Frank Herbert

Found 37 thoughts of 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

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

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

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

Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood.

Frank Herbert

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

Frank Herbert

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.

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

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

Frank Herbert

Absolute power is the power to destroy.

Frank Herbert

The one-eyed view of our universe says you must not look far afield for problems. Such problems may never arrive. Instead tend to the wolf within your fences. The packs ranging outside may not even exist.

Frank Herbert

The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.

Frank Herbert

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

Frank Herbert

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

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

Truth suffers from too much analysis.

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

There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man--with human flesh.

Frank Herbert

It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.

Frank Herbert

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.

Frank Herbert

Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent natural regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it.

Frank Herbert

A human being can stand any amout of pain.

Frank Herbert

The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.

Frank Herbert

Truth is subject to too much analysis.

Frank Herbert

Humans live best when each has a place to stand, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things and what he may achieve. Destroy the place and you destroy the person.

Frank Herbert
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