• I tell you, lad, that men will believe is one says, "The Gods say..." They will believe if one says, "I had a Vision..." They will believe if one says, "It was told me on a tablet of hidden gold..." But, if one says, "History teaches," then they will not believe

    Sheri S. Tepper
  • He told us that nations of men fell into disorder, so nations of law were set up instead. He told us that nations of law then forgot justice and let the law become a Game, a Game in which the moves and the winning were more important than truth. He told us to seek justice rather than the Game

    Sheri S. Tepper
  • All around the Mediterranean you'll find cultures that believe men can't control themselves and shouldn't have to try

    Sheri S. Tepper
  • Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day's receipts

    Sheri S. Tepper
  • No sentimentality, no romance, no false hope, no self-petting lies, merely that which is!

    Sheri S. Tepper
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