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

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




Frank Herbert Quotes: "All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities."

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.




Frank Herbert Quotes: "If we define Futurism as an exploration beyond accepted limits, then the nature of limiting systems becomes the first object of exploration."

If we define Futurism as an exploration beyond accepted limits, then the nature of limiting systems becomes the first object of exploration.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "When politics and religion are intermingled, a people is suffused with a sense of invulnerability, and gathering speed in their forward charge, they fail to see the cliff ahead of them"

When politics and religion are intermingled, a people is suffused with a sense of invulnerability, and gathering speed in their forward charge, they fail to see the cliff ahead of them




Frank Herbert Quotes: "There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story."

There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words."

Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words.



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

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




Frank Herbert Quotes: "Justice belongs to those who claim it, but let the claimant beware lest he create new injustice by his claim and thus set the bloody pendulum of revenge into its inexorable motion"

Justice belongs to those who claim it, but let the claimant beware lest he create new injustice by his claim and thus set the bloody pendulum of revenge into its inexorable motion



Frank Herbert Quotes: "The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself."

The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.



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

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Question: Who governs the governors? Answer: Entropy"

Question: Who governs the governors? Answer: Entropy



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible."

Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.




Frank Herbert Quotes: "Ideas are a dime a dozen. It's execution that counts."

Ideas are a dime a dozen. It's execution that counts.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new."

Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "There is only one true wealth in all the universe. I have given you some of it. I have given your father and your mate some of it. And your friends. This wealth is living time."

There is only one true wealth in all the universe. I have given you some of it. I have given your father and your mate some of it. And your friends. This wealth is living time.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness."

Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria."

The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions."

Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "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."

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.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it."

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "When a wise man does not understand, he says: "I do not understand." The fool and the uncultured are ashamed of their ignorance. They remain silent when a question could bring them wisdom."

When a wise man does not understand, he says: "I do not understand." The fool and the uncultured are ashamed of their ignorance. They remain silent when a question could bring them wisdom.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him."

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



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

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles"

When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles



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

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible."

Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood."

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself."

Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Does a population have informed consent when that population is not taught the inner workings of its monetary system, and then is drawn, all unknowing, into economic adventures?"

Does a population have informed consent when that population is not taught the inner workings of its monetary system, and then is drawn, all unknowing, into economic adventures?



Frank Herbert Quotes: "To endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe. You cannot hire a wise man or any other intellect to solve it for you. There's no writ of inquest or calling of witness to provide answers."

To endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe. You cannot hire a wise man or any other intellect to solve it for you. There's no writ of inquest or calling of witness to provide answers.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them."

Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "If you live in bad faith, lies will appear to you like the truth."

If you live in bad faith, lies will appear to you like the truth.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles."

When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Caution is the path to mediocrity. Gliding, passionless mediocrity is all that most people think they can achieve."

Caution is the path to mediocrity. Gliding, passionless mediocrity is all that most people think they can achieve.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Governments can be useful to the governed only so long as inherent tendencies toward tyranny are restrained."

Governments can be useful to the governed only so long as inherent tendencies toward tyranny are restrained.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded."

Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves."

There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible."

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous."

Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Face your fears or they will climb over your back."

Face your fears or they will climb over your back.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Fear is the mind-killer."

Fear is the mind-killer.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "FEAR IS THE MIND-KILLER. FEAR IS THE LITTLE-DEATH THAT BRINGS TOTAL OBLITERATION."

FEAR IS THE MIND-KILLER. FEAR IS THE LITTLE-DEATH THAT BRINGS TOTAL OBLITERATION.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "A person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing you to grow. Without them, it sleeps- seldom to awaken. The sleeper must awaken."

A person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing you to grow. Without them, it sleeps- seldom to awaken. The sleeper must awaken.



Frank Herbert Quotes: "Reason is the first victim of strong emotion."

Reason is the first victim of strong emotion.



Frank Herbert Quotes: ". . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be."

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



Frank Herbert Quotes: "No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer."

No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer.