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Grave this on your memory, lad: A world is supported by four things..." she held up four big-knuckled fingers. "...the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these things are as nothing..." She closed her fingers into a fist. "...without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition!


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The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver ...
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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I...
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What do you despise? By this are you truly known
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There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves
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Hey, that turned out not to be such a good idea. I'd better not do that anymore.
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Fear is the mind killer
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When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of your...
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Here lies a fallen god His fall was not a small one, We did but build his pedestal An narrow and a t...
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Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
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There's hope left in these dusty chords. There's a song left in our rusty hearts. We are torn and fr...
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But oh, the perils of leadership in a species so anxious to be told what to do. How little they knew...
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Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work.
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Truth suffers from too much analysis.

-Ancient Fremen Saying
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As with all priests, you learned early to call the truth heresy.
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One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires tha...
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We can say that Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the fir...
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These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prospe...
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Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions.
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The Fremen have a simple, practical religion,” he said.
“Nothing about religion is simple.
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You never talk of likelihoods on Arrakis. You speak only of possibilities.
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There is only one true wealth in all the universe--living time.
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Each of us comes into being knowing who he is and what he is supposed to do.' ... 'Small children kn...
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The child who refuses to travel in the father's harness, this is the symbol of man's most unique cap...
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Moral decisions are always easy to recognize,” Odrade said. “They are where you abandon self-int...
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he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning “That path leads ever down into s...
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