Excerpts from Dune by Frank Herbert:
"Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
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's 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.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it."
"Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain"
"There is no escape — we pay for the violence of our ancestors."
"To save one from a mistake is a gift of paradise."