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(#29, Version 5.0)
Here is a large number of sayings and quotes taken from the books. They cover a variety of subjects and are broken up into subjects. Most are self-explanatory and say much about the world of Gor.

     Assassin        Female Warrior       General Gorean        Slavery      Ubar      Warrior 

General Gorean Sayings
1.  "Good land is protected only by the swords of the strongest owners in the vicinity." (Tarnsman of Gor, p.27)
2.  "Scavengers come to feast on the bodies of wounded tarnsmen." (Tarnsman of Gor, p.116)
3.  "Tonight, let us drink wine." A fatalistic maxim in which the events of the morrow were cast into the laps of the Priest-Kings. (Tarnsman of Gor, p.132)
4.  "There is no justice without the sword." "First the sword-then government-then law-then justice." (Tarnsman of Gor, p.155-6)
5.  "A man who is returning to his city is not to be detained." (Outlaw of Gor, p.37)
6.  "Money has no caste." (Outlaw of Gor, p.78)
7.  "…all wisdom and truth does not lie in my own codes." (Priest-Kings of Gor, p.14)
8.  "Gold has no caste." (Nomads of Gor, p.84)
9.  "When gold will not do, only steel can meet steel." (Assassin of Gor, p.21)
10. "…a good sword is a good investment,…" (Assassin of Gor, p.44)
11. "…all truth and reality is not written in one's own codes." (Raiders of Gor, p.310)
12. "There is only gold, and power, and the bodies of women, and steel." (Raiders of Gor, p.90)
13. "Most alone are those whom love has once touched, and left." (Captive of Gor, p.369)
14. "Generosity is the prerogative of the free man." (Hunters of Gor, p.17)
15. "Economic power and political power are like the left and the right foot. To truly move, to truly climb, one must have both." (Hunters of Gor, p.172)
16. "…but to take truth for granted is not to know it. Truth not won is not possessed. We are not entitled to truths for which we have not fought." (Marauders of Gor, p.7)
17. "Do not ask the stones or the trees how to live; they cannot tell you; they do not have tongues; do not ask the wise man how to live, for, if he knows, he will know he cannot tell you; if you would learn how to live do not ask the question, its answer is not in the question but in the answer, which is not in words, do not ask how to live, but instead proceed to do so." (Marauders of Gor, p.9)
18. "Beware of a silent enemy." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.8)
19. "Invisible chains are those which weigh the most heavily." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.9)
20. "We are bred hunters; we are made farmers." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.165)
21. "A creature who had not known hatred, lust and terror, I suspected, would be ill-fitted to understand the Kur, or men." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.218)
22. "Perhaps we cannot see truth. Perhaps nature has denied us this gift. Perhaps we can sense only its presence. Perhaps we can sense only its heat. Perhaps to stand occasionally in its presence is sufficient." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.256-7)
23. "One must turn one's back in time upon the impenetrable wall." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.258)
24. "Wisdom decrees that the tree of thought must not be planted where it cannot bear fruit. A man may starve trying to feed on the illusion of nourishment." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.258)
25. "The test of a society is perhaps not its conformance or nonconformance to principles but the nature and human prosperity of its members. Let each look about himself and judge for himself the success of his own society. Man lives confused in the ruins of ideologies. Perhaps he will someday emerge from the caves and pens of his past. That would be a beautiful day to see. There would be a sunlit world waiting for him" (Slave Girl of Gor, p.212)
26. "And one may be rational, perhaps, without being weak. Indeed, is not weakness the ultimate irrationality?" (Beasts of Gor, p.8)
27. "You may judge and scorn the Goreans if you wish. Know as well, however, that they judge and scorn you. They fulfill themselves as you do not. Hate them for their pride and power. They will pity you for your shame and weakness." (Beasts of Gor, p.11)
28. "Perhaps the world only speaks to those who are prepared to listen." (Beasts of Gor, p.29)
29. "Civilized men, the small and pale, the righteous, the learned, the smug, the supercilious, the weak-stomached and contemptuous, stand upon the shoulders of forgotten, bloody giants." (Beasts of Gor, p.31)
30. "The meaning of history lies not in the future. It is like a range of mountains with many summits. Great deeds are the meaning of history. There are many meanings and many summits. One may climb different mountains at different times, but each mountain glows in the same sun." (Beasts of Gor, p.33)
31. "The machine and the animal must, I suspect, forever be at war, or until one conquers." (Beasts of Gor, p.57)
32. "…the world cannot be lonely where there are two people who are friends." (Beasts of Gor, p.289)
33. "Where there is beauty and friendship what more could one ask of a world. How grand and significant is such a place. What more justification could it require?" (Beasts of Gor, p.289)
34. "One does not know, truly, what it is to stand, until one has fallen. Once one has fallen, then one knows, you see, what it is to stand." (Beasts of Gor, p.340)
35. "How can one know the answer to a question which one fears to ask?" (Explorers of Gor, p.11)
36. "When a man has once eaten of the meat of gods he will never again chew on the straws of fools" (Explorers of Gor, p.12)
37. "How difficult and subtle are the natures of men," (Explorers of Gor, p.153)
38. "Logic is as neutral as a knife," (Explorers of Gor, p.223)
39. "Why does the nibbling urt chatter and laugh at the larl? Is it because he himself is not a larl, or is it because he fears its paws?" (Explorers of Gor, p.229)
40. "Fairness is a central thesis of sound governance." (Explorers of Gor, p.230)
41. "I never trust a man until I know what he eats." (Explorers of Gor, p.383)
42. "How hard it is for two who do not share caste to understand one another," (Explorers of Gor, p.431)
43. "There are brave men in all castes," (Explorers of Gor, p.433)
44. "I think it is better to build than it is to destroy." "Even though one's work may fall into ruin?" "Yes, even though one's work may fall into ruin." (Explorers of Gor, p.448)
45. "But who is stronger, truly, I asked myself, he who continues to wound and bleed himself to please others, or he who refuses any longer to do so?" (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.94)
46. "Manhood cannot be forever denied. The beast will walk at our side, or it will destroy us." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.115)
47. "Goreans, I knew, seldom drew steel unless they intended to make use of it." (Rogue of Gor, p.74)
48. "Beware the sleen that seems to sleep." (Guardsman of Gor, p.50)
49. "There is no single humanity, no single shirt, no correct pair of shoes, no uniform, even a gray one, that will fit all men. There are a thousand humanities possible. He who denies this sees only his own horizons. He who disagrees is the denier of difference, and the murderer of the better futures." (Savages of Gor, p.31)
50. "Too often it seems it is the peaceful and innocent who are slaughtered. In this a lesson may be found that it may not be prudential to be either too peaceful or too innocent. One does not survive with wolves by becoming a sheep. T hat is only a short-cut to destruction." (Savages of Gor, p.89)
51. "I wondered if barbarisms were civilizations which were not one's own." (Savages of Gor, p.89)
52. "It is pleasant to have one's enemies in one's power." (Savages of Gor, p.167)
53. "A civilization, you see, need not inevitably be a conflict with nature. A rational, informed civilization can even, in a sense, refine and improve upon nature; it can, so to speak, bring nature to fruition. Indeed, a natural civilization might be the natural flowering of nature itself, not an antithesis to nature, not a contradiction to nature, not a poison nor a trammel to it, but a stage or aspect of it, a form which nature itself can take." (Savages of Gor, p.194)
54. "Too, such things as civilization, and friendship and interchanges depend muchly upon trust." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.175)
55. "Few things, I suspect, are more real than those which seem most intangible." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.182)
56. "Truth is not terrible; it is merely real." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.218)
57. "Orthodoxy is not invariably equivalent to soundness…Besides, from whence do you think orthodoxy derives? Does it not blossom from the root of heresy? Is it not true that today's orthodoxy is commonly little more than yesterday's heresy triumphant?…Similarly, the more orthodox your play, the more predictable it will be, and thus the more easily exploited." (Players of Gor, p.328)
58. "…among masters, Goreans, larls among men, uncrippled, unsoftened, untamed beasts, categorical, uncompromising owners of women, …" (Vagabonds of Gor, p.32)
59. "One wants a civilization, of course. Civilizations are desirable. One would wish to have one. But then, again, there are many sorts of civilizations. Suppose an old order should collapse, or disintegrate, or be destroyed. What would be the nature of the new order? Surely it need not be built on the failed model of the old order. That was an experiment which was tested, and found wanting. It was a mistake. It did not work. What would the new order be like? Let us hope it would be a sounder order, one, for once, fully in harmony with nature." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.118-9)
60. "Ritual is important. It is fulfilling, and meaningful. It is beautiful. It is symbolic, mnemonic and instructive. It establishes protocols. It expresses, defines and clarifies conditions. It is essential to, and ingredient within, civilization." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.213)
61. "The most dangerous lies are those which we tell ourselves." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.468)
62. "More broadly, order and structure in human life, stability in society, even, in a sense, civilization itself, depends on sanctions. A civilization must be willing to impose sanctions, and to impose them reliably and efficiently. A lapse in such resolve and practice is a symptom of decline, even of impending disintegration. Ultimately civilization depends upon power, moral and physical, upon, so to speak, the will of masters and the reality of the whip and sword." (Magicians of Gor, p.124)
63. "It is hard for a man to be great who does not have great enemies." (Magicians of Gor, p.183)
64. "It is often easier to know others than ourselves. Perhaps that is because there is less need to tell lies about them. Few of us recognize the stranger in the shadows, who is ourself." (Magicians of Gor, p.188)
65. "There are good fellows in all cities." (Magicians of Gor, p.240)

