we can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. 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.
Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power,” Tuek said. “You might find the line between life and death among the Fremen to be too sharp and quick.
Ideas are most to feared when they become actions,” Paul said.
Chaos is no surprise. It has predictable characteristics. For one thing, it carries away order and strengthens the forces at the extremes.
When your opponent fears you, then’s the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him. Let it become terror. The terrified man fights himself. Eventually, he attacks in desperation. That is the most dangerous moment, but the terrified man can be trusted usually to make a fatal mistake. You are being trained here to detect these mistakes and use them.
That which makes a man superhuman is terrifying.
it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, those things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that’s really chewing on us.
I have said: “Blow out the lamp! Day is here!” And you keep saying: “Give me a lamp so I can find the day.
A plan depends as much upon execution as it does upon concept.
People don’t vote. Instinct tells them it’s useless.