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"I'm a doctor, not a coalminer."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy

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"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

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"The wise animal blends into its surroundings."

Fremen Saying

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"My mind controls my reality."

The Beginnings of Prana-Bindu Balance

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"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

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

Reverend Mother Superior Darwi Odrade

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

Bene Gesserit Commentary

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

The Coda

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

Ixian Philosophy

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

The Coda

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"Hope clouds observation."

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

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"I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise."

Captian James T. Kirk -- The Corbomite Maneuver  (Stardate 1514.0)

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"Killing is stupid; useless!"

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- A Private Little War  (Stardate 4211.8)

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"... bacteriological warfare ... hard to believe we were once foolish enough to play around with that."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- The Omega Glory  (Stardate Unknown)

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Star Trek

"Blast medicine anyway! We've learned to tie into every organ in the human body but one. The brain! The brain is what life is all about."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- The Menagerie  (Stardate 3012.4)

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Star Trek

"War is never imperative."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- Balance of Terror  (Stardate 1709.2)

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"We're all sorry for the other guy when he loses his job to a machine. But when it comes to your job -- that's different. And it always will be different."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- The Ultimate Computer  (Stardate 4729.4)

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"A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive."

Captian James T. Kirk -- The Omega Glory  (Stardate Unknown)

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Star Trek

"[Doctors and Bartenders], We both get the same two kinds of customers -- the living and the dying."

Dr. Boyce -- The Menagerie  (Stardate Unknown)

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Star Trek

"It is a human characteristic to love little animals, especially if they're attractive in some way."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- The Trouble with Tribbles  (Stardate 4525.6)

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Star Trek

"... The things love can drive a man to -- the ecstasies, the the miseries, the broken rules, the desperate chances, the glorious failures and the glorious victories."

Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy -- Requiem for Methuselah  (Stardate 5843.7)

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2013-11-20   Category: Star Trek

"Too much of anything, even love, isn't necessarily a good thing."

Captian James T. Kirk -- The Trouble with Tribbles  (Stardate 4525.6)

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Reverend Mother Superior Darwi Odrade

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