If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow at him.
Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.
Fear cuts deeper than swords.[repeated often in the rest of the book]
Every flight begins with a fall.
Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.
Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.
All dwarfs are bastards in their father’s eyes.
A true man does what he will, not what he must.
A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.
A man who won’t listen can’t hear.
A man who fights for coin is loyal only to his purse.