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Wisdom from Assassin’s Creed

Stealth. Cunning. Hoods. These are the traits most readily associated with the cast of Ubisoft's monumentally successful Assassin's Creed games. But lurking amongst the hide-and-go-sneak action is a veritable treasure trove of gaming wisdom offered up by the series' characters.

From philosophical musings to weighty quips, this gallery collects together the wisest words from the Assassin's Creed canon.

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  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 60

    Altaïr Ibn La'Ahad

    Only a mind free of impediments is capable of grasping the chaotic beauty of the world.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 61

    Thomas Hickey

    We're different, you and I. You're just some blind fool, who's always chasing butterflies. Whereas I'm the type of guy, who likes to have a beer in one hand, and a titty in the other. Thing is, boy... I can have what I seek. Had it, even. You? Your hands will always be empty.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 62

    Clay Kaczmarek

    What is a man but the sum of his memories? We are the stories we live, the tales we tell ourselves.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 63

    Yusuf Tazim

    Even in times of peace, the poor are always under siege.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 64

    Benjamin Church

    It's all a matter of perspective. There is no single path through life that's right and fair and does no harm.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 65

    Abbas

    Silence is just another form of a sin.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 66

    Manuel Palailogos

    Trust without cynicism is hollow.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 67

    Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

    When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, in the twilight of my life, this understanding has passed into contentment.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 68

    Assassin's Creed maxim

    Nothing is true, everything is permitted

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 69

    Al Mualim

    I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 70

    Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad & Jubair Al-Hakim

    Altaïr: Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish them for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.

    Jubair: Then what?

    Altaïr: You of all people should know the answer. Educate them. Teach them right from wrong. It must be knowledge that frees them, not force.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 71

    Bartolomeo d'Alviano

    There will come a day in which men no longer cheat each other. And on that day we will see what mankind is truly capable of.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 72

    Haytham Kenway

    The people never have the power, only the illusion of it. And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It's why they are so quick to fall in line as soon as someone else takes charge. They want to be told what to do. They yearn for it. Little wonder that, since all mankind was built to serve.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 73

    Maria de' Mozzi & Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    Maria de' Mozzi: You need a more creative outlet.

    Ezio Auditore da Firenze: I have plenty of outlets...

    Maria de' Mozzi: I meant besides vaginas.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 74

    Tamir the Merchant

    Such pride... it will destroy you child.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 75

    Juno

    It is the cruelest fate, to have written words that meant well - and see them made wicked and unwise. What was meant to encourage life - used instead to justify taking it!

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 76

    Garnier De Naplouse

    It's not what I believe... it's what I know.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 77

    Altaïr Ibn La'Ahad

    We are what we choose to be.

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  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 78

    Al Mualim

    Information learned is more valuable than information given.

  • Wisdom from Assassin's Creed 79

    Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

    To say that nothing is true is to realise that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with our consequences, whether glorious or tragic.