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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. Though he became famous for his novels, he also wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer. The Dune saga, set in the distant future, and taking place over millennia, explores complex themes, such as the long-term survival of the human species, human evolution, planetary science and ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, economics and power in a future where humanity has long since developed interstellar travel and settled many thousands of worlds. Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and the whole series is widely considered to be among the classics of the genre.
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Mentat ::: (language) (After the human computers in Frank Herbert's SF classic, Dune) An object-oriented distributed language developed at the University of Virginia some time before Dec 1987. Mentat is an extension of C++ and is portable to a variety of MIMD architectures.By 1994 Mentat was available for Sun-3, Sun-4, iPSC/2 with plans for Mach, iPSC860, RS/6000 and Iris. The language is now (May 1998) supported in a new project, Legion.E-mail: .[Mentat: An Object-Oriented Macro Data Flow System, A. Grimshaw et al, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):35-47, Dec 1987, OOPSLA '87]. (1998-05-15)

Mentat "language" (After the human computers in Frank Herbert's SF classic, "Dune") An {object-oriented} distributed language developed at the {University of Virginia} some time before Dec 1987. Mentat is an extension of {C++} and is portable to a variety of {MIMD} architectures. By 1994 Mentat was available for {Sun-3}, {Sun-4}, {iPSC}/2 with plans for {Mach}, {iPSC860}, {RS/6000} and {Iris}. The language is now (May 1998) supported in a new project, {Legion}. E-mail: "mentat@uvacs.cs.virginia.edu". ["Mentat: An Object-Oriented Macro Data Flow System", A. Grimshaw "grimshaw@cs.virginia.edu" et al, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):35-47, Dec 1987, OOPSLA '87]. (1998-05-15)



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1:There is no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves." ~ Frank Herbert,
2:Do not be trapped by the need to achieve anything. This way, you achieve everything." ~ Frank Herbert,
3:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. ~ Frank Herbert,
4:There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times to develop psychic muscles.
   ~ Frank Herbert, Dune (1965),
5:We are generalists. You can't draw neat lines around planet-wide problems. Planetology is a cut-and-fit science. ~ Frank Herbert, Dune,
6:How can one attempt seeing truth without knowing falsehood. It is the attempt to see the light without knowing darkness. It cannot be.
   ~ Frank Herbert,
7:A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. This every sister of the Bene Gesserit knows. ~ Frank Herbert in Dune,
8: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,
9: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, Dune Books,
10: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, Dune,
11:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corrupt-able. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ Frank Herbert,
12: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
13: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
   ~ Frank Herbert, Dune,
14:Masters of Worldbuilding. Creating imaginary worlds is certainly one of the more satisfying and addictive of creative pastimes. Of course, no one has ever surpassed Tolkien in worldbuilding stakes. And Frank Herbert should be included in 2nd place on this honourable list. Other worthwhile mentions are Lovecraft (Cthulhu mythos), Asimov (Foundation), Niven (Known Space), Jack Kirby (Marvel), William Gibson (the Sprawl), Stephen Baxter (Xeelee), Marc Miller (Traveller), C.J.Cherryh (Alliance-Union), Dan Simmons (Hyperion Cantos), David Weber (Honorverse), Iain M Banks (Culture), Alastair Reynolds (Revelation Space/Galactic North), Kameron Hurley (Bel Dames), and Ann Lecke (Ancillary trilogy), to name just a few.
   ~ M Alan Kazlev,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Fear is the mind-killer. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
2:Hope clouds observation. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
3:the sleeper must awaken. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
4:What does a mirror look at? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
5:Law is the ultimate science. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
6:I cry for those not yet dead. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
7:Grief is the price of victory. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
8:Beaurocracy destroys initiative. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
9:Emotions are the curse of logic. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
10:Humans are almost always lonely. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
11:I am not the river I am the net. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
12:Madness in method, that's genius ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
13:Caution is the path to mediocrity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
14:Each life creates endless ripples. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
15:Money to a writer is time to write. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
16:Death makes a prophet's voice louder. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
17:Give me a lamp so I can find the day. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
18:Guilt starts as a feeling of failure. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
19:Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
20:Something cannot emerge from nothing. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
21:The dice cannot read their own spots. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
22:There's a lesson in every temptation. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
23:Truth suffers from too much analysis. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
24:Is evolution just another name for God? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
25:Silence is often the best thing to say. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
26:The universe does not work by our rules ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
27:To determine if you're human. Be silent. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
28:Enemies strengthn you. Allies weaken you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
29:I am not the kind of person I want to be. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
30:Journalism is the entertainment business. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
31:Prophets have a way of dying by violence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
32:The successful writer listens to himself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
33:What you cannot control, you must accept. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
34:Who are the rabble and who are the ruled? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
35:If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
36:That path leads ever down into stagnation. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
37:A human being can stand any amount of pain. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
38:Education is no substitute for intelligence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
39:Reason is the first victim of strong emotion. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
40:The past is no farther away than your pillow. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
41:Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
42:What is the son but an extension of the father? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
43:He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
44:He who controls the spice controls the universe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
45:Men always fear things which move by themselves. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
46:The night is a tunnel ... a hole into tomorrow. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
47:To stay awake all night adds a day to your life. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
48:War is the most readily available form of chaos. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
49:We Bene Gesserit sift people to find the humans. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
50:Absolute prediction is completion . . . is death! ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
51:A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
52:Balance is what distinguishs a people from a mob. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
53:Survival is the ability to swim in strange water. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
54:What do you despise? By this are you truly known. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
55:Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
56:Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
57:Face your fears or they will climb over your back. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
58:The real universe is always one step beyond logic. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
59:A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
60:It's easier to be terrified by an enemy you admire. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
61:Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
62:The hearts of all men dwell in the same wilderness. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
63:People don't vote. Instinct tells them it's useless. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
64:Question: Who governs the governors? Answer: Entropy ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
65:The unclouded eye was better, no matter what it saw. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
66:Too much knowledge never makes for simple decisions. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
67:We tend to become like the worst in those we oppose. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
68:A good companion is one you wouldn't mind dying with. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
69:Ideas are a dime a dozen. It's execution that counts. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
70:Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
71:Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
72:The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
73:To come under siege was the inevitable fate of power. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
74:The clear and safe path leads evermore into stagnation ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
75:Always prepare secondary ways of dealing with problems. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
76:Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
77:His voice was low, charged with unspeakable adjectives. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
78:The only past which endures lies wordlessly within you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
79:A storm is coming; our storm. Emperor - we come for you! ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
80:If you rely only on your eyes, your other senses weaken. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
81:Infinity? It attracts us like a floodlight in the night. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
82:My lungs taste the air of Time,Blown past falling sands. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
83:Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
84:The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
85:When you imagine mistakes, there can be no self-defense. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
86:A man's flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
87:The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
88:Words themselves were the ultimate barrier to revelation. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
89:To endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
90:Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
91:Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
92:Words are such gross machinery, so primitive and ambiguous. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
93:Never attempt to reason with people who know they are right! ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
94:Thinking you know something is a sure way to blind yourself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
95:History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
96:Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
97:Mankind has only one science⦠its the science of discontent. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
98:The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
99:You may have eternity. I have only now. But this is eternity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
100:But it's well known that repression makes a religion flourish. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
101:Educational bureaucracies dull a child's questing sensitivity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
102:The mind goes on working no matter how we try to hold it back. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
103:There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
104:Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
105:When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
106:Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
107:Fear is the penalty of consciousness forced to stare at itself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
108:Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
109:Machine makers always run the risk of becoming totally machine. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
110:The day hums sweetly when you have enough bees working for you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
111:Try to hold on to youth and it mocks you while it sprints away. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
112:You do not take from this universe. It grants you what it will. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
113:There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
114:What are you, child, that you need time to learn about yourself? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
115:Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
116:Control the coinage and the courts‚ let the rabble have the rest. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
117:If we deny emotion, we lose all touch with our internal universe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
118:If you live in bad faith, lies will appear to you like the truth. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
119:The most terrifying things in the universe came from human minds. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
120:Most men go through life unchallenged, except at the final moment. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
121:Anything less than abject submission has to have some attack in it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
122:The young reed dies so easily. Beginnings are times of great peril. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
123:Nature does not make mistakes. Right and wrong are human categories. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
124:Often I must speak otherwise than I think. This is called diplomacy. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
125:The ultimate test ... to see the good in evil and the evil in good. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
126:Knowing where the trap is&
127:The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
128:The highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
129:The problem of leadership is inevitably: Who will play God?" Muad'Dib ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
130:Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
131:It was mostly sweet," he whispered, "and you were the sweetest of all. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
132:Paired opposites define your longings and those longings imprison you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
133:The most persistent principles in the universe are accident and error. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
134:There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
135:Ultimately, all things are known because you want to believe you know. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
136:Most of us choose our companions and surroundings to reflect ourselves. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
137:The truth always carries the ambiguity of the words used to express it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
138:What greater gift is there than to demonstrate you need not fear death? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
139:You know it's love when you want to give joy and damn the consequences. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
140:A killer with the manners of a rabbit - this is the most dangerous kind. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
141:When religion and politics ride in the same cart, the whirlwind follows. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
142:Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
143:Why is it that foolishness repeats itself with such monotonous precision? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
144:Learning a language represents training in the delusions of that language. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
145:The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
146:We never get far from wealth and all of its masks when we deal with power. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
147:Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
148:Only gods can safely risk perfection ... it's a dangerous thing for a man. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
149:The scarce water of Dune is an exact analog of oil scarcity. CHOAM is OPEC. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
150:Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
151:To stand alone against all adversity is the most sacred moment of existence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
152:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your own life. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
153:She looked at patches of blackness. Black is a blind remembering, she thought. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
154:The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
155:The ferocity we show our foes must be tempered by the lesson we hope to teach. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
156:A leader, you see, is one of the things that distinguishes a mob from a people. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
157:Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
158:The most important survival ability for any life form is the ability to change. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
159:The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
160:When we try to conceal our innermost drives, the entire being screams betrayal. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
161:Logic is good for playing chess but is often too slow for the needs of survival. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
162:Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and has powers of reality. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
163:FEAR IS THE MIND-KILLER. FEAR IS THE LITTLE-DEATH THAT BRINGS TOTAL OBLITERATION. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
164:The whole universe sat there, open to the man who could make the right decisions. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
165:You should never be in the company of anyone with whom you would not want to die. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
166:The best prophets lead you up to the curtain and let you peer through for yourself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
167:When you think you know something: that is a most perfect barrier against learning. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
168:Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
169:It must certainly be more dangerous to live in ignorance than to live with knowledge. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
170:The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
171:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
172:How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
173:The joy of living, its beauty, is all bound up in the fact that life can surprise you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
174:The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
175:A stone is heavy and the sand is weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
176:Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
177:The surest way to keep a secret is to make people believe they already know the answer. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
178:To see eternity was to be exposed to eternity's whims, oppressed by endless dimensions. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
179:A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
180:Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
181:There exists no separation between gods and men; one blends softly casual into the other. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
182:To the soul's desires The body listens What the flesh requires Keeps the heart imprisoned ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
183:Answers are a perilous grip on the universe. They can appear sensible yet explain nothing. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
184:The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
185:There are limits to power, as those who put their hopes in a constitution always discover. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
186:When strangers meet, great allowance should be made for differences of custom and training. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
187:A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
188:Once human beings realize something can be done, they're not satisfied until they've done it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
189:Religion, too, is a weapon. What manner of weapon is religion when it becomes the government? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
190:The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
191:I don't speak ... I operate a machine called language. It creaks and groans, but is mine own. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
192:Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You'll find me there, staring out at you! ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
193:Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
194:What is important for a leader is that which makes him a leader. It is the needs of his people. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
195:The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
196:We never completely escape the teachers of our childhood nor any of the patterns that formed us. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
197:A requirement of creativity is that it contributes to change. Creativity keeps the creator alive. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
198:Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
199:There are problems in this universe for which there are no answers. Nothing. Nothing can be done. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
200:Membership in a conspiracy, as in an army, frees people from the sense of personal responsibility. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
201:No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
202:If there is a difference between what is said and what is done, only a fool believes what was said. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
203:The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
204:We faced it and did not resist. The storm passed through us and around us. It's gone, but we remain. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
205:Democracy is susceptible to being led astray by having scapegoats paraded in front of the electorate. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
206:I never thought it would be easy to serve God," she said. "I just didn't think it would be this hard. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
207:In my estimation, more misery has been created by reformers than by any other force in human history. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
208:Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
209:Small souls who seek power over others first destroy the faith those others might have in themselves. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
210:That is one of the Law's purposes, of course: to test the qualities of those who choose to employ it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
211:We accept too damned many things on the explanations of people who could have good reasons for lying. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
212:Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
213:If you ask "Should we be in space?" you ask a nonsense question. We are in space. We will be in space. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
214:I have come to believe that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
215:The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
216:I don't worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It's a matter of just sitting down and working. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
217:I have no fear, for fear is the little death that kills me over and over. Without fear, I die but once. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
218:The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows - a wall against the wind. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
219:If all those around you believe some particular thing, you will soon be tempted to share in that belief. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
220:Religions often partake of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
221:When a creature has developed into one thing, he will choose death rather than change into his opposite. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
222:It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
223:Show me a completely smooth operation and I'll show you someone who's covering mistakes. Real boats rock. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
224:This wise man observed that wealth is a tool of freedom. But the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
225:Words can carry any burden we wish. All that's required is agreement and a tradition upon which to build. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
226:Beware! The mind of the believer stagnates. It fails to grow outward into an unlimited, infinite universe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
227:Killing with the point lacks artistry, but don't let that hold your hand when the opening presents itself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
228:Providence and Manifest Destiny are synonyms often invoked to support arguments based on wishful thinking. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
229:There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
230:It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
231:You see, gentlemen, they have something to die for. They've discovered they're a people. They're awakening. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
232:Governments can be useful to the governed only so long as inherent tendencies toward tyranny are restrained. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
233:I'm the well-trained fruit tree. Full of well-trained feelings and abilities and all of them grafted onto me ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
234:Order generally was a product of human activity. Chaos existed as a raw material from which to create order. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
235:Power tends to isolate those who hold too much of it. Eventually, they lose touch with reality ... and fall. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
236:Here lies a toppled god. His fall was not a small one. We did but build his pedestal, A narrow and a tall one. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
237:The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action in mind. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
238:War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
239:The basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
240:The singular multiplicity of this universe draws my deepest attention. It is a thing of ultimate beauty. Leto II ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
241:We are generalists. You can't draw neat lines around planet-wide problems. Planetology is a cut-and-fit science. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
242:Intelligence takes chances with limited data in an arena where mistakes are not only possible but also necessary. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
243:Major flaw in government arise from a fear of making radical internal changes even though a need is clearly seen. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
244:Caution is the path to mediocrity. Gliding, passionless mediocrity is all that most people think they can achieve. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
245:It is said that there is a principle of conflict which originated with the single cell and has never deteriorated. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
246:Most believe that a satisfactory future requires a return to an idealized past, a past which never in fact existed. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
247:If you focus your awareness only upon your own rightness, then you invite the forces of opposition to overwhelm you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
248:If you want immortality, then deny form. Whatever has form has mortality. Beyond form is the formless, the immortal. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
249:Remember: Bureaucracy elevates conformity ... Make that elevates &
250:Ask what Infinity might produce and the only answer possible was, "Anything." Any good, any evil; any god, any devil. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
251:Can you collect chaos? Not collecting, that is the ultimate gathering. What can you gather without gathering yourself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
252:Prisons are needed only to provide the illusion that courts and police are effective. They're a kind of job insurance. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
253:To know the future absolutely it to be trapped into that future absolutely. It collapses time. Present becomes future. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
254:All proofs inevitably lead to propositions which have no proof! All things are known because we want to believe in them. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
255:One uses power by grasping it lightly. To grasp too strongly is to be taken over by power, and thus to become its victim. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
256:The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we do to each other. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
257:One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
258:The person who takes the banal and ordinary and illuminates it in a new way can terrify. We do not want our ideas changed. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
259:There's hope left in these dusty chords. There's a song left in our rusty hearts. We are torn and frayed but love remains. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
260:When you think to take determination of your fate into your own hands, that is the moment you can be crushed. Be cautious. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
261:No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
262:The act of saying that things exist that cannot be described in words shakes a universe where words are the supreme belief. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
263:Time is a measure of space, just as a range-finder is a measure of space, but measuring locks us into the place we measure. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
264:Argument closes off the doors of the senses. It always masks violence. Continued too long, argument always leads to violence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
265:Love is a very ancient force, which served its purpose in its day but no longer is essential for the survival of the species. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
266:One must cast off old agonies as a snake casts off its skin&
267:To know a thing well, know it's limits; Only when pushed beyond it's tolerance will it's true nature be seen. -The Amtal Rule ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
268:Unused power was like a marionette with visible strings, nobody holding them. A compelling attraction: I could make it dance. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
269:You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgement of your existence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
270:And always, he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning &
271:Since every individual is accountable ultimately to the self, the formation of that self demands our utmost care and attention. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
272:In 1054, the patriarch of Constantinople and the pope excommunicated each other. That was the end of holiness for both churches. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
273:There has never been a truly selfless rebel, just hypocrites‚ conscious hypocrites or unconscious hypocrites, it’s all the same. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
274:Chance is the nature of our universe. [... ] madness represents a chaotic reservoir of surprises. Some surprises can be valuable. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
275:If you need something to worship, then worship life - all life, every last crawling bit of it! We're all in this beauty together! ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
276:Radicals are only to be feared when you try to suppress them. You must demonstrate that you will use the best of what they offer. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
277:Experts and specialists lead you quickly into chaos. They are a source of useless nit-picking, the ferocious quibble over a comma. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
278:the meeting between ignorance and knowledge, between brutality and culture - it begins in the dignity with which we treat the dead ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
279:A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
280:Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here." ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
281:... motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity. It degrades everything it touches. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
282: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, @wisdomtrove
283:Technology is both a tool for helping humans and for destroying them. This is the paradox of our times which we're compelled to face. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
284:If enough of us believe, a new thing can be made to exist. Belief structure creates a filter through which chaos is sifted into order. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
285:. . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
286:There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man - with human flesh. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
287:They say they seek security and quiet, the condition they call peace. Even as they speak they create the seeds of turmoil and violence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
288: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, @wisdomtrove
289:Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. May He keep the world for His people. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
290:I live in an apocalyptic dream. My steps fit into it so precisely that I fear most of all I will grow bored reliving the thing so exactly. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
291:If we define Futurism as an exploration beyond accepted limits, then the nature of limiting systems becomes the first object of exploration. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
292:Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
293:For now is my grief heavier than the sands of the seas, she thought. This world has emptied me of all but the oldest purpose: tomorrow's life. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
294:Justice? Who asks for justice? We make our own justice ... Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
295:Governments do not know what they cannot do until after they cease to be governments. Each government carries the seeds of its own destruction. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
296:You can't build politics on love. People aren't concerned with love; it's too disordered. They prefer despotism. Too much freedom breeds chaos. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
297: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, @wisdomtrove
298:Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
299:Justice required resort to law and that could be a fickle mistress, subject always to the whims and prejudices of those who administered the laws. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
300:Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent natural regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
301:You don't write for success. That takes part of your attention away from the writing. If you're really doing it, that's all you're doing: writing. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
302:Good subjects must feel guilty. The guilt begins as a feeling of failure. The good autocrat provides many opportunities for failure in the populace. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
303:Every civilization must contend with an unconscious force which can block, betray, or countermand almost any conscious intention of the collectivity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
304:The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
305:What do such machines really do? They increase the number of things we can do without thinking. Things we do without thinking-there’s the real danger. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
306:Ecology is a dirty seven-letter word to many people. They are like heavy sleepers refusing to be aroused. "Leave me alone! It's not time to get up yet!" ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
