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"Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: therefore it destroys freedom."

Albert Camus

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"Bless the maker and his water, bless the coming and going of him, may his passing cleanse the world."

Dr. Kynes

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"We are the secret of the universe. We are the secret. We know of CHOAM in the universe, Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles, controlled by the Emperor Shaddam IV and all the great housses of the Landsraad. We know of CHOAM, yet we are the secret. We know of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, their selective breeding plan for 90 generations to produce the Kwisatz Haderach, whom they will control. The one they call the witches, yet we are the secret. We know of the Guild and the navigators' power to fold space and their control over all interplanetary travel. We know they have the seeing eye, yet we are the secret. The Bakka shall weep no more for there is now at work a higher power."

Reverend Mother Ramallo

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"As you know, the Imperium has never been able to take a census of the Fremen. Everyone thinks that there are but few, wandering here and there in the desert. My lord, I suspect an incredible secret has been kept on this planet: that the Fremen exist in vast numbers - vast. And it is they who control Arrakis."

Duncan Idaho

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."

Missionara Protectiva,Text QIV

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security."

Bene Gesserit Coda

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders."

Law and Governance The Spacing Guild Manual

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Is your religion real when it costs you nothing and carries no risk? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it? Is your religion real when you commit atrocities in its name? Whence comes your downward degeneration from the original revelation?"

Paul Atreides

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"A million deaths is not enough for Yueh."

Lady Jessica

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Usil, we have wormsigns the likes of which even God have never seen."

Stilgar

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"I want to spit, once, on your head."

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"One enemy at a time."

Gurney Halleck

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Evil can be detected by its smell."

Paul Muad'Dib Atreides

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Truth suffers from too much analysis."

Ancient Fremen Saying

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Above all else, the mentat must be a generalist, not a specialist. It is wise to have decisions of great moment monitored by generalists. Experts and specialists lead you quickly into chaos. They are a source of useless nit - picking, the ferocious quibble over a comma."

The Mentat Handbook

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"The wise animal blends into its surroundings."

Fremen Saying

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"My mind controls my reality."

The Beginnings of Prana-Bindu Balance

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"When logic fails, another tool must be used."

Honored Matres Axiom Dune

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Miscellany

"Tone of voice and attitude alone can subjugate another's will."

Duncan Idaho

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Trust no government!"

Reverend Mother Superior Darwi Odrade

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"To know a thing well, know its limits. Only when pushed beyond its tolerance will true nature be seen."

The Amtal Rule

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Moral decisions are always easy to recognize. They are where you abandon self-interest."

Reverend Mother Superior Darwi Odrade

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Do not depend only on theory if your life is at stake."

Bene Gesserit Commentary

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Beware jargon. It usually hides ignorance and carries little knowledge."

The Coda

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Creative anarchy is the path to survival in this universe."

Ixian Philosophy

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."

The Coda

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Dune

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Alfred Adler

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