The best Quotes by Frank Herbert

The best Quotes by Frank Herbert

Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 - February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels.

It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.
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.
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
If you rely only on your eyes, your other senses weaken.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The people who can destroy a thing, they control it.
Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new.
Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die.
It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.
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.
But it's well known that repression makes a religion flourish.
Knowing where the trap is - that's the first step in evading it.
The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.
It's easier to be terrified by an enemy you admire.
A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel.
Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you've always known.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

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Because it'd be like comparing apples and oranges.
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Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

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