A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. Dune (First Law of Mentat)

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Absolute power is the power to destroy. Dune

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All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy. Dune

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All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. Chapterhouse Dune Missionaria Protectiva

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Beaurocracy destroys initiative. Dune

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Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. Dune

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Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood. Dune

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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. Dune

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Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaces by vague ritual. Dune

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Humans live best when each has a place to stand, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things and what he may achieve. Destroy the place and you destroy the person. Dune

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