May thy knife chip and shatter.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the fear is gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Paul Atreides in Dune - Awakening
A great man doesn't seek to lead - he's called to it.
It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
If you rely only on your eyes, your other senses weaken.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The people who can destroy a thing, they control it.
Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new.
Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die.
It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
But it's well known that repression makes a religion flourish.
Knowing where the trap is - that's the first step in evading it.
The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.
It's easier to be terrified by an enemy you admire.
A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel.
Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you've always known.