Lois McMaster Bujold

“The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.”

His mother had often said, “When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action.” She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.

Selected Quotes (Wikipedia)

If you haven’t read her works, you should.

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