Posts tagged 'paul atreides'
"Among the responsibilities of command is the necessity to punish… but only when the victim demands it."
— Paul Muad’dib in Children of Dune
"War is useful because it is effective in so many areas. It stimulates the metabolism. It enforces government. It diffuses genetic strains. It possesses a vitality such as nothing else in the universe.
Only those who recognize the value of war and exercise it have any degree of self-determination."
— Bijaz the dwarf, in Dune Messiah
"There are limits to power, as those who put their hopes in a constitution always discover."
— Paul Muad’dib in Dune Messiah
"Deceit is a tool of statecraft"
— Princess Irulan in Dune Messiah