66.  “Too, I considered the nature of legalities. One tends, if naïve, to think of those legalities with which one is most familiar as being somehow the only ones possible. This view, of course, is quite mistaken. This is not to deny that all civilizations, and cultures, have their own customs and legalities. It is only to remark that they need not be the same. Indeed, the legalities with which I was most familiar, as they stood in contradiction to nature, constituted, I supposed, in their way, an aberration of legalities. They were, at the least, uncharacteristic of most cultures, and historically atypical. To be sure, if the intent is to contradict nature rather than fulfill her, there was doubtless much point to them. Thusly, that they produced human pain and social chaos, with all the miseries attendant thereupon, would not be seen as an objection to them but rather as the predictable result of their excellence in the light of their objectives. But not all legalities, of course, need have such objectives. As I lay there in the darkness, in my chains, and considered the factuality and simplicity of my predicament, and the apparently practical and routine aspects of my helplessness and incarceration, I suspected that my current situation was not at all likely to be in violation of legalities. Rather I suspected it was in full and conscious accord with them. I suspected that I was now, or soon would be, enmeshed in legalities. To be sure, these would be different legalities from those with which I was most familiar. These would be, I suspected, legalities founded not on politics, but biology.” (Witness of Gor, p.9)

67.  “On this world hierarchy exists, and status, and rank, and distance. Such things, always real, are not here concealed. Here they are in the open. The people of this world do not deign to conceal that each is not the same as every other, and not merely is this true of those such as I. Such articulations, of course, so healthy with respect to maintaining social stability, constitute an institutional counterpart to the richnesses of difference in an articulated, ordered, holistic nature. On this world, for better or for worse, order seems most often preferred to chaos, and truth to fiction.” (Witness of Gor, p.79)

