Price

There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one.Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine.
And, dying, it rises above its own agony to outcarol the lark and the nightingale.
One superlative song, existence the price.
But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles.
For the best is only bought at the cost of great pain….
Or so says the legend.

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Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
— Andrew Carnegie

Basically what this quote means is that if you want something enough, then you will do whatever it takes to get it. Nothing can ever stop you from doing anything in your power to achieve that. If you consider something worth having, it is of course worth fighting for. That sounds more than fair.

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Live by sword and you shall die so,
All your power shall come to nought,
every life you take is part of your own,
death, not power, is what you've bought.
Cringing in your room as the outriders of doom step on your threshold;
Begging for your life as the impartial knife sinks in your
screaming flesh...
without malice, merely taking murder's toll,
you must pay the price of hate, and
that price is your soul.

Live in peace or die forever in your war-room.

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