Chapter from Elf Quote, page 13-14:
OF THE ELDAR
AN ELF'S PROMISE IS MORE SOLID AND DEPENDABLE THAN THE ROCK
OF THE AGES. . . . . .
The Eldar say: It is just when you think you have mastered
a situation that the true test comes.
Some people think elves were a people that once were but are no
more. Others think that we never existed. But the truth is the long
history and legend of the elves has just begun.
There are many who accuse us fae of being malicious, capricious,
and cruel but it is not we who have so callously killed the living
forests for profit.
It can be risky at times to dance in the world and a smile is often
suspect. But if we dont take a chance with a skip and a prance,
our own hearts will always regret.
How can we be but humble when faced with the vast beauty and immensity
of the Creation of the Divine Nature. How can we be but thankful
for being allowed to share in that Creation in however so small
It is a wise sailor that accepts the fickleness of the wind.
Ritual is the art of repeating oneself with style.
Empires seek to divide and conquer; We elves seek to unite and party.
An elf can be a king or queen among the Elfin. All it takes is absolute
devotion to our people. Wisdom of the Eldar
We honor our ancestors best not by following their ways exactly
but by doing what they did better.
When people tell the elves that they feel like someone has walked
over their grave, the Eldar say: It is their own true selves
calling them from Faerie.
THE ELVES SAY THE TREE OF LIFE IS A FOREST. ANCIENT
ELVEN KNOWLEDGE OF THE ELDAR. . . . .
The Eldar say: The loss of ones body is a small thing,
the loss of ones soul is everything.
The Eldar say: The inner teachers can only be studied by experience.
Bureaucracies are the refuge of the incompetent.
The greatest sages are wise enough not to be all knowing.
The truth can be painful, but is far less expensive than deceiving
Elves say that truth is both absolute and relative. It is absolutely
relative and relatively absolute.
We elves have ancient souls and spirits that are ever young.
A fool that ignores the words of the wise will surely be taught
by Lifes lash.
It is the nature of the foolish to think themselves wise.
It is the privilege of the Wise to watch in silence while life teaches
the fool things that mere words never could.
The path to wisdom is littered with foolish choices.
Olde Elven Saying.
There is a difference between ignorance and folly. All of us are
ignorant of some things but a fool clings to his ignorance as though
it were his last penny.
When the elves speak of the Edar, we are often referring to our
ancestors; although since we practice reincarnation, we are sometimes
referring to modern elves as well.
Elves are as old as the stars and young as the new dawn.