Even for a wizard there will often come times when someone close to you,
perhaps even your spouse, criticizes your habits by comparing them to those of
animals. This is distinctly unfair to the animals, who have far better habits
than we in many areas. When, for example, have you seen a frog collecting taxes
or a squirrel running for electoral office? Present arguments like these to
those people who criticize you. If they still do not see the wisdom of your
ways, you may then feel free to bite them.
-- The Teachings of Ebenezum, Vol. IX
Wizards are constantly subject to negative publicity. A case in point. One
elderly wizard of my acquaintance, whenever he was bothered by unexpected
guests, would immediately cast one of three spells upon them, either turning
them to stone, transforming them into segmented worms, or blasting them
entirely out of the kingdom....