307:A creature who has spent his life creating one particular representation of his selfdom will die rather than become the antithesis of that representation ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
308: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, @wisdomtrove
309: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. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
310: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, @wisdomtrove
311:Give as few orders as possible," his father had told him once long ago. "Once you've given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
312:One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
313:We can say that Maud'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
314:A leader is one of the things that distinguishes a mob from a people. He maintains the level of individuals. Too few individuals and a people reverts to a mob. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
315:Law always chooses sides on the basis of enforcement power. Morality and legal niceties have little to do with it when the real question is: Who has the clout? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
316:A voice hissed: "He sheds tears!" It was taken around the ring "Usal gives moisture to the dead!" He felt fingers touch his damp cheek, heard the awed whispers. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
317:Every judgment teeters on the brink of error. To claim absolute knowledge is to become monstrous. Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
318:Memory never recaptures reality. Memory reconstructs. All reconstructions change the original, becoming external frames of reference that inevitably fall short. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
319:Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
320:Time can also be a place... . Everything depends on where you are standing, on where you look or what you hear. The measure of it is found in consciousness itself. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
321:Historians exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
322:If I'd been born in my grandfather's time, I'd have made my grandfather's mistakes. Theres no doubt of it. I just don't want to make my grandfather's mistakes today. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
323:Ecology is often confused with environmentalism, while in fact, environmentalism often leaves out the fact that people, too, can be a legitimate part of an ecosystem. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
324:Irreverence is a most necessary ingredient of religion. Not to speak of its importance in philosophy. Irreverence is the only way left to us for testing our universe. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
325:Religion must remain an outlet for people who say to themselves, "I am not the kind of person I want to be." It must never sink into an assemblage of the self-satisfied. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
326:In politics, the tripod is he most unstable of all structures. It's be bad enough without the complication of a feudal trade culture which turns its back on most science. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
327: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 have always known. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
328:What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises no matter the mood! Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's not for fighting. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
329:We are questioning more than the philosophy behind our dependence upon limited and limiting systems. We question the power structures that have grown up around such systems. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
330:Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Adopt a system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
331:I give you the chameleon, whose ability to blend itself into the background tells you all you need to know about the roots of ecology and the foundations of a personal identity ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
332: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, @wisdomtrove
333: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, @wisdomtrove
334:Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
335: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, @wisdomtrove
336: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. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
337: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? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
338: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, @wisdomtrove
339:Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
340:There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
341:Governments always commit their entire populations when the demands grow heavy enough. By their passive acceptance, these populations become accessories to whatever is done in their name. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
342: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, @wisdomtrove
343:Unfortunately most criticism is by poseurs. They use their comments about someone else's work as a platform on which to strike poses. What they're really saying is: "Look at me! Look at me!" ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
344:The Fremen were supreme in that quality the ancients called "spannungsbogen" - which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp that thing. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
345: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, @wisdomtrove
346:What I'm saying in my books boils down to this: Mine religion for what is good and avoid what is deleterious. Don't condemn people who need it. Be very careful when that need becomes fanatical. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
347:Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
348: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, @wisdomtrove
349:The thing the ecologically illiterate don't realize about an ecosystem is that it's a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
350:But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, "Well, now it's writing time and now I'll write. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
351:Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it ... We should grant power over our affairs only to those who are reluctant to hold it and then only under conditions that increase that reluctance. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
352:Every civilization depends on the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness-they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
353:The oppressed always learned from and copied the oppressor. When the tables were turned, the stage was set for another round of revenge and violence - roles reversed. And reversed and reversed ad nauseam. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
354:Sympathy for the enemy - a weakness of police and armies alike. Most perilous are the unconscious sympathies directing you to preserve your enemy intact because the enemy is your justification for existence. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
355:A world is supported by four things: the learning of wise, the justice of great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
356:Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero... Heroes are painful, superheroes are a catastrophe. The mistakes of superheroes involve too many of us in disaster. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
357:There's an unwritten compact between you and the reader. If someone enters a bookstore and sets down hard earned money (energy) for your book, you owe that person some entertainment and as much more as you can give. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
358:Police are inevitably corrupted. ... Police always observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that the position of authority is the most prosperous criminal position available. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
359:When he wanted, he could radiate charm and sincerity, but I often wonder in these later days if anything about him was as it seemed. I think now he was a man fighting constantly to escape the bars of an invisible cage. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
360:Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties... .and the striving for something better, plus the fear that nothing would come of it all. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
361:You've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There's an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
362:To be a god can ultimately become boring and degrading. There'd be reason enough for the invention of free will! A god might wish to escape into sleep and be alive only in the unconscious projections of his dream-creatures. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
363:Education is no substitute for intelligence. That elusive quality is defined only in part by puzzle-solving ability. It is in the creation of new puzzles reflecting what your senses report that you round out the definitions. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
364:It is not the present which unfluences the future, thou fool, but the future which forms the present. You have it all backward. Since the future is set, an unfolding of events which will assure that future is fixed and inevitable. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
365:My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. &
366:I am like a person whose hands were kept numb, without sensation from the first moment of awareness - until one day the ability to feel is forced into them. And I say "Look! I have no hands!" But the people all around me say: "What are hands? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
367:I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid. I don't find it strange that all you want to believe is only that which comforts you. How else do humans invent the traps which betray us into mediocrity? How else do we define cowardice? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
368: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. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
369:All men seek to be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God's universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
370:Think on it, Chani: the princess will have the name, yet she'll live as less than a concubine - never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she's bound. While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine - history will call us wives. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
371:A person cries out in life because it's lonely and because life's been broken off from whatever created it. But no matter how much you hate life, you love it too. It's like a caldron boiling with everything you have to have, but very painful to the lips. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
372: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. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
373:Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys appearing inept? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
374:I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Some people never observe anything, Life just happens to them. They get by on little more than a kind of dumb persistence, and they resist with anger and resentment anything that might lift them out of that false serenity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
375:Jessica stopped beside him, said: &
376:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
377:Does a population have informed consent when a ruling minority acts in secret to ignite a war, doing this to justify the existence of the minority's forces? ... Failure to provide full information for informed consent on such an issue represents an ultimate crime. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
378:Law of the Minimum: "The worst potential competition for any organism can come from its own kind. The species consumes necessities. Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. The least favourable condition controls the rate of growth." ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
379:Life - all life - is in the service of life. Necessary nutrients are made available to life by life in greater and greater richness as the diversity of life increases. The entire landscape comes alive, filled with relationships and relationships within relationships. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
380:Clinging to any form of conservatism can be dangerous. Become too conservative and you are unprepared for surprises. You cannot depend on luck. Logic is blind and often knows only its own past. Logic is good for playing chess but is often too slow for the needs of survival. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
381:Most lives are a flight from selfhood. Most prefer the truths of the stable.  You stick your head into the stanchions and munch contentedly until you die.  Others use you for their purposes.  Not once do you look outside the stable to lift your head and be your own creature. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
382:Making workable choices occurs in a crucible of informative mistakes. Thus Intelligence accepts fallibility. And when absolute (infallible) choices are not known, Intelligence takes chances with limited data in an arena where mistakes are not only possible but also necessary. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
383:Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent.  It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind.  The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he or she is in.  That person  must reflect what is projected upon him or her. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
384:If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
385:Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
386:The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
387:The mind can go either direction under stress toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
388:Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
389:Science fiction, because it ventures into no man's lands, tends to meet some of the requirements posed by Jung in his explorations of archetypes, myth structures and self-understanding. It may be that the primary attraction of science fiction is that it helps us understand what it means to be human. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
390:When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's to late. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
391:Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ability to learn. The judgmental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
392:The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
393: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
394:The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not... yet, I occurred. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
395:Demagogues are so easy to identify. They gesture a lot and speak with pulpit rhythms, using words that ring of religious fervour and god-fearing sincerity. Sincerity with nothing behind it takes so much practice. The practice can always be detected. Repetition. Great attempts to keep your attention on words. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
396:No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individual. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
397:The summer Night comes brooding down on Earth, As Love comes brooding down on human hearts, With bliss that hath no utterance save rich tears. She floats in fragrance down the smiling dark, Foldeth a kiss upon the lips of Life&
398:Constitutions become the ultimate tyranny," Paul said. "They’re organized power on such a scale as to be overwhelming. The constitution is social power mobilized and it has no conscience. It can crush the highest and the lowest, removing all dignity and individuality. It has an unstable balance point and no limitations. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
399:Beware of the truth, gentle Sister. Although much sought after, truth can be dangerous to the seeker. Myths and reassuring lies are much easier to find and believe. If you find a truth, even a temporary one, it can demand that you make painful changes. Conceal your truths within words. Natural ambiguity will protect you then. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
400:Technology tends toward avoidance of risks by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. People generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our universe can throw the dice. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
401:We’ve lost something vital, I tell you. When we lost it, we lost the ability to make good decisions. We fall upon decisions these days the way we fall upon an enemy or wait and wait, which is a form of giving up, and we allow the decisions of others to move us. Have we forgotten that we were the ones who set this current flowing? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
402:Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it's a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that's really chewing on us. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
403:When I was writing Dune there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book's success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing. Six years of research had preceded the day I sat down to put the story together, and the interweaving of the many plot layers I had planned required a degree of concentration I had never before experienced. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
404:Most civilisation is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
405:We sift reality through screens composed of ideas . (And such ideas have their roots in older ideas.) Such idea systems are necessarily limited by language , by the ways we can describe them. That is to say: language cuts the grooves in which our thoughts move. If we seek new validity forms (other laws and other orders) we must step outside language. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
406:The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
407:The child who refuses to travel in the father's harness, this is the symbol of man's most unique capability. "I do not have to be what my father was. I do not have to obey my father's rules or even believe everything he believed. It is my strength as a human that I can make my own choices of what to believe and what not to believe, of what to be and what not to be. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
408:When your opponent fears you, then's the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him. Let it become terror. The terrified man fights himself. Eventually, he attacks in desperation. That is the most dangerous moment, but the terrified man can be trusted usually to make a fatal mistake. You are being trained here to detect these mistakes and use them. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
409:The mistakes (of leaders) are amplified by the numbers who follow them without question. Charismatic leaders tend to build up followings, power structures and these power structures tend to be taken over by people who are corruptible. I don't think that the old saw about &
410:Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself - a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
411:I hear the wind blowing across the desert and I see the moons of a winter night rising like great ships in the void. To them I make my vow: I will be resolute and make an art of government; I will balance my inherited past and become a perfect storehouse of my relic memories. And I will be known for kindliness more than for knowledge. My face will shine down the corridors of time for as long as humans exist. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
412:These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
413:A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel... he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men... a good ruler has to learn his world's language... it's different for every world... the language of the rocks and growing things... the language you don't hear just with your ears... the Mystery of Life... not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience... Understanding must move with the flow of the process. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
414:Educational bureaucracies dull a child's questing sensitivity. The young must be dampened down. Never let them know how good they can be. That brings change. Spend lots of committee time talking about how to deal with exceptional students. Don't spend any time dealing with how the conventional teacher feels threatened by emerging talents and squelches them because of a deep-seated desire to feel superior and safe in a safe environment. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
415:In all of my universe I have seen no law of nature, unchanging and inexorable. This universe presents only changing relationships which are sometimes seen as laws by short-lived awareness. These fleshy sensoria which we call self are ephemera withering in the blaze of infinity, fleeting aware of temporary conditions which confine our activities and change as our activities change. If you must label the absolute, use its proper name: Temporary. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
416:Prophecy and prescience - How can they be put to the test in the face of unanswered questions? Consider: How much is actual prediction and how much is the prophet shaping the future to fit the prophecy? What are the harmonics inherent in the act of prophecy? Does the prophet see the future or does he see a line of weakness, a fault or cleavage that he may shatter with words or decisions as a diamond-cutter shatters his gem with a blow of the knife? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
417:I now believe that evolution, or deevolution, never ends short of death, that no society has ever achieved an absolute pinnacle, that all humans are not created equal. In fact, I believe attempts to create some abstract equalization create a morass of injustices that rebound on the equalizers. Equal justice and equal opportunity are ideals we should seek, but we should recognize that humans administer the ideals and that humans do not have equal ability. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
418:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck. Darwi Odrade - Chapterhouse: Dune ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
419: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. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
420:What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce. ... Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness - they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
421:There is in each of us an ancient force that takes and an ancient force that gives. A man finds little difficulty facing that place within himself where the taking force dwells, but it's almost impossible for him to see into the giving force without changing into something other than man. For a woman, the situation is reversed. ... These things are so ancient within us that they're ground into each separate cell of our bodies... It's as easy to be overwhelmed by giving as by taking. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
422:Many have marked the speed with which Muad'Dib learned the necessities of Arrakis. The Bene Gesserit, of course, know the basis of this speed. For the others, we can say that Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad'Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
423:Leto turned a hard stare at Kynes. And Kynes, returning the stare, found himself troubled by a fact he had observed here: This Duke was concerned more over the men than he was over the spice. He risked his own life, and that of his son to save the men. He passed off the loss of a spice crawler with a gesture. The threat to men's lives had him in a rage. A leader such as that would command fanatic loyalty. He would be difficult to defeat. Against his own will and all previous judgements, Kynes admitted to himself: I like this Duke. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
424:This is the awe-inspiring universe of magic: There are no atoms, only waves and motions all around. Here, you discard all belief in barriers to understanding. You put aside understanding itself. This universe cannot be seen, cannot be heard, cannot be detected in any way by fixed perceptions. It is the ultimate void where no preordained screens occur upon which forms may be projected. You have only one awareness here the screen of the magi: Imagination! Here, you learn what it is to be human. You are a creator of order, of beautiful shapes and systems, an organizer of chaos. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove

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1:minus 340° Kelvin ~ Frank Herbert,
2:Mercy is a chimera. ~ Frank Herbert,
3:Conditio ut extremis ~ Frank Herbert,
4:The spice must flow. ~ Frank Herbert,
5:What’s a gom jabbar? ~ Frank Herbert,
6:I feed on your energy. ~ Frank Herbert,
7:you can’t buy security ~ Frank Herbert,
8:the sleeper must awaken ~ Frank Herbert,
9:Fear is the mind-killer. ~ Frank Herbert,
10:Hope clouds observation. ~ Frank Herbert,
11:is the ultimate science, ~ Frank Herbert,
12:the sleeper must awaken. ~ Frank Herbert,
13:Umut gözlemi bulandırır. ~ Frank Herbert,
14:Each man is a little war. ~ Frank Herbert,
15:That which submits rules. ~ Frank Herbert,
16:Fortune passes everywhere. ~ Frank Herbert,
17:Hard tasks need hard ways. ~ Frank Herbert,
18:Maker—their word for worm, ~ Frank Herbert,
19:Perverts don’t perpetuate! ~ Frank Herbert,
20:Once more the drama begins. ~ Frank Herbert,
21:Only fools prefer the past! ~ Frank Herbert,
22:Well now, whose feint am I? ~ Frank Herbert,
23:What does a mirror look at? ~ Frank Herbert,
24:Law is the ultimate science. ~ Frank Herbert,
25:My mind controls my reality. ~ Frank Herbert,
26:Speed is a device of Shaitan ~ Frank Herbert,
27:I cry for those not yet dead. ~ Frank Herbert,
28:must never submit to animals. ~ Frank Herbert,
29:And he thought: I’m a seed. He ~ Frank Herbert,
30:Beginnings are fragile things. ~ Frank Herbert,
31:Grabežljivac poboljšava vrstu. ~ Frank Herbert,
32:Grief is the price of victory, ~ Frank Herbert,
33:Grief is the price of victory. ~ Frank Herbert,
34:my deal's the only one in town ~ Frank Herbert,
35:Religion suppresses curiosity. ~ Frank Herbert,
36:The universe is full of doors, ~ Frank Herbert,
37:The universe is full of doors. ~ Frank Herbert,
38:Fate was sometimes inscrutable. ~ Frank Herbert,
39:sift people to find the humans. ~ Frank Herbert,
40:Beaurocracy destroys initiative. ~ Frank Herbert,
41:Emotions are the curse of logic. ~ Frank Herbert,
42:Humans are almost always lonely. ~ Frank Herbert,
43:I am not the river I am the net. ~ Frank Herbert,
44:Madness in method, that's genius ~ Frank Herbert,
45:What have we here—jinn or human? ~ Frank Herbert,
46:All rebels are closet aristocrats. ~ Frank Herbert,
47:Caution is the path to mediocrity. ~ Frank Herbert,
48:Each life creates endless ripples. ~ Frank Herbert,
49:Madness in method, that is genius. ~ Frank Herbert,
50:Arrakis makes us moral and ethical. ~ Frank Herbert,
51:Beginnings are such delicate times. ~ Frank Herbert,
52:Feints within feints within feints. ~ Frank Herbert,
53:Money to a writer is time to write. ~ Frank Herbert,
54:The hunter does not seek dead game. ~ Frank Herbert,
55:They compose poems to their knives. ~ Frank Herbert,
56:We change our past by what we learn. ~ Frank Herbert,
57:Death makes a prophet's voice louder. ~ Frank Herbert,
58:Give me a lamp so I can find the day. ~ Frank Herbert,
59:Growing older is to grow more wicked. ~ Frank Herbert,
60:Guilt starts as a feeling of failure. ~ Frank Herbert,
61:Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. ~ Frank Herbert,
62:Sloboda može bit vrlo samotno stanje. ~ Frank Herbert,
63:Something cannot emerge from nothing. ~ Frank Herbert,
64:The dice cannot read their own spots. ~ Frank Herbert,
65:There's a lesson in every temptation. ~ Frank Herbert,
66:The terrain enforced its own rhythms. ~ Frank Herbert,
67:Time could be made to serve the mind. ~ Frank Herbert,
68:Truth suffers from too much analysis. ~ Frank Herbert,
69:Don't sit with your back to any doors. ~ Frank Herbert,
70:Enemies strengthen you. Allies weaken. ~ Frank Herbert,
71:Power attracts the psychotics. Always. ~ Frank Herbert,
72:we are so money-rich and so life-poor. ~ Frank Herbert,
73:Is evolution just another name for God? ~ Frank Herbert,
74:Silence is often the best thing to say. ~ Frank Herbert,
75:The universe does not work by our rules ~ Frank Herbert,
76:Are you a believer or just playing safe? ~ Frank Herbert,
77:Be prepared to appreciate what you meet. ~ Frank Herbert,
78:Desperate people are the most dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert,
79:One moment of incompetence can be fatal. ~ Frank Herbert,
80:She sleeps in the Waters of Life.” Chani ~ Frank Herbert,
81:To determine if you're human. Be silent. ~ Frank Herbert,
82:Can you take him, Gurney?” “M’Lord jests! ~ Frank Herbert,
83:Enemies strengthn you. Allies weaken you. ~ Frank Herbert,
84:I am not the kind of person I want to be. ~ Frank Herbert,
85:If wishes were fishes we’d all cast nets, ~ Frank Herbert,
86:I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. ~ Frank Herbert,
87:It could be a work of art among vendettas ~ Frank Herbert,
88:Jednom izgovoren, odgovor se sam nametao. ~ Frank Herbert,
89:Journalism is the entertainment business. ~ Frank Herbert,
90:Prophets have a way of dying by violence. ~ Frank Herbert,
91:The successful writer listens to himself. ~ Frank Herbert,
92:What you cannot control, you must accept. ~ Frank Herbert,
93:Who are the rabble and who are the ruled? ~ Frank Herbert,
94:Delay is as dangerous as the wrong answer. ~ Frank Herbert,
95:Facing your fears robs them of their power ~ Frank Herbert,
96:God created Arrakis to train the faithful. ~ Frank Herbert,
97:If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets. ~ Frank Herbert,
98:Sietch: a meeting place in time of danger. ~ Frank Herbert,
99:That girl! She was like a touch of destiny ~ Frank Herbert,
100:That path leads ever down into stagnation. ~ Frank Herbert,
101:“You may have eternity. I have only now.” ~ Frank Herbert,
102:A human being can stand any amount of pain. ~ Frank Herbert,
103:Nedostatak znanja priziva najveće strahove. ~ Frank Herbert,
104:What the eyes had seen could not be erased. ~ Frank Herbert,
105:Education is no substitute for intelligence. ~ Frank Herbert,
106:Given the right lever you can move a planet. ~ Frank Herbert,
107:Holiness has replaced love in your religion! ~ Frank Herbert,
108:The man without emotions is the one to fear. ~ Frank Herbert,
109:Every judgment teeters on the brink of error. ~ Frank Herbert,
110:Reason is the first victim of strong emotion. ~ Frank Herbert,
111:The past is no farther away than your pillow. ~ Frank Herbert,
112:The unknown brings its own worries,’ he said. ~ Frank Herbert,
113:I warn you that ignorance thrives on hysteria. ~ Frank Herbert,
114:Who asks for justice? We make our own justice. ~ Frank Herbert,
115:CHOAM is business and business follows profits. ~ Frank Herbert,
116:Knowing was a barrier which prevented learning. ~ Frank Herbert,
117:Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. ~ Frank Herbert,
118:Some lies are easier to believe than the truth. ~ Frank Herbert,
119:The night is a tunnel ... a hole into tomorrow. ~ Frank Herbert,
120:We will never forgive and we will never forget, ~ Frank Herbert,
121:We will never forgive and we will never forget. ~ Frank Herbert,
122:What is the son but an extension of the father? ~ Frank Herbert,
123:He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing. ~ Frank Herbert,
124:He who controls the spice controls the universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
125:Men always fear things which move by themselves. ~ Frank Herbert,
126:peace encourages aggressions, thus igniting war. ~ Frank Herbert,
127:That which makes a man superhuman is terrifying. ~ Frank Herbert,
128:To stay awake all night adds a day to your life. ~ Frank Herbert,
129:War is the most readily available form of chaos. ~ Frank Herbert,
130:We Bene Gesserit sift people to find the humans. ~ Frank Herbert,
131:Absolute prediction is completion . . . is death! ~ Frank Herbert,
132:All men beneath your position covet your station, ~ Frank Herbert,
133:A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel. ~ Frank Herbert,
134:Balance is what distinguishs a people from a mob. ~ Frank Herbert,
135:I was raping Frank Herbert, but with love. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky,
136:Survival is the ability to swim in strange water. ~ Frank Herbert,
137:To save one from a mistake is a gift of paradise, ~ Frank Herbert,
138:What do you despise? By this are you truly known. ~ Frank Herbert,
139:What is the son but an extension of the father? — ~ Frank Herbert,
140:Where Thufir Hawat goes, death and deceit follow. ~ Frank Herbert,
141:Ambitions tend to Remain undisturbed by Realities. ~ Frank Herbert,
142:Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities. ~ Frank Herbert,
143:But, putting on a stillsuit, he put on the desert. ~ Frank Herbert,
144:Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker. ~ Frank Herbert,
145:Face your fears or they will climb over your back. ~ Frank Herbert,
146:Fragmentation is the natural destiny of all power. ~ Frank Herbert,
147:How strange. You're more Gowachin than a Gowachin. ~ Frank Herbert,
148:The real universe is always one step behind logic. ~ Frank Herbert,
149:The real universe is always one step beyond logic. ~ Frank Herbert,
150:The sandy juice of his fears could not be avoided. ~ Frank Herbert,
151:A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful, ~ Frank Herbert,
152:A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful. ~ Frank Herbert,
153:completely accurate and total prediction is lethal. ~ Frank Herbert,
154:He felt the inability to grieve as a terrible flaw. ~ Frank Herbert,
155:It's easier to be terrified by an enemy you admire. ~ Frank Herbert,
156:Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions. ~ Frank Herbert,
157:Power and fear," he said. "The tools of statecraft. ~ Frank Herbert,
158:Previše znanja nikad ne dopušta jednostavne odluke. ~ Frank Herbert,
159:Questions are my enemies. For my questions explode! ~ Frank Herbert,
160:The hearts of all men dwell in the same wilderness. ~ Frank Herbert,
161:The moons will be your friends, the sun your enemy. ~ Frank Herbert,
162:To exist is to stand out, away from the background, ~ Frank Herbert,
163:un precipicio se descubre siempre demasiado tarde». ~ Frank Herbert,
164:What do you despise? By this are you truly known. — ~ Frank Herbert,
165:Bir geceyi uyanık geçirmek, ömre bir gün eklemektir. ~ Frank Herbert,
166:Every man carries his own past with him," Hayt said. ~ Frank Herbert,
167:One cannot have a single thing without its opposite. ~ Frank Herbert,
168:People don't vote. Instinct tells them it's useless. ~ Frank Herbert,
169:Question: Who governs the governors? Answer: Entropy ~ Frank Herbert,
170:She’s the One all right,” she muttered. “Poor thing. ~ Frank Herbert,
171:short-term expediency always fails in the long term. ~ Frank Herbert,
172:The people who can destroy a thing, they control it. ~ Frank Herbert,
173:The unclouded eye was better, no matter what it saw. ~ Frank Herbert,
174:To accept a little death is worse than death itself, ~ Frank Herbert,
175:To accept a little death is worse than death itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
176:Too Much Knowledge never makes for Simple Decisions. ~ Frank Herbert,
177:Too much knowledge never makes for simple decisions. ~ Frank Herbert,
178:We tend to become like the worst in those we oppose. ~ Frank Herbert,
179:A good companion is one you wouldn't mind dying with. ~ Frank Herbert,
180:Peace punishes mistakes without rewarding brilliance. ~ Frank Herbert,
181:Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. ~ Frank Herbert,
182:Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded. ~ Frank Herbert,
183:the afternoon shadows gloomed the depths of the city, ~ Frank Herbert,
184:There's coffee for those who want it,' the Duke said. ~ Frank Herbert,
185:The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria. ~ Frank Herbert,
186:To come under siege was the inevitable fate of power. ~ Frank Herbert,
187:At the age of fifteen, he had already learned silence. ~ Frank Herbert,
188:Failure to make a decision was in itself a decision—he ~ Frank Herbert,
189:forever seeking, forever prepared and forever unready. ~ Frank Herbert,
190:He who can destroy a thing has the real control of it. ~ Frank Herbert,
191:Ideas are a dime a dozen. It's execution that counts. ~ Frank Herbert,
192:Life produces a different taste each time you take it. ~ Frank Herbert,
193:My father rules an entire planet."
"He's losing it. ~ Frank Herbert,
194:Survival is staying alive one breath at a time. p. 251 ~ Frank Herbert,
195:The clear and safe path leads evermore into stagnation ~ Frank Herbert,
196:The day the flesh shapes and the flesh the day shapes. ~ Frank Herbert,
197:The wise man molds himself—the fool lives only to die. ~ Frank Herbert,
198:They’ll call me…Muad’Dib, ‘The One Who Points the Way. ~ Frank Herbert,
199:Always prepare secondary ways of dealing with problems. ~ Frank Herbert,
200:Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert,
201:Color streamed into a toe of darkness testing the sand. ~ Frank Herbert,
202:Concealed behind strong barriers the heart becomes ice. ~ Frank Herbert,
203:For now is my grief heavier than the sands of the seas, ~ Frank Herbert,
204:His voice was low, charged with unspeakable adjectives. ~ Frank Herbert,
205:... one doesn't need telepathy to read your intentions. ~ Frank Herbert,
206:The only past which endures lies wordlessly within you. ~ Frank Herbert,
207:There were forty Fremen—she and Paul made it forty-two. ~ Frank Herbert,
208:wormfaced, crawling, sand-brained piece of lizard turd! ~ Frank Herbert,
209:A finger’s touch had been known to topple civilizations. ~ Frank Herbert,
210:Arrakis, the planet known as Dune, is forever his place. ~ Frank Herbert,
211:A storm is coming; our storm. Emperor - we come for you! ~ Frank Herbert,
212:Cynicism! That, no doubt is a greater crime than heresy. ~ Frank Herbert,
213:If you rely only on your eyes, your other senses weaken. ~ Frank Herbert,
214:Infinity? It attracts us like a floodlight in the night. ~ Frank Herbert,
215:Is consciousness merely a special form of hallucination? ~ Frank Herbert,
216:My lungs taste the air of Time,Blown past falling sands. ~ Frank Herbert,
217:Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it. ~ Frank Herbert,
218:QUESTION: Who governs the governors?
