“I do a little reading. Have you heard of Sir Samuel Vimes?”

“There are perhaps twenty thousand laws and regulations relating to the control and governance of the city. My job, unofficially, is to ensure that most of them do not break the laws of nature, society, and—particularly this—those few who really understand what is going on.”

“Sometimes, the truth is not enough. Sometimes, you need an extremely believable lie.”

“People on fire should be on fire for a reason.”

“Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.”

“I endeavor to avoid clichés most of the time.”

“I am a tyrant. But I am a benign tyrant.”

“I believe in freedom, Mr. Lipwig. Not many people do, although they will, of course, protest otherwise.”

“There is a saying that circulated in the revolution: ‘Power to the people.’ I always thought that ‘give the people power’ might be more appropriate.” “The trouble is that you have to work twice as hard to keep something that is old and so still more-or-less useful running than you do to build something new.”

“Any civilisation that would build a railway station as the last building at the end of the world, must be a very cultured place.”

“Things lost are sometimes found. But lost time, never.”

“If you would step this way, please… so that no one can see you.” IF YOU THINK YOU CAN QUOTE

“I don’t steal. I acquire possessions that others have acquired without becoming sufficiently attached to them.”

“The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.”

“The key skill of a truly logical mind, however, is the ability to be convincingly illogical.”

“The truth, for all its value, is no friend to order.”

“Did I not tell you that the more complex a society, the more law it requires?”

“Never let your sword intelligence be diluted by a thirst for admiration.”

“A ruler must employ both crooks and honest men. I have found that honest men are easier to buy.”

“If you wish to control an individual you must have power over him, but can you truly call this power? A true ruler is forbidden from interfering.”

“If you can’t insult people’s food, what do you have left?”

“One kills a man, one is an assassin. One kills millions, one is a conqueror. One kills everybody, one is a god.”

“A religion that allows choice is a religion that allows weakness.”

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