68.  “I did not think, on the other hand, that the men of this world would allow their world to be destroyed. Nature, and its truths, were too important to them.” (Witness of Gor, p.100)

69.  “Very little on this world, and, I suppose, on others, is simple.” (Witness of Gor, p.226)

70.  “It is not unusual on this world, incidentally, for men to prize such things as flowers. Perhaps all men have this softer side to their nature. I do not know. At any rate, men here, or most men here, do not seem to fear this part of themselves or attempt, perhaps for some cultural reason, to conceal it. Perhaps, given their culture, in which are secured their natural rights, those of manhood and the mastery, they can afford to be whole men here, not cultural or political half-men, of one sort or another.” (Witness of Gor, p.353)

71.  “He thought for himself. How few men and woman of Earth, I thought, did that. Is not acquiescence superior to inquiry? Is not cowardice, rather than simple discretion, the better part of valor? Is not conformity to prescribed falsehood less perilous than the seeking of truth?” (Witness of Gor, p.460)

72.  “Truth is a strange thing. There is a danger in seeking it, for one might find it. That one does not like a truth does not make it false. How few people understand that.” (Witness of Gor, p.586)

73.  “But there are many sorts of truths, as there are flowers and beasts. Some truths are hard and cold, and sharp, and if one touches them one might cut oneself and bleed. Some truths are like dark stones on which do little more than exist unnoticed; others are green with the glow of life, like moist grass rustling in the morning sun; some truths are like frowns; and some are like smiles. Some are friendly; some are hostile; and, in both cases, their nature is just what it is, not what they may be said to be. Politics is not the arbiter of truth; it may be the arbiter of comfort, safety, conformity, and success, but it is not the arbiter of truth; the arbiter of truth is the world and nature; they have the last say in these matters.

“Many may wish it were not the case; and many will pretend it is not the case; but it is, for better or for worse, the case.

“Truth does not care whether it is believed or not; similarly, stone walls and cliffs do not care whether they are noted or not; so then let us leave it to the individual to do as he thinks best. Truth, the stone wall, the cliff, are not enemies; but they are real.” (Witness of Gor, p.586)

74.  “Some games are such, that the outcome depends not on the pieces of power, which may balance one another, but on the smallest move of the most insignificant piece on the board. I suppose that this may upon occasion be true on greater games, as well, that even a child, or slave, properly placed, at a critical juncture, might serve to topple empires.” (Witness of Gor, p.642)

75.  “Sometimes, said the officer, the best Kaissa is no Kaissa.” (Witness of Gor, p.655)

76.  “In thinking you betrayed your oath, you were mistaken. Rather you were bringing about the very ends which it envisaged. Do you think that the meaning of an oath is in the words it wears? It is rather what it celebrates and intends, the meaning behind the meanings of the words. Repudiated in words, it was revered in deeds. Denied, it was fulfilled. Forsworn, it was kept. Honor rejected was honor transformed, honor restored. How often do we seek to do one thing and discover we have done another? How often we achieve ends which we do not intend.” (Witness of Gor, p.657)  


