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Quotations From The Master of Adventure
Part III
Compiled by
India B. Grow
Tarzan & the Jewels of Opar, "The Altar of the Flaming God"
The voice seemed partly human, yet so hideous that it might well have emanated from the tortured throat of a lost soul writhing in the fires of hell.
Tarzan Triumphant, Prologue

Time is the warp of the tapestry which is life.  It is eternal, constant, unchanging.  But the woof is gathered together from the four corners of the earth and the twenty-eight seas and out of the air and the minds of men by that master artist, Fate, as she weaves the design that is never finished.
A thread from here, a thread from there, another from out of the past that has waited years for the companion thread without which the picture must be incomplete.
But Fate is patient.  She waits a hundred or a thousand years to bring together two strands of thread whose union is essential to the fabrication of her tapestry, to the composition of the design that was without beginning and is without end.
(This one was my mother's favorite)
Tarzan & the Ant Men, Chapter XVI
To be poor assures one an easier life than being rich, for the poor have
no tax to pay, while those who work hard and accumulate property have
only their labor for their effort, since the government takes all from
them in taxes.
The Outlaw of Torn, Chapter III
Virtue and Vice be twin sisters who come running to do the bidding of the same father, Desire.  Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether
the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
The Mastermind of Mars, "The Palace of Mu Tel"
War never brought peace -- it but brings more and greater wars.  War is nature's natural state -- it is folly to combat it.  Peace should be
considered only as a time for preparation for the principal business of man's existence.  Were it not for the constant warring of one form of lie upon another, and even upon itself, the planets would be so over run with life that it would smother itself out.
You can always tell honest men. 
They go around telling the world how
honest they are.
The Son of Tarzan, Chapter XVI
To that memory she was still loyal; 
but what weight has a memory in the
presence of a fascinating reality?
At the Earth's Core, Chapter 5
Lips may lie, but when the heart speaks through the eyes it tells only
the truth.
Tarzan The Invincible, Chapter 10 never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of
humor may sometimes be fatal.

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