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By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

No person can ever know everything that is in the heart of another. We are all Face Dancers in our souls.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

The man who sees an opportunity and does nothing is asleep with his eyes open.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

Anything imagined can be made real ... given sufficient genius.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

The first step in innovation is to know that a thing can be created. After that, the rest is a matter of detail.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Brian Herbert

In Dune and Dune Messiah, he [Frank Herbert] was cautioning against pride and overconfidence, that form of narcissism described in Greek tragedies that invariably led to the great fall.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

It's so much more interesting to study a ... damaged world. I find it difficult to learn anything in a place that's too civilized.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

How will I be remembered by my children? This is the true measure of a man.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Brian Herbert

We create our own future by our own beliefs, which control our actions. A strong enough belief system, a sufficiently powerful conviction, can make anything happen. This is how we create our consensus reality, including our gods.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

There is no man so blind as one who has made up his mind.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Brian Herbert

...heroic leaders often made mistakes ... mistakes that were amplified by the number of followers who were held in thrall by charisma. (Introduction to Dune Messiah)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Brian Herbert

In adverse circumstances, every creature becomes something else, evolving or devolving. What makes us human is that we know what we once were, and, let us hope, we remember how to change back.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

Freedom is an elusive concept. Some men hold themselves prisoner even when they have the power to do as they please and go where they choose, while others are free in their hearts, even as shackles restrain them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

Among my father's most important messages were that governments lie to protect themselves and they make incredibly stupid decisions.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Brian Herbert

With a smile of grim satisfaction, he bellowed his call. And the rebels surged forward in an act that would be remembered for ten thousand years.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

The Universe operates on a basic principle of economics: everything has its cost. We pay to create our future, we pay for the mistakes of the past. We pay for every change we make . . . and we pay just as dearly if we refuse to change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

The more tightly packed the group, the greater the need for strict social ranks and orders.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

Fear invites aggression - do not show it to a predator.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

A winner has more skills than a loser," Vor said, "no matter how you define the competition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

Facts mean nothing when they are preempted by appearance. Do not underestimate the power of impression over reality.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Brian Herbert

My Sihaya,’ he said as he held her, ‘I have loved you for five thousand years.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

Discovery is dangerous . . . but so is life. A man unwilling to take risk is doomed never to learn, never to grow, never to live.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

Wounds make better lessons than lectures.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Brian Herbert

The universe is our picture. Only the immature imagine the cosmos to be what they think it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Brian Herbert

Dune Messiah is the most misunderstood of Frank Herbert's novels. The reasons for this are as fascinating and complex as the renowned author himself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

Life is filled with tests, one after another, and if you don't recognize them, you are certain to fail the most important ones.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

Aristotle raped reason. He implanted in the dominant schools of philosophy the attractive belief that there can be discrete separation between mind and body. This led quite naturally to corollary delusions such as the one that power can be understood without applying it, or that joy is totally removable from unhappiness, that peace can exist in the total absence of war, or that life can be understood without death. —ERASMUS, Corrin Notes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

But the Butlerians turn fear into violence and panic into a weapon. By creating imaginary problems and raising the specter of nonexistent enemies, they transform common people into a wild herd that destroys everything they do not understand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian Herbert

Humans are different in private than in the presence of others. While the private persona merges into the social persona in varying degrees, the union is never complete. Something is always held back.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

Never underestimate the power of the human mind to believe what it wants to believe, no matter the conflicting evidence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Herbert

Address the solvable first, instructs the father by way of teaching his son crisis management. That way, he counsels, there is less distraction to tackle more daunting issues.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

Opportunities are a tricky crop, with tiny flowers that are difficult to see and even more difficult to harvest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

Let the future remain uncertain, for that is the canvas to receive our desires.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian Herbert

It is astonishing how foolish humans can be in groups, especially when they follow their leader without question.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brian Herbert

Simplicity is the most difficult of all concepts.