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"Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb."
Josh Billings
Frank Herbert Quotes
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

Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Frank Herbert

He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Frank Herbert

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
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

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich...
Frank Herbert

It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad'Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson.
Frank Herbert

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Frank Herbert

Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
Frank Herbert

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert

Something cannot emerge from nothing.
Frank Herbert

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
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

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Frank Herbert

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.
Frank Herbert

The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
Frank Herbert

There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
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

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert

What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
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

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
Frank Herbert

Type:
Writer
Date of Birth:
1920-10-08
Year of Death:
1986
Nationality:
American
 

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