66. Even a beardless one can give good advice. (Everything's possible, you know?)
67. Even the rat has courage in her den. (Equally about desperation giving power, and knowledge of a locale giving defenders an edge.)
68. Sleeping on a stone is easy with a clean conscience.
69. A dog knows who feeds him. (Multiple interpretations, mostly insulting; may be a hint the dwarf knows about your true loyalties, or is about to rent your services. Can also refer to the cunning of some creatures or their surprising loyalty.)
70. The belly is the best clock there is.
71. Can't buy honor in the market. (Obvious meaning; but also a sigh of some itinerant clanless dwarves that wish for a more proper life.)
72. The more you put in, the more it burns. (Feeding the wrong thing, arguments, hate, etc.)
73. Tall stairs make for heavy falls. (About the occasional tendency to overreach.)
74. A dwarf is a dwarf while he keeps his word.
75. Goblins took it. (It won't ever come back, at least not in the same shape.)
76. What he builds with one hand he breaks with the other. (Fool, incompetent, but also someone capable working against himself.)
77. Master of nine crafts makes poverty his tenth. (Can't be good at everything, those who try fail.)
78. Good work praises itself.
79. Keep to the new road and an old friend.
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80. Eat the mushrooms but know their names. (Know what you are getting into.)
50. Life is a gem. Hard, multifaceted, and tough to hold on to
51. Make sure its charred and bleeding (expression used at one time for troll-slaying, but now refers to making sure any adversary is truly dead or dying. Strangely, also used to describe the dwarven preference for charred and rare meat.)
52. Does he seem chalky to you? (pale, disheveled, nervous)
53. You can tell a lot about a dwarf from his helm
54. Wear the rings you don't mind losing on your fingers (don't exhibit your wealth foolishly)
55. Make the tunnel come to you! (uttered by the legendary dwarven hero, Burdodd the Belcher, to a fellow sapper during an underground assault on an enemy castle, implying the dwarven superiority in sapping and mining.)
56. Clanging axes scare off ghosts. (Another example of dwarven superstitions regarding ghosts and other undead.Loud noise scares the undead.)
57. Touch my gold and die! (A tongue-in-cheek reference to dwarven hoards often being coated with poison, as a last resort at thwarting tomb-robbers)Go to Comment
Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them. In the halls of Valhalla (the Forgefather). Where the brave....may live...forever.
If that doesn't give you that dwarven tingle...nuff said.
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