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Frank Herbert
October 8, 1920 - February 11, 1986
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

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


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.


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


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


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


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.


To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.


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?


Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.


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


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


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


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.


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


Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.


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


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


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


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.


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


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