Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett

Seek and you will find, but first you should know what you seek.

Supposing there was justice for all, after all? for every enheeded beggar, every harsh word, every neglected duty, every slight… every choice… Because that was the point, wasn't it? You had to choose. You might be right, you might be wrong, but you had to choose, knowing that the rightness or wrongness might never be clear or even that you were deciding between two sorts of wrong, that there was no right anywhere. And always, always, you did it by yourself.

The reward for toil had been more toil. If you dug the best ditches they gave you a bigger shovel.

She was not, herself, hugely in favour of motherhood in general. Obviously it was necessary, but it wasn't exactly difficult. Even cats managed it. But women acted as if they'd been given a medal that entitled them to boss people around. It was as if, just because they'd got the label wich said 'mother', everyone else got a tiny part of the label that said 'child'.

Don't trust the cannibal just 'cos he's using a knife and fork.

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