Excerpt from “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini

“I have words for both of you.  It’s time I said them as you are entering the world.  Heed them and they will serve you well…

First, let no one rule your mind or body.  Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered.  One may be a free man and yet be bound tighter than a slave.  Give men your ear, but not your heart.  Show respect for those in power, but don’t follow them blindly.  Judge with logic and reason, but comment not.

Consider non your superior, whatever their rank or station in life.  Treat all fairly or they will seek revenge.  Be careful with your money.  Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen…Of the affairs of love…my only advice is to be honest.  That’s you most powerful tool to unlock a heart or gain forgiveness.  That is all I have to say.”

 

~From the book “Eragon”

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~ by cjt on September 22, 2009.

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