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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Quotes from Kavita Kane’s Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen




I got it on a whim as I do love to read retelling of mythology. This one was a surprise hit with me.


"What is the use of competition if one cannot be compared with others?" ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Talk is cheap the weapon of weak; release your arrows instead of hallow words." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"You are known by the deeds done; merit has no pedigree. Tracing one's lineage is pointless." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"There are two types of children: one whom you love naturally because they are your offspring and they become unconditionally yours the moment you hold them in your arms. But there is another kind, who besides this unrestricted love heaped upon them, are enchanting because of their striking individual traits. Very early on in life, this kind of child becomes individual who is born to win over people by her innate character and distinctiveness." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"One cannot be happy at the expense of others' unhappiness, especially if they are those you love dearly." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Is it easier to live an honorable life by murdering your daughter's happiness in the name of 'honor' and family pride? Or is it easier to accept your child's decision, even if it's contrary to your wishes." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"The world is full of two faced people and phonies." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Perhaps we make too much of the difference between one person and another. The best of us can be worst and the worst of us can be good. Who can say?" ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"The one who sees the bad in what is good is a bad man." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Individual skill is only a part. Victory in battle is a whole. The part, however great, cannot win against the whole."  ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"A friend is one who advises the other when he goes wrong." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Where is power ever without politics and conflict." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"The wicked are never satisfied." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Work is honor and there is dignity in any kind of work." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Death comes to all, the hero as well as the weak, the brave as well as the cowardly." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Whatever his other qualities, it is heroism that makes a warrior." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"What is life without effort and enthusiasm? We should build our strengths and use them as weapons to lead a successful life. Failure often happens because we fail to recognize our strengths and our weaknesses." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"What good has war done except give satisfaction to those vain glory?" ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"We live with our choices and we choose to live in a certain way." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"It is easy to single out the faults of others, chastise the wicked, but how many realize their own flaws and knowing them are repentant?" ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"The course of morality is subtle and even the most illustrious, wise people in this world fail to always understand it." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Wars are often a personal vendetta, not impelled by noble reason." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"It is easy for the ego to get dented anytime, by anyone." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Don't close your eyes to flaws and reality --- or it will be you who will stumble and fall in a deep void." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Condemning and condoning are two faces in the mirror; but it takes more courage to forgive than to criticize someone." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"You cannot advise a person who stubbornly believe that he is right though he knows, rationally, that he is wrong." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Living in false hope and illusory expectation is not optimism." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"If you're not brave today, it'll be worse tomorrow. Trying to escape is not the route of the heroic. Face the truth and brave the consequences. The test of courage is not to die but to live. And live with dignity and conviction every single day." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Memory is selective and it's so convenient to forget wrongs if there is no one to remind the perpetrator of them." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"A promise given is never to be taken back, whatever the consequences." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"There are two sides in a war: the triumph and the terror." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Friendship is greater and deeper than any relationship by birth." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Hate and anger are corrosive --- they only allow evil to flourish." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"Forgiving oneself is probably the most difficult task." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"The more you want to go the other way, the path that you were destined for is the one you will have to follow." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"We get what we deserve. The flames of the fire once started are going to burn you some day. We shall all die a death we deserve. We shall die as we lived --- in deceit and duplicity." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"A hidden truth is as good as a lie. The truth had been kept a secret for reasons unknown, but the truth had to be told to whom it mattered most." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



"They say there's a reason for your birth, your existence." ~~ Kavita Kane (Book: Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen)



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