"Sometimes if a trick is done properly, it can be better than magic. In fact, I would go so far as to say a good trick is real magic."
"But still, it was just a trick."
The wizard held up a finger, "Results, Richard. That's what counts. Your way, those men would have all lost their heads."
Source: Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1), Pages: 142
Contributed by: Fred