ANSWER: Entropy. ~ Frank Herbert,
219:The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion. ~ Frank Herbert,
220:The oracle cannot chance upon what it cannot understand. ~ Frank Herbert,
221:When you imagine mistakes, there can be no self-defense. ~ Frank Herbert,
222:A man's flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe. ~ Frank Herbert,
223:He aspires to rule my Barony, yet he cannot rule himself. ~ Frank Herbert,
224:Life hasn’t happened because they didn’t take part in it. ~ Frank Herbert,
225:Life is not an option, it is a gift. Death is the option. ~ Frank Herbert,
226:The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth. ~ Frank Herbert,
227:Thou shalt not make a machine to counterfeit a human mind ~ Frank Herbert,
228:Words themselves were the ultimate barrier to revelation. ~ Frank Herbert,
229:I am a leg of the death tripod that will destroy our foes. ~ Frank Herbert,
230:One should never presume one is the sole object of a hunt, ~ Frank Herbert,
231:Parting with people is a sadness; a place is only a place. ~ Frank Herbert,
232:The Atreides are known to start late getting there growth. ~ Frank Herbert,
233:To endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
234:At root, I am happy with myself. I do not mind being alone. ~ Frank Herbert,
235:Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work. ~ Frank Herbert,
236:How could he deny the jewels of posterity within his loins? ~ Frank Herbert,
237:How ignorant a man can become on a diet of managed history. ~ Frank Herbert,
238:Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
239:Money said, "I warn you that ignorance thrives on hysteria. ~ Frank Herbert,
240:Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place. ~ Frank Herbert,
241:The night is a tunnel, she thought, a hole into tomorrow... ~ Frank Herbert,
242:Words are such gross machinery, so primitive and ambiguous. ~ Frank Herbert,
243:Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles—the CHOAM Company. ~ Frank Herbert,
244:Guilt and blame grew defuse when memory covered a millennia. ~ Frank Herbert,
245:Mankind has only one science… its the science of discontent. ~ Frank Herbert,
246:Most deadly errors arise from obsolete assumptions,” Ghanima ~ Frank Herbert,
247:My lungs taste the air of Time,
Blown past falling sands… ~ Frank Herbert,
248:Never attempt to reason with people who know they are right! ~ Frank Herbert,
249:The only past which endures lies wordlessly within you.” The ~ Frank Herbert,
250:The only permanence was fluid. Change was all that mattered. ~ Frank Herbert,
251:There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors. ~ Frank Herbert,
252:The size of the attack struck his mind like a physical blow. ~ Frank Herbert,
253:Thinking you know something is a sure way to blind yourself. ~ Frank Herbert,
254:Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. ~ Frank Herbert,
255:History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. ~ Frank Herbert,
256:In the view of infinity, any defined long-term is short-term. ~ Frank Herbert,
257:Kad se pretjerano koristi, čak se i odanost na kraju istroši. ~ Frank Herbert,
258:Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. ~ Frank Herbert,
259:Only a fool imagines he’s beyond the reach of his prejudices. ~ Frank Herbert,
260:Si los deseos fueran peces todos arrojaríamos nuestras redes. ~ Frank Herbert,
261:the face was predatory: thin, full of sharp angles and panes. ~ Frank Herbert,
262:The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it. ~ Frank Herbert,
263:A plan depends as much upon execution as it does upon concept. ~ Frank Herbert,
264:But it's well known that repression makes a religion flourish. ~ Frank Herbert,
265:Educational bureaucracies dull a child's questing sensitivity. ~ Frank Herbert,
266:Educational bureaucracies dull a child’s questing sensitivity. ~ Frank Herbert,
267:Ideas are most to feared when they become actions," Paul said. ~ Frank Herbert,
268:I’ll never be a Mentat,” he said. “I’m something else…a freak. ~ Frank Herbert,
269:Knowing where the trap is—that's the first step in evading it. ~ Frank Herbert,
270:Listening carefully to the teacher, one acquires an education. ~ Frank Herbert,
271:The eye that looks ahead to the safe course is closed forever. ~ Frank Herbert,
272:The mind goes on working no matter how we try to hold it back. ~ Frank Herbert,
273:There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors. ~ Frank Herbert,
274:Thou shalt not disfigure the soul. - The Orange Catholic Bible ~ Frank Herbert,
275:Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind. ~ Frank Herbert,
276:To be sighted in the land of the blind carries its own perils. ~ Frank Herbert,
277:When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles ~ Frank Herbert,
278:Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. ~ Frank Herbert,
279:Fear is the penalty of consciousness forced to stare at itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
280:Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new. ~ Frank Herbert,
281:In politics, the tripod is the most unstable of all structures. ~ Frank Herbert,
282:I should've suspected trouble when the coffee failed to arrive. ~ Frank Herbert,
283:Machine makers always run the risk of becoming totally machine. ~ Frank Herbert,
284:The day hums sweetly when you have enough bees working for you. ~ Frank Herbert,
285:There is only one true wealth in all the universe--living time. ~ Frank Herbert,
286:Try to hold on to youth and it mocks you while it sprints away. ~ Frank Herbert,
287:Većina ljudi nije dovoljno jaka za pronalaženje slobode u sebi. ~ Frank Herbert,
288:You do not take from this universe. It grants you what it will. ~ Frank Herbert,
289:You should fear me, Mother. I am the Kwisatz Haderach.” Jessica ~ Frank Herbert,
290:A duke's son MUST know about poisons. It's the way of our times. ~ Frank Herbert,
291:A good bureaucracy is the best tool of oppression ever invented. ~ Frank Herbert,
292:As with all priests, you learned early to call the truth heresy. ~ Frank Herbert,
293:Death is a very personal thing. I will seldom interfere with it. ~ Frank Herbert,
294:Knowing where the trap is - that's the first step in evading it. ~ Frank Herbert,
295:Knowing where the trap is-- that's the first step in evading it. ~ Frank Herbert,
296:non c’è nessuna cosa che si possa ottenere senza il suo opposto. ~ Frank Herbert,
297:Often I must speak other than I think. That is called diplomacy. ~ Frank Herbert,
298:Pain,” she sniffed. “A human can override any nerve in the body. ~ Frank Herbert,
299:Reason is the first victim of strong emotion," Scytale murmured. ~ Frank Herbert,
300:The plodding, self-important language of government enraged him. ~ Frank Herbert,
301:the proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. ~ Frank Herbert,
302:There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves. ~ Frank Herbert,
303:What are you, child, that you need time to learn about yourself? ~ Frank Herbert,
304:Blood is thicker than water, but politics are thicker than blood. ~ Frank Herbert,
305:How do you call among you the little mouse, the mouse that jumps? ~ Frank Herbert,
306:How easy it was to mistake clear reasoning for correct reasoning! ~ Frank Herbert,
307:If we deny emotion, we lose all touch with our internal universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
308:If you live in bad faith, lies will appear to you like the truth. ~ Frank Herbert,
309:Most humans are not strong enough to find freedom within.” Sister ~ Frank Herbert,
310:People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. ~ Frank Herbert,
311:The most terrifying things in the universe came from human minds. ~ Frank Herbert,
312:The mystery of consciousness? Erroneous data—significant results. ~ Frank Herbert,
313:The pursuit of unhappiness is an inalienable right of all humans. ~ Frank Herbert,
314:Control the coinage and the courts — let the rabble have the rest. ~ Frank Herbert,
315:Frank Herbert said that Fear is the mind-killer. He was a wise man. ~ Kevin Hearne,
316:Most men go through life unchallenged, except at the final moment. ~ Frank Herbert,
317:To come under siege, he decided, was the inevitable fate of power. ~ Frank Herbert,
318:Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
319:Anything less than abject submission has to have some attack in it. ~ Frank Herbert,
320:still wanted those genetic characteristics carried by the Atreides. ~ Frank Herbert,
321:The Harkonnens discouraged investigation of the spice, didn’t they? ~ Frank Herbert,
322:The ultimate test ... to see the good in evil and the evil in good. ~ Frank Herbert,
323:The young reed dies so easily. Beginnings are times of great peril. ~ Frank Herbert,
324:Truth suffers from too much analysis.

-Ancient Fremen Saying ~ Frank Herbert,
325:Uno no debe arriesgarlo todo por liquidar prematuramente una cuenta ~ Frank Herbert,
326:Have you noticed, Stil, how beautiful the young women are this year? ~ Frank Herbert,
327:Nature does not make mistakes. Right and wrong are human categories. ~ Frank Herbert,
328:Often I must Speak otherwise than I Think. This is Called Diplomacy. ~ Frank Herbert,
329:Often I must speak otherwise than I think. This is called diplomacy. ~ Frank Herbert,
330:Paradise on my right, Hell on my left and the Angel of Death behind. ~ Frank Herbert,
331:There's steel in this man that no one has taken the temper out of... ~ Frank Herbert,
332:trinocular vision that permitted him to see time-become-space. There ~ Frank Herbert,
333:Anything and anyone can fail," he said, "but brave good friends help. ~ Frank Herbert,
334:It doesn't follow that the riots mean permanent hostility toward him. ~ Frank Herbert,
335:O you who know what we suffer here, do not forget us in your prayers. ~ Frank Herbert,
336:The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself. ~ Frank Herbert,
337:The highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. ~ Frank Herbert,
338:the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. ~ Frank Herbert,
339:The problem of leadership is inevitably: Who will play God?" Muad'Dib ~ Frank Herbert,
340:Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. ~ Frank Herbert,
341:To be guilty is to be innocent. Thus, to be innocent is to be guilty. ~ Frank Herbert,
342:Trist e să te desparți de prieteni. Un domiciliu e doar un domiciliu. ~ Frank Herbert,
343:Can you remember your first taste of spice?” “It tasted like cinnamon. ~ Frank Herbert,
344:If we cannot adjust our differences peacefully we are less than human. ~ Frank Herbert,
345:It was mostly sweet," he whispered, "and you were the sweetest of all. ~ Frank Herbert,
346:Ne možemo li miroljubivo uskladiti naše razlike, ne možemo biti ljudi. ~ Frank Herbert,
347:Paired opposites define your longings and those longings imprison you. ~ Frank Herbert,
348:pale northern complexion that turned to burn at the drop of a sunbeam. ~ Frank Herbert,
349:Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. ~ Frank Herbert,
350:The most persistent principles in the universe are accident and error. ~ Frank Herbert,
351:There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story. ~ Frank Herbert,
352:There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. ~ Frank Herbert,
353:The whole universe sat there, open to the man who could make the right ~ Frank Herbert,
354:They’ve lost the initiative, which means they’ve lost the war.” Gurney ~ Frank Herbert,
355:Ultimately, all things are known because you want to believe you know. ~ Frank Herbert,
356:What delicious abandon in the sleep of the child. Where do we lose it? ~ Frank Herbert,
357:You must learn to rule. It's something none of your ancestors learned. ~ Frank Herbert,
358:Beware jargon. It usually hides ignorance and carries little knowledge. ~ Frank Herbert,
359:Could you be anything but bluntly honest with a wide-awake human being? ~ Frank Herbert,
360:Life isn't a problem to be solved.
