Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into ... a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of... read more
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What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.Highlighted by 101 Kindle customers
ALWAYS REMEMBER that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show.Highlighted by 74 Kindle customers
Steal five dollars and you were a petty thief. Steal thousands of dollars and you were either a government or a hero.Highlighted by 70 Kindle customers
They’d saved the city with gold more easily, at that point, than any hero could have managed with steel. But, in truth, it had not exactly been gold, or even the promise of gold, but more like the fantasy of gold, the fairy dream that the gold is there, at the end of the rainbow, and will continue to be there forever—provided, naturally, that you don’t go and look. This is known as Finance.Highlighted by 69 Kindle customers
You had to admire the way perfectly innocent words were mugged, ravished, stripped of all true meaning and decency, and then sent to walk the gutter for Reacher Gilt, although “synergistically” had probably been a whore from the start.Highlighted by 69 Kindle customers
SOMETIMES THE TRUTH is arrived at by adding all the little lies together and deducting them from the totality of what is known.Highlighted by 57 Kindle customers
Freedom may be mankind’s natural state, but so is sitting in a tree eating your dinner while it is still wriggling.Highlighted by 51 Kindle customers
Look, he said to his imagination, if this is how you’re going to behave, I shan’t bring you again.Highlighted by 46 Kindle customers
Headquarters had even started an Employee of the Month scheme to show how much they cared. That was how much they didn’t care.Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
Fooling dishonest men was a lot safer and, somehow, more sporting. And, of course, there were so many more of them. You hardly had to aim.Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
Followed by Making Money.
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