Sometimes as a GM, you just need a new maxim to put on a tomb wall, or inscribe into a book, or have a wise old turtle say while puffing on a pipe.
So, here are some options.
“It takes more than a hoard of gold to make you a dragon.”
“Counting a man’s tears doesn’t teach you the depth of his grief.”
“A man who freezes do death does not care how soon Spring is.”
“A tunnel is just a hole that kept going.”
“Butterflies don’t help caterpillars.”
“Don’t make deals with talking skulls.”
“The differences between heroes and corpses is more skill than luck.”
“Don’t light a candle if you don’t want to see what’s in the dark.”
“No one buries something without good cause to take on the labor.”
“Blame the parent for a child’s behavior, but blame the adult for their own actions.”
“An axe that chops wood is a tool. An axe that chops flesh is a weapon. The axe doesn’t care.”
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