As most people know, my online name the Seeker comes fron a series of books written by Terry Goodkind, called the Sword of Truth series. Now in each book there is a Wizard rule that the Hero, Richard Cypher who is the "Seeker of truth", Learns, usualy the hard way.
The rules he has learned thus far are:-
Wizards 1st rule: People are stupid. They will believe anything they want to be true or fear to be true.
Wizards second Rule: The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
Wizards 3rd Rule: Passion rules reason.
Wizards 4th Rule: There is magic in forgiveness -the magic to heal! In the forgiveness you grant, and more so in the forgiveness you receive.
Wizards 5th Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.
Wizards 6th Rule: The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
Wizards 7th Rule: Life is the future, not the past
Wizards 8th Rule: Deserve victory.
Wizards 9th Rule: Contradictions don't exist, in whole or in part.