Frank Herbert, formally Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Frank
Herbert, formally Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr.
1920
1986

American Science Fiction Writer, most notably the "Dune" series

Author Quotes

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.

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

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

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

Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.

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.

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

The joy of living, the beauty, is all bound up in the fact that life can surprise you.

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

Greatness is a transitory experience.

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

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.

Author Picture
First Name
Frank
Last Name
Herbert, formally Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr.
Birth Date
1920
Death Date
1986
Bio

American Science Fiction Writer, most notably the "Dune" series