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  1. Forsaken

    In the fictional world of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series, the Forsaken are the most powerful and favored servants of the Dark One. Most were formerly Aes Sedai, but became corrupted by the desire for power and immortality, and so pledged their souls to the Dark One. At the beginning of the series there are thirteen Forsaken, though at least twelve more existed during the War of Power before they were killed. The surviving Forsaken were sealed inside Shayol Ghul when Lews Therin Telamon and his Hundred Companions sealed the hole in the Dark One's prison. It was this act that ended the War of Power, but also caused the taint on saidin, the male half of the One Power. The leader of the Forsaken is named Nae'blis, and is considered to be second only to the Dark One in both power and position.

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  1. Augustine of Hippo:

    To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.

  2. Sanskrit Proverb:

    A wise man takes a step at a time; he establishes one foot before he takes up the other: an old place should not be forsaken recklessly.

  3. John Owen:

    The foundation of true holiness and true Christian worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe. So when Christian doctrine is neglected, forsaken, or corrupted, true holiness and worship will also be neglected, forsaken, and corrupted.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    How many people are ready to die for beauty, prepared to go through an infernal desert of starvation. Absence of beauty means ultimate loneliness. Absence of beauty means guilt and exile into a no-man’s land. Life is an outcast’s journey through a gloomy valley, when beauty has forsaken. ("Absence of beauty was like hell").

  5. Albert Einstein:

    As long as Nazi violence was unleashed only, or mainly, against the Jews, the rest of the world looked on passively and even treaties and agreements were made with the patently criminal government of the Third Reich.... The doors of Palestine were closed to Jewish immigrants, and no country could be found that would admit those forsaken people. They were left to perish like their brothers and sisters in the occupied countries. We shall never forget the heroic efforts of the small countries, of the Scandinavian, the Dutch, the Swiss nations, and of individuals in the occupied part of Europe who did all in their power to protect Jewish lives.

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