Frank herbert Quotes

“You’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? That’s an animal k...

“You’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? That’s an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.” -Frank Herbert ‘Dune’
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Politics: the art of appearing cand...

Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible. ...Frank Herbert
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The beginning of knowledge is...

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. ...Frank Herbert
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The writing of history is largely a process of divers...

The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ...Frank Herbert
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There is no real ending. I...

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. -Frank Herbert
📅︎ Nov 09
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“Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray t...

“Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties... [sic] and the striving for something better, plus the fear that nothing would come of it all.” -- Frank Herbert (Dune) (1965)
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"The people I distrust most are those ...

"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action." — Frank Herbert
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Without change, something sleeps...

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. Frank Herbert
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“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pat...

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” ―Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune
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"The mystery of life isn't a pr...

"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. " - Frank Herbert, writer
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Religion, too, is a weapon. What ma...

Religion, too, is a weapon. What manner of weapon is religion when it becomes the government?” ― Frank Herbert,
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Seek freedom and be captive of...

Seek freedom and be captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty. -Frank Herbert
📅︎ Jun 08
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“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pat...

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible”. - Frank Herbert, Author Of Dune.
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The unclouded eye wa...

The unclouded eye was better, no matter what it saw. -Frank Herbert
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There is no escape—we p...

There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.― Frank Herbert
📅︎ May 18
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Without change, something sleeps...

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. Frank Herbert
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"Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The...

"Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders."- Frank Herbert
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"The difference between a he...

"The difference between a hero and an anti-hero is where you stop the story" - Frank Herbert
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There is no real ending. I...

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. Frank Herbert
📅︎ Aug 18
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“Without new experiences, some...

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” - Frank Herbert
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“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need f...

“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.” - Frank Herbert
📅︎ Jun 15
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“Seek freedom and become captive ...

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” - Frank Herbert
📅︎ Apr 27
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Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my f...

Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear's path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -Frank Herbert, Dune
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“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for...

“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.” — Frank Herbert, Dune
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"'We tend to become like the worst i...

"'We tend to become like the worst in those we oppose.' - Bene Gesserit Coda" Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune 1986
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“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need f...

“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.” ― Frank Herbert
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"Truth suffers from to...

"Truth suffers from too much analysis" ―Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah (1969)
📅︎ May 31
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"Wealth is a tool of freedom. But the p...

"Wealth is a tool of freedom. But the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery." Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, Loc 5776
📅︎ Jun 15
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"Whether a thought is spoken or...

"Whether a thought is spoken or not, it is a real thing and has powers of reality." - Frank Herbert
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“There is no real ending. I...

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” ― Frank Herbert
📅︎ May 13
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“Seek freedom and become captive of you...

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” — Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune
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“There is no escape—we pa...

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.” Frank Herbert, Dune
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"What do you despise? ...

"What do you despise? By this are you truly known." -Frank Herbert: Dune
📅︎ Nov 18
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"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts...

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible" - Frank Herbert, Dune
📅︎ Feb 07
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"Enemies make you st...

"Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker." Frank Herbert
📅︎ Jan 05
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"Let us not rail about justice ...

"Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them." -Frank Herbert.
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“Absolute power does not corrupt...

“Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.” ― Frank Herbert
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“Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife — cho...

“Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife — chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's complete because it's ended here.' ” — Frank Herbert
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"My view of history says that mistakes made by a le...

"My view of history says that mistakes made by a leader (or made in a leader's name) are amplified by the numbers who follow without question." - Frank Herbert
📅︎ Jan 19
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All governments suffer a recurring problem; Power attrac...

All governments suffer a recurring problem; Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts, but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. -Frank Herbert
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Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first trainin...

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. Frank Herbert
📅︎ Mar 01
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“It is difficult to live in the present, pointl...

“It is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.” ― Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
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