the fighting was by how long it take to clean up after.


If it gets caught, it deserves to be eaten.
May you live in interesting times.
No arrow shot at a target is ever wasted, no matter how many break.


A fighter rests when he can
When the wind blows folk out of Valdemar, prepare for heavy weather


An enemy's nose is always keener than your own.
Love must live free.
Proud is the Clanchief. Prideful is the Clanchief of a two-member Clan.
That was then, this is now, the moment is never the same twice.
Find your enemy's enemy.
There is room in the universe for every way.
No disaster without some benefit.
You do not hobble you hound, your horse, your hawk, or your she'enedran.
Plans, like eggs, are best at the freshest.
You can put a hawk in a songbird's cage, but it's still a hawk.
Be careful what you ask for, you may get it.
No learning, no knowledge is ever wasted.
What good is seeing the wonders of the world when you're too saddle-sore to enjoy them?
A slighted friend is more dangerous than an enemy.
Friendly fire, isn't.
Don't make judgement calls; you might find yourself on the other end of one.
It is not wise to dispute the decisions of the Powers. They have more ways of enforcement than you have of escape.
Plans are always subject to change.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Just because you feel certain an enemy is lurking behind every bush, it doesn't follow that you are wrong.
It is no boast when it is fact.
When you do not like the fight, change the rules.
No one has lived who has not been a fool as least once.
Home should be in your heart.
Anything can be used as a weapon in a case of desperation.
The swordsworn seldom miss their marks. The Leshy'a Kal'enedral, never.
There is no such thing as coincidence, only mortals who have not fought the winds of fate.
Where do you hide a red fish? In a pond full of other red fish.
It is easier to believe in grain than spirits.
Never throw your best knife at your foe.
May you get exactly what you deserve. (curse)
May your life be eventful.
Every gift carries the hope for an exchange.
Know where all the exits are.
Never sit with your back to the door.
Watch the reflections.
Watch the shadows.
Keep your hands free and your weapons loose.
Never sit down to eat with your sword at your side--strap it to your back for a faster draw.
Better an honest enemy than a feigned friend.
The best plans never survive the first engagement with the enemy.
Use the whip to get the horses out of the burning stable.
Half of being clever is making certain you are not being stupid.
Most battle plans do not survive the initial encounter with the enemy.
The road to disasters is ordered by the righteous, planned by the well-meaning and paved with their good intentions.
To treat a person like a carpet, it is necessary that one do all the walking, and one allow himself to be walked on.
It takes a mule to repeat a mule's bray.
Every scar is a lesson remembered.
Professionals are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.
War respects no one's boundaries that are not guarded