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The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.


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Fear is the mind killer
FRANK HERBERT
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of your...
FRANK HERBERT
Here lies a fallen god His fall was not a small one, We did but build his pedestal An narrow and a t...
FRANK HERBERT
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...
FRANK HERBERT
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.
FRANK HERBERT
Truth suffers from too much analysis.

-Ancient Fremen Saying
FRANK HERBERT
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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