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Magic: the Gathering Flavor text

This is just a compilation of flavor texts from cards that I really enjoy for any number of reasons. Those of you who follow the game will notice that I’ve been playing a long time, as some of the flavor texts are a form that is no longer allowed (stemming from the real world)


“Our war is against suffering, not against those who cause it” – Samite Creed

“Everyone deserves a chance to live.  My job is to make sure they get it.”

Just as each added feather steadies the wing, so does the flock grow stronger with each new member.

“Believe in the ideal, not the idol” – Serra

Justice flies swiftly on angry wings.

Though those who study are as many as the hairs on an ox, those who succeed are as rare as unicorns’ horns – Chinese Proverb

Wisdom is not the counting of all the drops in a waterfall.  Wisdom is learning why the water seeks the Earth

With natural laws abandoned, excess thrives.

Before tyrants or torturers, there was evil.

All ends in obliteration – love in hatred, life in death, and light in empty darkness

The spirit of the flame is the spirit of change.

Anger is fleeting; remorse is eternal.

Every act of destruction has a repercussion

“Do not fear adversity.  Let your courage be your strength”

“Because I am incapable of tears does not mean I have no need to shed them”

At times, survival must outweigh all other considerations

“For those of courage, even the sky holds no limits”

The one who dies with the most toys is still dead.

“The sword is just a tool.  It is the hand that delivers death”

“Friends teach what you want to know.  Enemies teach what you need to know.”

“The wise pay as much attention to what they throw away as to what they keep.”

“In Memories, we can find our deepest reserves of strength”

“In dark times, truth bears a blade.”

“People only say ‘I’m sure it was nothing’ when they are sure it was something”

“Spontaneous combustion is a myth.  If you burst into flames, someone wanted you to.” – Chandra Nalaar

“How blessed are some people, whose lives have  no fears, no dreads, to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula

“Not every thought is a good one.”

“The First step to peace is to learn how to forget.”

“Those who claim to know the world in its entirety rarely have the requisite perspective” – Ulmarus the Wise

“The fatal flaw in every plan is the assumption that you know more than your enemy”

“The only blow that matters is the killing blow”

“When civilization reaches out its greedy hand, take it off at the wrist” – Garruk Wildspeaker

“The Finest Maneuvers take place in three dimensions”

“Wars are not fought on a single front.”

“Masters of the sword know the blade is not the only weapon at their disposal.”

“Nothing’s more valuable than perfect timing.”

“Wounds of the flesh are easy to heal. Wounds of the mind may never be undone.”

“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”

“’Invincible’ is just a word” –Gideon Jura


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