Slavery Quotes
1.  "Not too unusual…where the master, in effect, willingly wears the collar, and his lovely slave, by the practice of the delightful wiles of her sex, with scandalous success wheedles her way triumphantly from the satisfaction of one whim to the next." (Outlaw of Gor, p.54)
2.  "Every woman in her heart," said Vika, " wants to wear the chains of a man." (Priest-Kings of Gor, p.204)
3.  "Any man who frees a slave is a fool." (Numerous references)
4.  "The institution of freedom for women, I decided, as many Goreans believed, was a mistake." (Nomads of Gor, p.286)
5.  "Myths say that only the woman who has been an utter slave can be truly free." (Nomads of Gor, p.289)
6.  "A woman can only respect a man who can reduce her to utter defeat." (Nomads of Gor, p.298)
7.  "In every woman there is a Free Companion, seeking her companion, and a slave girl, seeking her master." (Captive of Gor, p.83)
8.  "Gorean men do not choose to be dominated, but to dominate, to be the master." (Captive of Gor, p.193)
9.  "There is a Gorean saying that free women, raised gently in the high cylinders, in their robes of concealment, unarmed, untrained in weapons, may, by the slaver, be plucked like flowers by the slaver." (Hunters of Gor, p.118)
10. "In owning a woman…as in the game, one must seize the initiative. One must force through an attack that is overwhelming and shattering. She must be crushed, devastated." (Hunters of Gor, p.153-4)
11. "Woman is the natural love prey of man. She is natural quarry. She is complete only when caught, only when brought to the joy of her capture and conquest." (Hunters of Gor, p.197)
12. "On Gor, it is the men who will be men, and it is the women who will be women." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.11)
13. "They are Goreans. They are strong, and they are hard, and they will conquer you." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.12)
14. "Goreans do not coddle their slave girls. This is one of the first lessons a girl learns." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.13)
15. "Only in a collar can a woman be truly free." The paradox of the collar. (Tribesmen of Gor, p.75)
16. "To take the most brilliant, the most imaginative, the most beautiful women, and put them at your feet, impassioned, helpless slaves is victory." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.128)
17. "Men respected free women; they desired, fought for, sought and relished their female slaves." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.150)
18. "A slave girl owes her master absolute obedience." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.313)
19. "The pride of a free woman is of one who feels herself equal to a man. The pride of a kajira is of one who knows that no other woman is the equal of herself." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.333)
20. "Only a true slave begs to be free; that act brands a woman uncontrovertibly as a slave." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.350)
21. "It is one of the excruciating delights of the mastery to expose oneself fully to, and yet skirt, the dangers of the girl's beauty, to keep oneself strong, to draw the absolute fullness of pleasure from her, and yet to resist her wiles, to get everything from her, and yet to keep her on her knees, completely." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.36)
22. "Any girl knows that an interesting body is a moving body." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.36)
23. "It is dangerous for a girl to be beautiful on Gor, particularly if she is a slave. The more beautiful and vulnerable she is the more likely it is that her beauty will be seized and dominated, and ruthlessly exploited, by masters." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.137)
24. "A girl who is bold is likely to think of marvels of pleasure for her master which a more timid girl would not dare to even contemplate." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.172)
25. "A man, in his heart, desires freedom, and a woman, in her belly, yearns for love. The collar answers both needs. The man is most free, owning the slave. He may do what he wishes with her. The woman, being owned, is institutionally and helplessly subject, in her status as slave, to the submission of love." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.180-1)
26. "A slave girl must be at least a whore, and a marvelous one at that. Being a whore is but a small step in the direction of being a slave girl." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.220)
27. "A slave girl owns nothing. She has nothing to offer a man but her service and her beauty. She has nothing with which to pay but herself. That is the way men want it." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.220)
28. "Slave girls make lovely gifts." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.412)
29. "A woman , I had learned, must choose between freedom and love." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.412)
30. "A man can truly love only that woman who is truly his, who belongs to him. Otherwise he is only a party to a contract." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.444)
31. "…there is perhaps nothing in the world as beautiful as a naked slave girl;.." (Beasts of Gor, p.9)
32. "What man does not want to own a beautiful woman?" (Beasts of Gor, p.9)
33. "One has a slave girl when and as one wishes." (Beasts of Gor, p.9)
34. "Once a girl truly understands that she is a slave, and that there is no escape for her, once she understands it truly, emotionally, categorically, intellectually, physiologically, totally, deeply, profoundly, in every cell in her beautiful body, a fantastic transformation occurs in her. She then knows she is truly a slave. She then becomes wild, and free, and sexual, and cares not that she might be scorned by the free either for her miserable condition or helpless appetites; she knows she will be what she must; she has no choice; she is slave." (Beasts of Gor, p.55)
35. "Women, in their heart, long to submit; this is necessary for the slave girl; she must submit or die; submitted, she is thrilled to the core; she lives then for love and service, bound to the will of her master. The joy of the slave girl may seem incomprehensible to the free but it is a reality." (Beasts of Gor, p.55)
36. "The glory of the kajira is that she is a slave; and the misery of a kajira is that she is a slave." (Beasts of Gor, p.56)
37. "What man, truly close to a beautiful female, can fail to feel her in his blood, and want to own her?" (Beasts of Gor, p.71)
38. "First to lick her chains." The first to come to her full slavery. (Beasts of Gor, p.221)
39. "Freedom permits a woman to live without men. Slavery makes a woman need a man's touch." (Beasts of Gor, p.225)
40. "Women have always been the spoils in the victories of men, the tokens, symbols, the fruits and prizes of their conquests." (Beasts of Gor, p.428)
41. "Every organism has its place in nature. That of woman is at the foot of man." (Beasts of Gor, p.429)
42. "A strong man needs a woman at his feet, who is truly his. Anything else is less than his fulfillment." (Explorers of Gor, p.12)
43. "A woman who has experienced slave orgasm can never thereafter be anything but a man's slave." (Explorers of Gor, p.13)
44. "There was a time for slaves, and a time for matters of importance." (Explorers of Gor, p.15)
45. "Slave fires lurk in every woman. It is only a question of arousing them." (Explorers of Gor, p.47)
46. "Only a slave begged to be purchased,..." (Explorers of Gor, p.122)
47. "The Goreans say that no woman is a true woman until she has submitted as a slave, and that no man has experienced his full sexuality until he has thrown her to the foot of his couch." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.65)
48. "No man can be truly happy who does not own a slave. No woman can be truly happy who does not belong to a master." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.103)
49. "Women dream not of equals but of masters." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.116)
50. "…no free woman, because she is free, can truly compete for the attention of a man as can a slave girl." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.217)
51. "Women know that they are the natural spoils of conquering males." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.254)
52. "A Gorean saying has it that a lashed slave is a hot slave." (Fighting Slave of Gor, p.367)
53. "Only where there are true men can there be true women." (Rogue of Gor, p.100)
54. "How lonely is the man who has not yet found his slave; how forlorn is the woman who has not yet found her master." (Rogue of Gor, p.240)
55. "The garments of a free woman are designed to conceal a woman's slavery." (Rogue of Gor, p.276)
56. "You are a gourmet of slave use, a master chef well trained in the art of preparing delicious slave viands for the satisfaction of your lustful hungers." (Guardsman of Gor, p.74)
57. "They all wear collars. But each in her collar is different." (Guardsman of Gor, p.260)
58. "He who ties a woman owns her." (Guardsman of Gor, p.267)
59. "A slave's gratitude is nothing, as are slaves." (Savages of Gor, p.9)
60. "An ignorant free woman is a commonplace. An ignorant slave is an absurdity." (Savages of Gor, p.196)
61. "As the true woman is the true slave, no woman can become a true woman who is not a true slave." (Savages of Gor, p.198)
62. "The Goreans say that if one has never had a slave one has never had a woman" (Savages of Gor, p.221-2)
63. " female is a woman, who has not been made a slave." Secret saying among Gorean men. (Savages of Gor, p.222)
64. "She who writhes best under the lash, so say the Goreans, writhes best in the furs." (Savages of Gor, p.230)
65. "The domination of slaves is not a haphazard or tentative thing. They are owned. They will serve, perfectly. If they do not, they will be punished, severely, or, if the master wishes, slain." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.58)
66. "Bondage is a soil in which it is natural for love to blossom." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.113)
67. "There are so many ways of being beautiful." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.145)
68. "Many who are slaves do not wear collars," I said. "Many who are slaves do not even know that they are slaves." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.152)
69. "There is no substitute for a slave female," I said. This had been known to men throughout history." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.224)
70. "Who is the most powerful, master or slave? The master as he may sell her or dispose of her in any way. He holds the whip. She must kneel at his feet, completely at his mercy, her will is nothing. She is owned and must please absolutely." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.316)
71. "…it is only a slave, in her vulnerability and helplessness, who can know what love truly is." (Kajira of Gor, p.48)
72. "A thousand times better a collar on Gor than freedom on Earth" (Kajira of Gor, p.63)
73. "It is slaves who are assessed and have prices. Free women are priceless." (Kajira of Gor, p.97)
74. "No two masters are the same, except as each is a total master, as no two slaves are the same, except as each is a total slave." (Kajira of Gor, p.293)
75. "No woman is worth anything until she is put in a collar. None of them have any worth until they are made worthless." (Players of Gor, p.56)
76. "Goreans have a theory that there are only two kinds of women, slaves and slaves." (Players of Gor, p.62)
77. "Any beauty a free woman has, for example, is enhanced a thousandfold when she becomes a slave." (Players of Gor, p.92)
78. "When a woman is absolutely powerless it is easy to teach her her sex." (Players of Gor, p.99)
79. "Properly handled, women become as subservient and affectionate as dogs." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.68)
80. "They all desire to be totally prisoners of love, and they will never be fully content until they become so." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.68)
81. "She is held in her bondage by the strongest of all bonds, that of love." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.318)
82. "In any contest of desirability the free woman must always lose out to the slave." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.346)
83. "The female slave, yours in her servitude, is ten thousand times more interesting than a free woman could ever dream of being." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.346)
84. "It is not easy for men to be lonely who have access to slaves." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.349)
85. "One gets from a slave all that a man could possibly want from a woman, and more, simply taking it from her, or ordering her to provide it." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.403)
86. "It is well for a slave to fear her master." (Dancer of Gor, p.143)
87. "...among women there are only slaves who have masters and slaves who do not have masters." (Renegades of Gor, p.49)
88. "Bondage is a condition in which imagination and inventiveness in a slave are highly appropriate." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.35)
89. "The true slave knows that her slavery, her natural slavery, is not a matter of the brand and collar, which have more to do with legalities, but of herself." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.40)
90. "The true slave is within the woman. She knows it is there. She will not be happy until she terminates inward dissonances, until she casts out rending contradictions, until she achieves emotional, moral, physiological and psychological consistency, until she surrenders to her inward truths." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.41)
91. "Slavery to the woman is more than a sexual matter, though sexuality is intimately and profoundly involved in it, essentially, crucially and ultimately. It is an entire mode of being, an entire way of life, one intimately associated with love and service." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.53)
92. "It is pleasant to take a proud free woman and teach her womanhood." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.58)
93. "This is because women are not the same as men. That women are the same as men, and should be treated as such would be regarded by Goreans as an insanity, and one which would be cruelly deprivational to the female, robbing her of her uniqueness, her delicious specialness, in a sense of her very self." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.138)
94. "On Gor it is said that free women are slaves who have not yet been collared." (Magicians of Gor, p.22)
95. " the love of a slave girl is the deepest and most profound love that any woman can give to a man. Love makes a woman a man's slave, and the wholeness of that love requires that she be, in truth, his slave. With nothing less can she be fully, and institutionally, content." (Magicians of Gor, p.31)
96. "A Gorean saying came to mind, that the free woman is a riddle, the answer to which is the collar." (Magicians of Gor, p.50)
97. "I considered the unilaterality of the master/slave relationship. All power is with the master." (Magicians of Gor, p.127)
98. "It is thus that a woman does not fully understand what it is to be a slave until she becomes a slave." (Magicians of Gor, p.337)
99. "The perfect obeisance, of course, the natural obeisance, that most in accord with nature, and most perfectly manifesting it, is that of the female slave to the free male." (Magicians of Gor, p.390)
100. "Slave girls are not permitted to shortchange their beauty. They must fulfill its promise." (Magicians of Gor, p.416)

