When Kahlan first told me about the history of the three lands, she said the council had taken actions that had made the death of a wizard's wife and daughter at the hands of a quad stand for nothing, and as punishment the wizard did the worst thing possible to them: he left them to suffer the cosequences of their own actions.
Source: Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1), Pages: 106
There is really nothing you must be. And there is nothing you must do. There is really nothing you must have. And there is nothing you must know. There is really nothing you must become. However it helps to understand that fire burns, and when it rains the earth gets wet... "Whatever, there are consequences. Nobody is exempt," said the Master.
Robert Fulghum (1937 -)
Source: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Pages: 196
Each person must decide for himself what he wants each day. As a leader, I will expose you to the options and the likely consequences of those options. I'll even share my opinion if asked, but I'll never confuse it with the opinion, which simply doesn't exist.