But a reality to be experienced. ~ Frank Herbert,
361:Memories rolled in his mind like the toothless mutterings of old women. ~ Frank Herbert,
362:Most of us choose our companions and surroundings to reflect ourselves. ~ Frank Herbert,
363:The truth always carries the ambiguity of the words used to express it. ~ Frank Herbert,
364:What greater gift is there than to demonstrate you need not fear death? ~ Frank Herbert,
365:You do not take from this universe, he thought. It grants what it will. ~ Frank Herbert,
366:You know it's love when you want to give joy and damn the consequences. ~ Frank Herbert,
367:A killer with the manners of a rabbit - this is the most dangerous kind. ~ Frank Herbert,
368:Concealed behind strong barriers the heart becomes ice "
Darwi Odrade ~ Frank Herbert,
369:It is fate, Nayla thought. It is God’s will. They were the same thing. A ~ Frank Herbert,
370:The creature all men on Arrakis fear, you treat it like a riding animal. ~ Frank Herbert,
371:the mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve but a reality to experience ~ Frank Herbert,
372:The problem of leadership is inevitably: Who will play God?"
Muad'Dib ~ Frank Herbert,
373:We don’t need any more Atreides gods! We need a space for some humanity! ~ Frank Herbert,
374:When religion and politics ride in the same cart, the whirlwind follows. ~ Frank Herbert,
375:Band together behind the fire in the mouth of the cave, fellow tribesmen! ~ Frank Herbert,
376:But wisdom tempers love, doesn’t it? And it puts a new shape on hate. How ~ Frank Herbert,
377:Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. ~ Frank Herbert,
378:Ignorance has its advantages. A universe of surprises is what I pray for! ~ Frank Herbert,
379:More fool he to let himself become an addict to anything, even to living. ~ Frank Herbert,
380:The first supplicant for the morning audience was a Kadeshian troubadour, ~ Frank Herbert,
381:the mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve but a reality to experience. ~ Frank Herbert,
382:Why is it that foolishness repeats itself with such monotonous precision? ~ Frank Herbert,
383:Ali u istini je uvijek sadržana dvoznačnost riječi kojima se ona izražava. ~ Frank Herbert,
384:If we cannot adjust our differences peaceably, then we are less than human ~ Frank Herbert,
385:Learning a language represents training in the delusions of that language. ~ Frank Herbert,
386:Only gods can safely risk perfection ... it's a dangerous thing for a man. ~ Frank Herbert,
387:Sad? Nonsense! Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place. ~ Frank Herbert,
388:The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. ~ Frank Herbert,
389:the mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. ~ Frank Herbert,
390:We never get far from wealth and all of its masks when we deal with power. ~ Frank Herbert,
391:What religion and self-interest cannot hide, governments can," Edric said. ~ Frank Herbert,
392:You never talk of likelihoods on Arrakis. You speak only of possibilities. ~ Frank Herbert,
393:All rebels are closet aristocrats. That’s why I can convert them so easily. ~ Frank Herbert,
394:Belief structure creates a filter through which chaos is sifted into order. ~ Frank Herbert,
395:Do as she says, you wormfaced, crawling, sand-brained piece of lizard turd! ~ Frank Herbert,
396:Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. ~ Frank Herbert,
397:Idaho focused on her face. “Would you like me to impregnate you?” he asked. ~ Frank Herbert,
398:If we cannot adjust your differences peaceably, then we are less than human ~ Frank Herbert,
399:The scarce water of Dune is an exact analog of oil scarcity. CHOAM is OPEC. ~ Frank Herbert,
400:Values, my dear grandchild, depend for their acceptance upon their success. ~ Frank Herbert,
401:Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die. ~ Frank Herbert,
402:Postoje stvari koje riječi ne mogu objasniti. Moraš ih doživjeti bez riječi. ~ Frank Herbert,
403:the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error. Even ~ Frank Herbert,
404:There are many degrees of sight and many degrees of blindness, Paul thought. ~ Frank Herbert,
405:The test of a man isn’t what you think he’ll do. It’s what he actually does. ~ Frank Herbert,
406:The tribal commander must lose no face among those who should obey him. Paul ~ Frank Herbert,
407:To stand alone against all adversity is the most sacred moment of existence. ~ Frank Herbert,
408:And loyalty is a valued commodity. It can be sold . . . not bought, but sold. ~ Frank Herbert,
409:And those who pray for dew on the deserts edge; shall bring forth the deluge. ~ Frank Herbert,
410:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your own life. ~ Frank Herbert,
411:Enclosures of any kind are a fertile breeding ground for hatred of outsiders, ~ Frank Herbert,
412:Nikad ne pokušavaj razložno razgovarati s ljudima koji vjeruju da su u pravu. ~ Frank Herbert,
413:Stilgar put a hand on Idaho’s shoulder. “All men are interlopers, old friend. ~ Frank Herbert,
414:Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man’s mind,’” Paul quoted. ~ Frank Herbert,
415:To use raw power is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable to greater powers. ~ Frank Herbert,
416:Women learned it at the hands of men; now men learn it at the hands of women. ~ Frank Herbert,
417:Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. And, ~ Frank Herbert,
418:He uses the nice old words so rich in tradition to be sure I know he means it. ~ Frank Herbert,
419:holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will.   — ~ Frank Herbert,
420:Nepoznato se u svakom trenutku nalazi posvuda uokolo. Tu treba tražiti znanje. ~ Frank Herbert,
421:She looked at patches of blackness. Black is a blind remembering, she thought. ~ Frank Herbert,
422:The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. ~ Frank Herbert,
423:The ferocity we show our foes must be tempered by the lesson we hope to teach. ~ Frank Herbert,
424:The knife is more dangerous than the hand and the knife can be in either hand. ~ Frank Herbert,
425:The waiting moment was packed with time, with rustling needle-stick movements. ~ Frank Herbert,
426:They thought of frustration as a threshold, a factor to heighten awareness. It ~ Frank Herbert,
427:This moment here is the only observable time and place for us in our universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
428:What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us? ~ Frank Herbert,
429:Your own emperor bestowed Arrakis on House Atreides. I am House Atreides.” The ~ Frank Herbert,
430:A leader, you see, is one of the things that distinguishes a mob from a people. ~ Frank Herbert,
431:Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms. ~ Frank Herbert,
432:The most important survival ability for any life form is the ability to change. ~ Frank Herbert,
433:The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. ~ Frank Herbert,
434:they’re destroying their environment. In the process, they’re becoming not-men! ~ Frank Herbert,
435:When we try to conceal our innermost drives, the entire being screams betrayal. ~ Frank Herbert,
436:But the test of a man isn’t what you think he’ll do. It’s what he actually does. ~ Frank Herbert,
437:governments lie to protect themselves and they make incredibly stupid decisions. ~ Frank Herbert,
438:Indeed? Pardon me for not listening further but I am really on an urgent errand. ~ Frank Herbert,
439:Logic is good for playing chess but is often too slow for the needs of survival. ~ Frank Herbert,
440:The future is a thing to be shaped," Scytale said. "Hold that thought, Princess. ~ Frank Herbert,
441:Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and has powers of reality. ~ Frank Herbert,
442:Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. ~ Frank Herbert,
443:FEAR IS THE MIND-KILLER. FEAR IS THE LITTLE-DEATH THAT BRINGS TOTAL OBLITERATION. ~ Frank Herbert,
444:logic is good for playing pyramid chess but often too slow for needs of survival. ~ Frank Herbert,
445:Sir, I honor and respect the personal dignity of any man who respects my dignity. ~ Frank Herbert,
446:The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: ~ Frank Herbert,
447:U usporedbi s beskonačnošću, sve što se naziva dugoročnim zapravo je kratkoročno. ~ Frank Herbert,
448:Whether a thought is spoken or not, it is a real thing and has powers of reality. ~ Frank Herbert,
449:You should never be in the company of anyone with whom you would not want to die. ~ Frank Herbert,
450:As you well know, the secret of community lies in suppression of the incompatible. ~ Frank Herbert,
451:Oholi podižu bedeme oko sebe iza kojih pokušavaju sakriti svoje sumnje i strahove. ~ Frank Herbert,
452:people with a goal. Such people would be easy to imbue with fervor and fanaticism. ~ Frank Herbert,
453:Science is made up of so many things that appear obvious after they are explained. ~ Frank Herbert,
454:We will not run," Paul said. "We'll move with dignity. We'll do what must be done. ~ Frank Herbert,
455:when one has lived with prophecy for so long, the moment of revelation is a shock. ~ Frank Herbert,
456:As long as you believe yourself helpless, you remain helpless even though resolute. ~ Frank Herbert,
457:Canterbury was gone from the memories of men, as was the planet which had known it. ~ Frank Herbert,
458:Do not make the error of considering my son a child,” the Duke said. And he smiled. ~ Frank Herbert,
459:It's very difficult convincing the young of anything. They're born knowing so much. ~ Frank Herbert,
460:Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject. ~ Frank Herbert,
461:That is the beginning of knowledge—the discovery of something we do not understand. ~ Frank Herbert,
462:The best prophets lead you up to the curtain and let you peer through for yourself. ~ Frank Herbert,
463:The most perfect barrier to learning a thing is the belief that is it already known ~ Frank Herbert,
464:The struggle between life elements is the struggle for the free energy of a system. ~ Frank Herbert,
465:When the populace recognizes its chains. Keep the populace blind and unquestioning. ~ Frank Herbert,
466:When you think you know something: that is a most perfect barrier against learning. ~ Frank Herbert,
467:Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible. ~ Frank Herbert,
468:Do not be trapped by the need to achieve anything. This way, you achieve everything. ~ Frank Herbert,
469:How many times must I tell that lad never to settle himself with his back to a door? ~ Frank Herbert,
470:I must rule with eye and claw — as the hawk among lesser birds. - Duke Leto Atreides ~ Frank Herbert,
471:Isn’t it odd how we misunderstand the hidden unity of kindness and cruelty?” Jessica ~ Frank Herbert,
472:Rekli su da sve tvoje slobode nestaju kad pokorno gledaš u nekog apsolutnog vladara. ~ Frank Herbert,
473:They who learn the lesson of self-deception too well shall perish by that deception. ~ Frank Herbert,
474:You have a nicety of awareness of the difference between a blade's edge and its tip. ~ Frank Herbert,
475:He had taken his place in a universe he did not want, wearing flesh that did not fit. ~ Frank Herbert,
476:I have another kind of sight. I see another kind of terrain: the available paths. The ~ Frank Herbert,
477:It must certainly be more dangerous to live in ignorance than to live with knowledge. ~ Frank Herbert,
478:It should be one of the tests,” the old woman said. “Humans are almost always lonely. ~ Frank Herbert,
479:Paul hesitated. There’d been no dwarf in the vision, but all else remained identical. ~ Frank Herbert,
480:Prisons are needed only to provide the illusion that courts and police are effective. ~ Frank Herbert,
481:Privilege becomes arrogance. Arrogance promotes injustice. The seeds of ruin blossom. ~ Frank Herbert,
482:The joy of living, its beauty is all bound up in the fact that life can surprise you, ~ Frank Herbert,
483:The limit of the law is the limit of enforcement—the real limit of organized society. ~ Frank Herbert,
484:The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~ Frank Herbert,
485:they’d chosen always the clear, safe course that leads ever downward into stagnation. ~ Frank Herbert,
486:To die before coming to the end of willpower, was that not an aristocrat’s choice? He ~ Frank Herbert,
487:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. ~ Frank Herbert,
488:Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifice and strife. ~ Frank Herbert,
489:But let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them. ~ Frank Herbert,
490:De alguna manera, la decepción había hecho mucho más concreto el concepto del paraíso. ~ Frank Herbert,
491:Everywhere there is peace, Paul thought. Everywhere … except in the heart of Muad’dib. ~ Frank Herbert,
492:He straightened, assuming an odd attitude of dignity – as though it were another mask. ~ Frank Herbert,
493:How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him. ~ Frank Herbert,
494:off in strata of porous rock by the leathery half-plant, half-animal little makers—and ~ Frank Herbert,
495:The joy of living, its beauty, is all bound up in the fact that life can surprise you. ~ Frank Herbert,
496:The surest way to keep a secret is to make someone think they already know the answer. ~ Frank Herbert,
497:The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door. ~ Frank Herbert,
498:You must teach me the way you thrust your worries aside and turn to practical matters. ~ Frank Herbert,
499:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. ~ Frank Herbert,
500:A stone is heavy and the sand is weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. ~ Frank Herbert,
501:A stone is heavy and the sand is weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. ~ Frank Herbert,
502:But the tripod upon which Eternity swings is composed of flesh and thought and emotion. ~ Frank Herbert,
503:His thoughts were too vague to be described, but they comprehended mysterious elements. ~ Frank Herbert,
504:Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. ~ Frank Herbert,
505:The surest way to keep a secret is to make people believe they already know the answer. ~ Frank Herbert,
506:To see eternity was to be exposed to eternity's whims, oppressed by endless dimensions. ~ Frank Herbert,
507:To see eternity was to be exposed to eternity’s whims, oppressed by endless dimensions. ~ Frank Herbert,
508:Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. ~ Frank Herbert,
509:You cannot go on forever stealing what you need without regard to those who come after. ~ Frank Herbert,
510:A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. ~ Frank Herbert,
511:Bila je to stvar vjere. Stvari su bile takve, jer ih je vjernik odabrao takvima vidjeti. ~ Frank Herbert,
512:El paraíso a mi derecha, el infierno a mi izquierda, y el ángel de la muerte tras de mí. ~ Frank Herbert,
513:How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him. — ~ Frank Herbert,
514:Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject.” The ~ Frank Herbert,
515:Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. ~ Frank Herbert,
516:You can not go on forever stealing what you need without regard to those who come after. ~ Frank Herbert,
517:You do not beg the sun for mercy.