101.  “The truest beauty, of course, comes from within, and, I suppose, from many sources. It may be, for example, a function of the lessening of inhibitions, and the removal of anxieties and internal contradictions. It may come from contentment, from happiness, from fulfillment, from joy, from such things. Such things cannot help but transform one’s expressions, one’s movements, one’s entire attitude and behavior. The beauty of the outside begins its journey from within.” (Witness of Gor, p.51)

102.   “Not all instruments of torture are of iron; not all implements of discipline are of leather.” (Witness of Gor, p.67)

103. “You may find it objectionable. I do not. I love it. In it I find my fulfillment, my happiness, my joy!. Perhaps you think what I am is degrading, and perhaps it is, but, if so, it is a delicious, precious, joyful degradation which I treasure, and in which I thrive and prosper, and one I would not, at the expense of my very life, have otherwise.” (Witness of Gor, p.101-2)

104. “It is a thing of softness, heat, devotion, obedience, service, beauty, and love. In it I am happy and fulfilled, completely, perfectly, totally as a total woman, as I could be in no other way.” (Witness of Gor, p.102)

105. “Little on Earth prepares a woman for Gor.” (Witness of Gor, p.188)

106. “Choiceless we would serve, docile, obedient, fearful, overwhelmed. They were our masters. Did they care what was in our secret hearts? Did they know we wished to be taken in hand, commanded, prized? Did they know we wished to be objects of such desire, that we wanted to be sought, tenaciously and powerfully, and relished? Did they know they had appeared in a thousand secret dreams, as our masters? Did they know that we were born for them, that we would be forever incomplete without them? I asked only, choicelessly, to love and serve such men.” (Witness of Gor, p.190)

