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Thus spoke St. Alia-of-the-Knife:
"The Reverend Mother must combine
the seductive wiles of a courtesan with
the untouchable majesty of a virgin
goddess, holding these attributes in
tension so long as the powers of her
youth endure. For when youth and
beauty have gone, she will find that the
place-between, once occupied by
tension, has become a wellspring of
cunning and resourcefulness.
COGNITIVEEDGE
Learning from the Bene Gesserit
KMUK London 2011
from Muad'Dib, Family Commentaries by the Princess Irulan
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Gaius Helen Mohiam
and all the Reverend
Mothers within her
shuddered. Yes the
Tielaxu did loathsome
things
Think you of the fact that
a deaf person cannot hear.
Then, what deafness may we
not all possess? What senses
do we lack that we cannot see
and cannot hear another
world all around us?
Orange Catholic Bible
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What can I say about Jessica?
Natural selection has been
Given the opportunity she would
described as an environment
attempt VOICE on God
selectively screening for
those who will have progeny.
When strangers meet, great
Where humans are
allowance should be made for
concerned, though, this is an
differences of custom and
extremely limited viewpoint
training
The Dune Catastrophe, after Harq al-Ada
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I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Virtue then is a state of
Fear is the little-death that
brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
deliberate moral purpose
consisting in a mean that is
I will permit it to pass over me
and through me.
relative to ourselves, the mean
being determined by reason....
And when it has gone past I will turn the
inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be
nothing.
Aristotle
Only I will remain.
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