-Maud'dib's Travail from The Stilgar Commentary ~ Frank Herbert,
518:You see, Count, I have the Emperor’s prison planet, Salusa Secundus, to inspire me.” The ~ Frank Herbert,
519:Do you want me to say that men create gods to enforce their definitions of good and evil? ~ Frank Herbert,
520:Even the seemingly immortal gods survive only as long as they are required by mortal men. ~ Frank Herbert,
521:Someday I’ll catch that man without a quotation and he’ll look undressed,” the Duke said. ~ Frank Herbert,
522:The people must learn how well I govern them. How would they know if we didn't tell them? ~ Frank Herbert,
523:The people must learn how well I govern them. How would they know if we didn’t tell them? ~ Frank Herbert,
524:There exists no separation between gods and men; one blends softly casual into the other. ~ Frank Herbert,
525:Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. —Bene Gesserit Coda ~ Frank Herbert,
526:To the soul's desires The body listens What the flesh requires Keeps the heart imprisoned ~ Frank Herbert,
527:When force closes the mouth of inquiry,” Duncan said, “that is the death of civilization. ~ Frank Herbert,
528:Answers are a perilous grip on the universe. They can appear sensible yet explain nothing. ~ Frank Herbert,
529:As long as my Duke remains unmarried some of the Great Houses can still hope for alliance. ~ Frank Herbert,
530:But he felt nothing except: Here’s an important fact. It was one with all the other facts. ~ Frank Herbert,
531:I don't speak, I operate a machine called language. It creaks and groans, but is mine own. ~ Frank Herbert,
532:The abyss remains. It is pregnant with all the things yet to be. Ah, what gentle violence! ~ Frank Herbert,
533:The Proximity of a Desirable Thing Tempts One to Overindulgence. On That Path Lies Danger. ~ Frank Herbert,
534:The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger. ~ Frank Herbert,
535:There are limits to power, as those who put their hopes in a constitution always discover. ~ Frank Herbert,
536:Who owns this river passage? This verdant valley? This peninsula? This planet? None of us. ~ Frank Herbert,
537:Do not count a human dead until you’ve seen his body. And even then you can make a mistake. ~ Frank Herbert,
538:Myths are not fiction, but history seen with a poet's eyes and recounted in a poet's terms. ~ Frank Herbert,
539:Once, men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. ~ Frank Herbert,
540:She didn’t like the fact that people of both sietch and graben referred to Muad’Dib as Him. ~ Frank Herbert,
541:That is the beginning of knowledge—the discovery of something we do not understand.” Before ~ Frank Herbert,
542:When strangers meet, great allowance should be made for differences of custom and training. ~ Frank Herbert,
543:A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating. ~ Frank Herbert,
544:Bojim se slijepih, Stil. Bojim ih se. Oni tako lako mogu slomiti sve što im se nađe na putu. ~ Frank Herbert,
545:Once more the drama begins.' — The Emperor Paul Muad'dib on his ascension to the Lion Throne ~ Frank Herbert,
546:When strangers meet, great allowances should be made for differences in custom and training. ~ Frank Herbert,
547:Better the complexities one thought he knew than the complexities which defied understanding. ~ Frank Herbert,
548:He mastered the inner world while holding the outer in contempt, and this led to catastrophe. ~ Frank Herbert,
549:I don't speak ... I operate a machine called language. It creaks and groans, but is mine own. ~ Frank Herbert,
550:Is God troubled?” And her companion replied: “The sins of this universe would trouble anyone. ~ Frank Herbert,
551:Once human beings realize something can be done, they're not satisfied until they've done it. ~ Frank Herbert,
552:Once more the drama begins.' — The Emperor Paul Muad'dib on his ascension to the Lion Throne. ~ Frank Herbert,
553:Religion, too, is a weapon. What manner of weapon is religion when it becomes the government? ~ Frank Herbert,
554:The Fremen have a simple, practical religion,” he said.
“Nothing about religion is simple. ~ Frank Herbert,
555:The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown. ~ Frank Herbert,
556:And that day dawned when Arrakis lay at the hub of the universe with the wheel poised to spin. ~ Frank Herbert,
557:Gurney says there’s no artistry in killing with the tip, that it should be done with the edge. ~ Frank Herbert,
558:I never could bring myself to trust a traitor,” the Baron said. “Not even a traitor I created. ~ Frank Herbert,
559:My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. ~ Frank Herbert,
560:Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You'll find me there, staring out at you! ~ Frank Herbert,
561:He maintains the level of individuals. Too few individuals, and a people reverts to a mob.” His ~ Frank Herbert,
562:One must always keep the tools of statecraft sharp and ready. Power and fear – sharp and ready. ~ Frank Herbert,
563:Politics: the art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible. ~ Frank Herbert,
564:We had something few experience. We were joined in our strengths rather than in our weaknesses. ~ Frank Herbert,
565:What is important for a leader is that which makes him a leader. It is the needs of his people. ~ Frank Herbert,
566:When I'm stronger than you I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles. ~ Frank Herbert,
567:as had happened so many times in the past, for every problem solved a new one was added. Beneath ~ Frank Herbert,
568:Divide and rule, subdivide and rule even more powerfully, fragment and rule absolutely.” “That’s ~ Frank Herbert,
569:I see the day coming when ceremony must take the place of faith and symbolism replaces morality. ~ Frank Herbert,
570:Only those who recognize the value of war and exercise it have any degree of self-determination. ~ Frank Herbert,
571:The censure of your peers? But what if your peers balked at no obscenity? You could do anything. ~ Frank Herbert,
572:The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it. ~ Frank Herbert,
573:The voice was baritone and with exquisite control. It managed to dismiss him while greeting him. ~ Frank Herbert,
574:They’re trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert,
575:We never completely escape the teachers of our childhood nor any of the patterns that formed us. ~ Frank Herbert,
576:A requirement of creativity is that it contributes to change. Creativity keeps the creator alive. ~ Frank Herbert,
577:Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. ~ Frank Herbert,
578:It became apparent to the Fremen that Kynes was not a madman totally, just mad enough to be holy. ~ Frank Herbert,
579:Le véritable bonheur, c'était cela. La possibilité de s'arrêter, ne serait-ce que pour un moment. ~ Frank Herbert,
580:No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero ~ Frank Herbert,
581:Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. —The Coda ~ Frank Herbert,
582:There are problems in this universe for which there are no answers. Nothing. Nothing can be done. ~ Frank Herbert,
583:You don’t see much of any path unless you are Janus, looking simultaneously backward and forward. ~ Frank Herbert,
584:Indeed, it was the Bene Gesserit view that humans were life designed by evolution to create order. ~ Frank Herbert,
585:Insanity is something like drowning,’ said Sparrow. ‘You go under; you flounder without direction; ~ Frank Herbert,
586:Membership in a conspiracy, as in an army, frees people from the sense of personal responsibility. ~ Frank Herbert,
587:No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero. ~ Frank Herbert,
588:The past may show the right way to behave if you live in the past, Stil, but circumstances change. ~ Frank Herbert,
589:We have eternity, beloved."
"You may have eternity. I have only now."
"But this is eternity. ~ Frank Herbert,
590:Yes. They’ll call me…Muad’Dib, ‘The One Who Points the Way.’ Yes…that’s what they’ll call me.” And ~ Frank Herbert,
591:If there is a difference between what is said and what is done, only a fool believes what was said. ~ Frank Herbert,
592:Our civilization could well die of indifference within it before succumbing to external attack. The ~ Frank Herbert,
593:The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. ~ Frank Herbert,
594:I see us giving love to each other in a time of quiet between storms. It's what we were meant to do. ~ Frank Herbert,
595:Life improves the closed system’s capacity to sustain life. Life—all life—is in the service of life. ~ Frank Herbert,
596:The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. ~ Frank Herbert,
597:Warfare leaves a residue of ‘eat drink and be merry’ that often leads inexorably to moral breakdown. ~ Frank Herbert,
598:We faced it and did not resist. The storm passed through us and around us. It's gone, but we remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
599:You cannot fix your gaze upon it!
Senses cannot record it.
No words describe it."