107. “The men of this world, with all their barbaric animal heat, with all their ardor, and power and mastery, loved and desired women, and relished them, and prized them. The last thing they would want to do would be to decrease the beauty or value of a woman. Even their strictest and most severe devices of punishment and discipline were designed with the protection of such features in mind. Indeed, if anything, these men insisted on the women making themselves, and keeping themselves, as desirable, attractive and beautiful as possible.” (Witness of Gor, p.207)

108. “We are seldom, if ever, marked unless there is a purpose to it, as, say, when we are put under the hot iron and branded, say, for purposes of identification. It is thought to be stupid to gratuitously mark a slave. Such things may lower her value. Even the dreaded five-bladed slave whip is designed in such a way as to avoid marking the slave in any permanent fashion. One need not fear any lessening in discipline, of course, for there is, well within the parameters of protecting the master’s investment, more than enough, far more than enough, I assure you, and from personal experience, which may be done with us.” (Witness of Gor, p.235-236)

109. “There is a thin line, and a short distance between the free woman and the slave, a line as thin as slave silk, a distance as short as the three links joining slave bracelets.” (Witness of Gor, p.274)

110. “One is a slave. One does not play games with the master. All depends on him. All depends on his will. One is a slave.” (Witness of Gor, p.292)

111. “I had been told I must live a lie. I had been told I must pretend to be what I was not. But here I had learned I must live the truth, and must be true to myself.” (Witness of Gor, p.308)

112. “Slavery has many effects on a woman, he said, It softens her, it enhances her beauty, it gives her a profound sense of herself, it fulfills her, it increases, considerably, her sexual responsiveness, it increases a thousandfold her capabilities to love, but one effect it does not have, it does not reduce her intelligence.” (Witness of Gor, p.311)

113. “There is a sense, he said, in which the opinion of a slave is worthless, and another sense in which it might not be worthless. The sense in which it might not be worthless is the sense in which it might be true, or insightful, or helpful, such things. But in that sense the opinion of an urt or sleen, or any other form of animal, might not be worthless. It might be true, or insightful, or helpful, such things. The sense in which the opinion of a slave, or other form of animal, is worthless is the sense in which it is just that, the opinion of a slave, or animal.” (Witness of Gor, p.311)

114. “We quickly learned that the masters are truly ‘Master.’” (Witness of Gor, p.317)

115. “There are two sexes, I said. One is dominant, and the one is not. Each should be true to itself. One this world, this basic truth has been recognized, and, in a portion of the social sphere, institutionalized.” (Witness of Gor, p.319-20)

116. “We despise and hate men too weak to keep us as slaves, for they then deny to us own nature, and not only theirs to themselves. We want only to be owned, and to serve and love our masters. Is that too much to ask?” (Witness of Gor, p.354)

117. “A slave is expected to be beautiful. She is expected to be worth owning. How reassuring, incidentally, that one is here recognized as being of sufficient interest and importance to be looked at, really looked at. One is here regarded as being worthy of attention, literally, and is actually accorded it. On my old world everyone, it seems, is regarded as being infinitely important but no one pays much attention to anyone else. How tragic, I thought, that so few of the women of Earth are ever truly looked at. It is not that they are invisible. It is only that no one pays them any attention.” (Witness of Gor, p.387)

118. “The slave, incidentally, wants to be owned by a man of honor. We want to be proud of our masters. Too, we are safer with such a man. The man of honor, of course, and perhaps in part because of his sense of honor, holds us in uncompromising, perfect bondage. But that is what we want, for we are slaves.” (Witness of Gor, p.408)

119. “The free woman is a political concept, I said, with a particular political history, relevant to a particular time and place. The true woman is a biological concept, relative to a species, its nature, and the conditions germane to its fulfillment.” (Witness of Gor, p.457)

120. “I think that we, women, although not immune to male beauty, are less seriously influenced by it than men, the brutes, by female beauty. Indeed, a pretty male face can be aversive to us. The masculinity that attracts us, and can overwhelm us, is one of intelligence, power and virility, one of ruggedness and might. We are looking, so to speak, for our harem master, although we would hope to be the only slave in the harem. We want a man at whose feet we feel it is appropriate that we should kneel, as woman, and slaves. We do not want an equal, that is not enough for us, we want more than that, we want a master. We want him to be strong, ambitious, aggressive, possessive, jealous, lustful, dangerous, dominant. We want him to guard us, and protect us, and own us, with masculine ferocity, to see us as his rightful properties. We want to feel ourselves as though we were nothing before his wrath and power. We want to feel that it is the most important thing in the world for us that we please him. We want him to be jealous of us, and fiercely possessive of us we want to be important to him; we do not want to be ignored or neglected; we do not want to be taken for granted, or just be ‘there,’ perhaps almost unnoticed, as are so many ‘wives’ of Earth, the slave, I assure you, receives a great deal of attention, perhaps more than she sometimes cares for, she, in her service, and subject to his command and domination, is muchly noticed, one of the cruelest of punishments he can inflict upon us is to subject us to the same neglect and indifference commonly accorded to an Earth ‘wife’; how we strive to be pleasing to hi, that that will not occur; but it seldom occurs; better the mercy of the slave lash; he must want to keep track of us, for we are his possessions; he must want to know our thoughts, our whereabouts, and our every action. He desires us; he lusts for us; and we are his; and so he is jealous of us and inordinately possessive of us, his relished goods, his coveted prize, his properties, his slaves; and so he keeps us on a short leash.” (Witness of Gor, p.459-460)

