Quotes by Frank Herbert

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
- Frank Herbert
Something cannot emerge from nothing.
- Frank Herbert
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
- Frank Herbert
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He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
- Frank Herbert
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
- Frank Herbert
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
- Frank Herbert
There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
- Frank Herbert
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
- Frank Herbert
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
- Frank Herbert
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
- Frank Herbert
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How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
- Frank Herbert
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
- Frank Herbert
The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.
- Frank Herbert
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
- Frank Herbert
The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
- Frank Herbert
Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
- Frank Herbert
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
- Frank Herbert
To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.
- Frank Herbert
To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
- Frank Herbert
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
- Frank Herbert
One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
- Frank Herbert
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?
- Frank Herbert
Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.
- Frank Herbert
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
- Frank Herbert
The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
- Frank Herbert
I must not fear. 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, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
- Frank Herbert

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