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"It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich."

"Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain."

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality."

"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."
Change

"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual."

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

"Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker."

"He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing."

"How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him."

"It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich..."

"Kindness is the beginning of cruelty."

"Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future."

"Something cannot emerge from nothing."

"The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger."

"The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent."

"To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be."

"To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror."

"Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery."

"When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual."

"It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad'Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson."

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