121. “But, to be sure, much depends on the mysterious chemistries which can obtain between masters and slaves. How else explain the fascination that even a plain slave may sometimes exercise over the most powerful, rich, and handsome of men, to the puzzlement and dismay of beauties languishing in his pleasure garden? How else explain how a slave worthy of a ubar’s palace may in a market, unbidden, throw herself in her chains to her belly before an ugly, low-born, monstrous brute, pleading desperately to be purchased? Has she seen in him her master? Similarly, consider the power which such a brute may sometimes exercise over even free, beautiful, high-born damsels, such that, at the very sight of him, they will kneel and beg his collar. In him, perhaps, they, too, have seen their master.” (Witness of Gor, p.491)

122. “Bondage, as a whole, incidentally, has a tendency to enhance the beauty of women,…” (Witness of Gor, p.544)

123. “No woman can be fully fulfilled and happy until she finds herself at the feet of her master.” (Witness of Gor, p.544)

124. “Many women do not know how beautiful they are until they see themselves, bound and collared, in a mirror.” (Witness of Gor, p.544)

125. “This is surely one of the deepest and most profound relationships in which a woman can stand to a man, that of slave to master, and, ideally, that of love slave to love master.” (Witness of Gor, p.587)

126. “Women love to speak. It is one of our great pleasures.” (Witness of Gor, p.639)

Warrior Sayings
1.  "All wisdom and truth does not lie in the codes." (Outlaw of Gor, p.14)
2.  "A warrior takes what he wishes." (Outlaw of Gor, p.28)
3.  "Until you find ..., your companion is peril and steel." (Priest-Kings of Gor, p.307)
4.  "…all truth and reality is not written in one's own codes." (Raiders of Gor, p.310)
5.  "Be strong and do as you will. The swords of others will set you your limits." (Marauders of Gor, p.10)
6.  "Within the circle of each man's sword, therein is each man a Ubar." (Marauders of Gor, p.10)
7.  "Steel is the coinage of the warrior. With it he purchases what pleases him." (Marauders of Gor, p.10)
8.  "Where weapons may not be carried, it is well to carry weapons." (Marauders of Gor, p.41)
9.  "There is a time and place for speaking, as there is a time and place for steel." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.269)
10. "Is it not a paradox? Men need us in order to bring about a world in which we may be scorned and disregarded…..Men seldom recall whom it was who brought them the fruits of victory." (Beasts of Gor, p.31)
11. "What is it to be a warrior? It is to keep the codes. Nothing else matters." (Beasts of Gor, p.340)
12. "What are the codes? They are nothing, and everything. They are a bit of noise, and the steel of the heart. They are meaningless and all significant. They are the difference. Without the codes men would be Kurii" (Beasts of Gor, p.340)
13. "One does not speak to a slave of the codes" (Beasts of Gor, p.340)
14. "I am of the Warriors. I will take by the sword what women please me." (Beasts of Gor, p.348)
15. "It is no dishonor to surrender." (Beasts of Gor, p.421)
16. "Steel can always command a price." (Explorers of Gor, p.86)
17. "The cynical, mercantile mind will never understand the mind of the soldier." (Explorers of Gor, p.229)
18. "No one," said he, "can take the scarlet from me, once it is granted, unless it be by the sword." (Rogue of Gor, p.182)
19. "Not everyone who is of the Warriors knows that he is of the Warriors." (Rogue of Gor, p.317)
20. "Causes exist that men may fight." (Guardsman of Gor, p.16)
21. "A sword must drink until its thirst is satisfied." (Guardsman of Gor, p.17)
22. "Tears are not unbecoming to the soldier…The soldier is a man of deep passions, and emotion. Many men cannot even understand his depths. Do not fear your currents and your powers. In the soldier are flowers and storms. Each is a part of him, and each is real. Accept both. Deny neither." (Guardsman of Gor, p.238)
23. "When a Gorean tells you to draw your blade, it is generally not wise to spend a great deal of time discussing the matter. He may have something in mind." (Savages of Gor, p.88)
24. "The steel, as is often the case, had seemed to think for itself." (Savages of Gor, p.92)
25. "Even warriors long sometimes for the sight of their own flags, atop friendly walls, for the courtyards of their keeps, for the hearths of their halls. Thus admit the Codes." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.306)
26. "There is no incompatibility between letters and arms. The greatest soldiers are often gifted men." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.48)
27. "Many are the causes of Gor and so too, many are the captains." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.48)
28. "Many captains choose their causes on the scales of merchants, weighing their iron against gold. They fight only for the Ubar with the deepest purse." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.49)
29. "Many warriors see war as a perilous and exhilarating sport, a game of warriors and Ubars." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.18)
30. "There are no mere points of honor." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.63)
31. "It is dangerous to follow a warrior, as it is a larl or sleen. Such, too often, double back. Such, too often, turn the game." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.73-4)
32. "Did he think that the color of a fellow's garments was what made him a warrior? Surely he must realize that one not of the warriors might affect the scarlet, and that one who wore the grimed gray of a peasant, one barefoot, and armed only with the great staff, might be of the scarlet caste. I t is not the uniform which makes the warrior, the soldier." (Magicians of Gor, p.129)

33. “..,the discipline of the military, that of the Warrior, that discipline necessary for the raid, the engagement, that required for decisive and coordinated action in highly dangerous circumstances, and, even, too, that other sort of discipline, the long, slow, staying, sort of discipline, that which might be required for weeks and months, even years, that tenacity, that sturdiness, needed for the sometimes seemingly endless rigors and privations of campaigns, and wars.” (Witness of Gor, p.229)

34. “Honor has many voices, and many songs.”  (Witness of Gor, p.548)


Female Warriors
1.  "..she knows she is weaker than men and what this can mean;" (Nomads of Gor, p.63)
2.  "There is a Gorean saying that free women, raised gently in the high cylinders, in their robes of concealment, unarmed, untrained in weapons, may, by the slaver, be plucked like flowers by the slaver." (Hunters of Gor, p.118)
3.  "It is nothing for a man to overpower a female." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.143)
4.  "The strength of a full-grown woman is equivalent to a twelve-year old boy." (Tribesmen of Gor, p.223)
5.  "Men are the warriors and women were among the fitting spoils of their victories." (Blood Brothers of Gor, p.213)
6.  "The insignia of men become empty mockeries when permitted to women." (Mercenaries of Gor, p.156)
7.  "She was a large girl, and formidable to us,…, but, compared to the men, she was only another female, no different from us. Compared to them, her size and strength, really only that of a woman, was, like ours, when all was said and done, simply negligible. Compared to them she was, like us simply small and weak. Before them, and to them, she could never be any more than we, only another female, small, lovely and helpless, a mere female, totally at their mercy." (Dancer of Gor, p.107)
8.  "It occurred to me how much refuge women have in a civilized world, protected by customs, by artifices, by conventions, by arrangements, by laws. Did they understand, I wondered, the tenuousness of such things, their fragility, their dependence on the will of men. Did they wonder sometimes, I wondered, what might be their lot, or how they might fare, if such things were swept away, if suddenly they no longer existed? Did they understand that then they would be as vulnerable as slaves?" (Vagabonds of Gor, p.118)
9.  "All women need the protection of men, though sometimes this protection is so profound and so familiar as to escape notice. But let the barriers of civilization lapse, even for a day, and their need for men would become unmistakably apparent." (Vagabonds of Gor, p.206)
10. "Gorean men do not surrender their birthright as males, their rightful dominance, their appropriate mastery. They do not choose to be dictated to by females." (Magicians of Gor, p.51)
Ubar Quotes
1.  "An Ubar gives no accounting." (Assassin of Gor, p.406)
2.  "It is hard to be Ubar." (Assassin of Gor, p.407)
3.  "If a Ubar does not respect the law of the Home Stone, what man shall?" (Assassin of Gor, p.407)
4.  "A Ubar need give no accounting, no explanation." (Raiders of Gor, p.95)
5.  "Only a Ubar may sit upon the throne of a Ubar." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.114)
6.  "A Ubar must think ahead." (Slave Girl of Gor, p.145)
7.  "In the arts of politics, gold is more insidious than steel." (Explorers of Gor, p.223)
8.  "He was a Ubar. He would not be easy to please." (Explorers of Gor, p.234)
9.  "It is not always desirable to look deeply into the eyes of a Ubar. (Explorers of Gor, p.237)
10. "To truly see a Ubar, to look into his heart can be a fearful thing." (Explorers of Gor, p.237)
11. "He who sits upon the throne, it is said, is the most alone of men." (Explorers of Gor, p.237)
12. "Only one can sit upon the throne,.." (Explorers of Gor, p.243)
13. "The Ubar must contain within himself dark strengths. He must be capable of doing, as many men are not, what is necessary." (Explorers of Gor, p.243)
14. "It is he who must be a stranger to all men, and to whom all men must be strangers." (Explorers of Gor, p.243)
15. "But let us not look into their eyes too closely, for we might see there that which sets them apart from us." (Explorers of Gor, p.243)
16. "The throne indeed is a lonely country. Many men desire to live there but few could bear its burden." (Explorers of Gor, p.243)
17. "Ubars seldom see much point in engaging in single combat with common soldiers." (Explorers of Gor, p.428)
18. "...,you are not of sufficient political importance to warrant a duel with a Ubar." (Explorers of Gor, p.428)
19. "To an Ubar, a friend is precious as they have so few." (Explorers of Gor, p.446)


Assassin Quotes
1.  "Scormus would play like an Assassin. He would be merciless, and he would take no chances." (Beasts of Gor, p.88)
2.  "…the sword of the warrior is pledged to a Home Stone, the assassin to gold and the knife." (Beasts of Gor, p.136)
3.  "…reminded me of men of the caste of Assassins, as they sometimes are, before they begin their hunt. The edge must be sharp, the resolve must be merciless, the instinct to kill must in no way be blunted." (Beasts of Gor, p.86)
4.  "The Assassin is like a musician, a surgeon. The Warrior is a butcher, a ravaging, bloodthirsty lout." (Beasts of Gor, p.413)
5.  "Assassins are arid fellows and Warriors are more genial and enthusiastic." (Beasts of Gor, p.413)
6.  "An Assassin goes in and does his job, and comes out quietly. Warriors storm buildings and burn towers." (Beasts of Gor, p.413)
7.  "More than one triumph in a Gorean city has been spoiled by the bolt of an assassin." (Magicians of Gor, p.90)

8.  “Why Assassins,” asked the pit master. “Why those of the black caste?” “Efficiency, anonymity.” Said the officer.” (Witness of Gor, p.547)

9.  “The men in the black tunics who had remained overnight in the quarters of the pit master, including their leader and his lieutenant, seemed to me strange fellows. They were much unlike many, if not most, of the men of this world. They did not laugh, they did not joke, they did not tell stories. They were silent, frightening, terrible men. I do not think they had Home Stones. If they had some loyalty, and I do not doubt they did, I think it was rather to some bloody oath, or dark covenant, or even to a leader. They attended to their equipment, they sharpened their swords. They drank only water. They ate sparingly. The hospitality of the pit master, offering us to them, was declined. Even the women chained at the wall were not touched.” (Witness of Gor, p.550)

10.  “Glory to the black caste!” (Witness of Gor, p.566