-Alia ~ Frank Herbert,
600:Curiosity unsatisfied tended to create its own answers. Guesses were often more dangerous than facts. ~ Frank Herbert,
601:Democracy is susceptible to being led astray by having scapegoats paraded in front of the electorate. ~ Frank Herbert,
602:How sure it is, Leto thought, that a weapon can lock a person into a predictable pattern of behavior. ~ Frank Herbert,
603:I never thought it would be easy to serve God," she said. "I just didn't think it would be this hard. ~ Frank Herbert,
604:In my estimation, more misery has been created by reformers than by any other force in human history. ~ Frank Herbert,
605:Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness. ~ Frank Herbert,
606:Small souls who seek power over others first destroy the faith those others might have in themselves. ~ Frank Herbert,
607:Svijest onoga koji vjeruje miruje, ne uspijeva se širiti prema van, u neograničeni, beskrajni svemir. ~ Frank Herbert,
608:That is one of the Law's purposes, of course: to test the qualities of those who choose to employ it. ~ Frank Herbert,
609:The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. — ~ Frank Herbert,
610:The expectations which history creates for one generation are often shattered in the next generation. ~ Frank Herbert,
611:The price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life -we went soft, we lost our edge. ~ Frank Herbert,
612:We accept too damned many things on the explanations of people who could have good reasons for lying. ~ Frank Herbert,
613:What’s a practical god?” Dasein asked. “A practical god? That’a a god who agrees with his worshipers. ~ Frank Herbert,
614:Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words. ~ Frank Herbert,
615:If you ask "Should we be in space?" you ask a nonsense question. We are in space. We will be in space. ~ Frank Herbert,
616:I have come to believe that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will. ~ Frank Herbert,
617:It was a scene of such beauty it caught all his attention. Some things beggar likeness, he thought. He ~ Frank Herbert,
618:Moral decisions are always easy to recognize,” Odrade said. “They are where you abandon self-interest. ~ Frank Herbert,
619:Pero no nos lamentemos por la falta de justicia mientras tengamos brazos y seamos libres para usarlos. ~ Frank Herbert,
620:The natural human´s an animal without a logic. Your projection of logic onto all affairs is unnatural. ~ Frank Herbert,
621:The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. ~ Frank Herbert,
622:The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent. ~ Frank Herbert,
623:The wise despot...maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. ~ Frank Herbert,
624:What do you despise? By this are you truly known. —FROM “MANUAL OF MUAD’DIB”
BY THE PRINCESS IRULAN ~ Frank Herbert,
625:You are a child seeking to be a man. When you are a man, you will seek in vain for the child you were. ~ Frank Herbert,
626:El misterio de la vida no es problema que hay que resolver, sino una realidad que hay que experimentar. ~ Frank Herbert,
627:How tempting it is to raise high walls and keep out change. Rot here in our own self-satisfied comfort. ~ Frank Herbert,
628:I don't worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It's a matter of just sitting down and working. ~ Frank Herbert,
629:I have no fear, for fear is the little death that kills me over and over. Without fear, I die but once. ~ Frank Herbert,
630:Mood’s a thing for cattle or for making love. You fight when the necessity arises, no matter your mood. ~ Frank Herbert,
631:One can contemplate the Emperor and his powers comfortably if one remembers that all things are finite, ~ Frank Herbert,
632:Something compelling and attractive surrounded walking anonymously at night in the streets of Arrakeen. ~ Frank Herbert,
633:Surely you know bureaucracies always become voracious aristocracies after they attain commanding power. ~ Frank Herbert,
634:There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times to develop psychic muscles. -- Muad'Dib ~ Frank Herbert,
635:The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows - a wall against the wind. ~ Frank Herbert,
636:You must be always hungry and thirsty.” The Baron caressed his bulges beneath the suspensors. “Like me. ~ Frank Herbert,
637:If all those around you believe some particular thing, you will soon be tempted to share in that belief. ~ Frank Herbert,
638:Laws tend to be temporary over the long haul, Moneo. There is no such thing as rule-governed creativity. ~ Frank Herbert,
639:Para Pardot Kynes, el planeta no era más que una expresión de la energía, una máquina movida por un sol. ~ Frank Herbert,
640:Religions often partake of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future. ~ Frank Herbert,
641:There’s no mystery about a human life. It’s not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~ Frank Herbert,
642:They tend to forget that nothing in a polarized universe can exist without its opposite being present. — ~ Frank Herbert,
643:When a creature has developed into one thing, he will choose death rather than change into his opposite. ~ Frank Herbert,
644:Where is the weapon with which I enforce your bondage? You give it to me every time you open your mouth. ~ Frank Herbert,
645:It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future. ~ Frank Herbert,
646:Show me a completely smooth operation and I'll show you someone who's covering mistakes. Real boats rock. ~ Frank Herbert,
647:This wise man observed that wealth is a tool of freedom. But the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery. ~ Frank Herbert,
648:Words can carry any burden we wish. All that's required is agreement and a tradition upon which to build. ~ Frank Herbert,
649:Words can carry any burden we wish. All that’s required is agreement and a tradition upon which to build. ~ Frank Herbert,
650:Beware! The mind of the believer stagnates. It fails to grow outward into an unlimited, infinite universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
651:Communal/managed economics have always been more destructive of their societies than those driven by greed ~ Frank Herbert,
652:For them, 'mektub al mellah', as the Fremen say."
"The thing was written with salt," Irulan translated. ~ Frank Herbert,
653:I have said: "Blow out the lamp! Day is here!" And you keep saying: "Give me a lamp so I can find the day. ~ Frank Herbert,
654:Killing with the point lacks artistry, but don't let that hold your hand when the opening presents itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
655:Paul crouched at the ready and, as he had been trained to do after first blood, called out: “Do you yield? ~ Frank Herbert,
656:Providence and Manifest Destiny are synonyms often invoked to support arguments based on wishful thinking. ~ Frank Herbert,
657:There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. ~ Frank Herbert,
658:It’d be bad enough without the complication of a feudal trade culture which turns its back on most science. ~ Frank Herbert,
659:It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich. ~ Frank Herbert,
660:It is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. ~ Frank Herbert,
661:Možda ja i jesam jedina vjerska svijest u Carstvu, zato što sam istinski sam...pa se zato i ne mogu moliti. ~ Frank Herbert,
662:There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times to develop psychic muscles.
   ~ Frank Herbert, Dune (1965),
663:You must think like a patch of sand. Hide beneath your cloak and become a little dune in your very essence. ~ Frank Herbert,
664:You see, gentlemen, they have something to die for. They've discovered they're a people. They're awakening. ~ Frank Herbert,
665:Governments can be useful to the governed only so long as inherent tendencies toward tyranny are restrained. ~ Frank Herbert,
666:If you put away those who report accurately, you’ll keep only those who know what you want to hear,” Jessica ~ Frank Herbert,
667:I'm the well-trained fruit tree. Full of well-trained feelings and abilities and all of them grafted onto me ~ Frank Herbert,
668:It is said in the desert that possession of water in great amount can inflict a man with fatal carelessness. ~ Frank Herbert,
669:Oprez je staza osrednjosti. Ljigava, bestrasna osrednjost je sve što većina ljudi vjeruje da im je dostupno. ~ Frank Herbert,
670:Order generally was a product of human activity. Chaos existed as a raw material from which to create order. ~ Frank Herbert,
671:Power tends to isolate those who hold too much of it. Eventually, they lose touch with reality ... and fall. ~ Frank Herbert,
672:Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. Something cannot emerge from nothing. ~ Frank Herbert,
673:But the universe would not turn backward. It was a great engine projected upon the grey void of nonexistence. ~ Frank Herbert,
674:My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. ‘Something ~ Frank Herbert,
675:Paul felt that he had been infected with terrible purpose. He did not know yet what the terrible purpose was. ~ Frank Herbert,
676:Remember: Bureaucracy elevates conformity ... Make that elevates 'fatal stupidity' to the status of religion. ~ Frank Herbert,
677:Frank Herbert once put it, “The mystery of life is not a problem to solve but a reality to experience. ~ Stephen Harrod Buhner,
678:Here lies a toppled god. His fall was not a small one. We did but build his pedestal, A narrow and a tall one. ~ Frank Herbert,
679:The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action in mind. ~ Frank Herbert,
680:There was pain in him - like a blister, all that was left of some lost yesterday that Time had pruned off him. ~ Frank Herbert,
681:War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you. ~ Frank Herbert,
682:he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning “That path leads ever down into stagnation.” — ~ Frank Herbert,
683:Namri? There’s no mystery about a human life. It’s not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~ Frank Herbert,
684:...We Fremen have a saying: 'God created Arrakis to train the faithful.' One cannot go against the word of God. ~ Frank Herbert,
685:A leader tries to perpetuate the conditions which demand his leadership. Thus, the leader requires the outsider. ~ Frank Herbert,
686:If he could smell the pre-spice mass, that meant the gasses deep under the sand were nearing explosive pressure. ~ Frank Herbert,
687:Malign? I praise him. Death and deceit are our only hopes now. I just do not fool myself about Thufir’s methods. ~ Frank Herbert,
688:The basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power. ~ Frank Herbert,
689:The singular multiplicity of this universe draws my deepest attention. It is a thing of ultimate beauty. Leto II ~ Frank Herbert,
690:We are generalists. You can't draw neat lines around planet-wide problems. Planetology is a cut-and-fit science. ~ Frank Herbert,
691:Even an Emperor may tremble before Muad’Dib, for he has the strength of righteousness and heaven smiles upon him. ~ Frank Herbert,
692:Intelligence takes chances with limited data in an arena where mistakes are not only possible but also necessary. ~ Frank Herbert,
693:I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea…and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. ~ Frank Herbert,
694:Major flaw in government arise from a fear of making radical internal changes even though a need is clearly seen. ~ Frank Herbert,
695:They’re not mad. They’re trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert,
696:Caution is the path to mediocrity. Gliding, passionless mediocrity is all that most people think they can achieve. ~ Frank Herbert,
697:Earth? Golden Age?" Stilgar was irritated and puzzled. Why would Paul wish to discuss myths from the dawn of time? ~ Frank Herbert,
698:It is said that there is a principle of conflict which originated with the single cell and has never deteriorated. ~ Frank Herbert,
699:Teg boiled it down to an essence: If only one person followed such guiding principles, this was a better universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
700:They are not mad. They're trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert,
701:To claim absolute knowledge is to become monstrous. Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. ~ Frank Herbert,
702:Čuvaj se staza koje sužavaju buduće mogućnosti. Takve staze odmiču od beskonačnosti i navode te u klopke smrtnosti. ~ Frank Herbert,
703:How persistent it is, this demand that our gods be perfect. The Greeks were much more reasonable about such things. ~ Frank Herbert,
704:Most believe that a satisfactory future requires a return to an idealized past, a past which never in fact existed. ~ Frank Herbert,
705:Reason is valuable,” he said, “only when it performs against the wordless physical background of the universe.” Her ~ Frank Herbert,
706:They learned early that sharing secret or private names was an ancient device for ensnaring a person in affections. ~ Frank Herbert,
707:Duncan, have I not told you that when you think you know something, that is a most perfect barrier against learning? ~ Frank Herbert,
708:If you focus your awareness only upon your own rightness, then you invite the forces of opposition to overwhelm you. ~ Frank Herbert,
709:If you want immortality, then deny form. Whatever has form has mortality. Beyond form is the formless, the immortal. ~ Frank Herbert,
710:It has occurred to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will. ~ Frank Herbert,
711:The real wealth of a planet is in its landscape, how we take part in that basic source of civilization- agriculture. ~ Frank Herbert,
712:You shall be known among us as Usul, the base of the pillar. This is your secret name, your troop name. We of Sietch ~ Frank Herbert,
713:Ask what Infinity might produce and the only answer possible was, "Anything." Any good, any evil; any god, any devil. ~ Frank Herbert,
714:It is another kind of marriage—the marriage of privilege and duty. It is the aristocrat’s explanation and his excuse. ~ Frank Herbert,
715:My son displays a general garment and you claim it’s cut to your fit?” Jessica asked. “What a fascinating revelation. ~ Frank Herbert,
716:Can you collect chaos? Not collecting, that is the ultimate gathering. What can you gather without gathering yourself. ~ Frank Herbert,
717:how inevitable it was that the aristocrat would refuse his final duty—which was to step aside and vanish into history. ~ Frank Herbert,
718:Prisons are needed only to provide the illusion that courts and police are effective. They're a kind of job insurance. ~ Frank Herbert,
719:Prisons are needed only to provide the illusion that courts and police are effective. They’re a kind of job insurance. ~ Frank Herbert,
720:That was the thing he resented about religion, Bickel thought—the way it appealed to emotion rather than intelligence. ~ Frank Herbert,
721:To know the future absolutely it to be trapped into that future absolutely. It collapses time. Present becomes future. ~ Frank Herbert,
722:To quote from another gospel, DUNE by Frank Herbert, 'Fear is the mind-killer.' ... Jesus was the original Muad'dib. ~ Stephen Colbert,
723:What was it St. Augustine said? "The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~ Frank Herbert,
724:Here lies a toppled god.
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one. ~ Frank Herbert,
725:History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. Education helps but it’s never enough. You also must run. ~ Frank Herbert,
726:Most of the Houses have grown fat by taking few risks. One cannot truly blame them for this; one can only despise them. ~ Frank Herbert,
727:All proofs inevitably lead to propositions which have no proof! All things are known because we want to believe in them. ~ Frank Herbert,
728:And always, he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning 'That path leads ever down into stagnation. ~ Frank Herbert,
729:boy’s features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns—endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus. ~ Frank Herbert,
730:My son will wear the title well, the Duke thought, and realized with a sudden chill that this was another death thought. ~ Frank Herbert,
731:One must cast off old agonies as a snake casts off its skin--only to grow a new set and accept all of their limitations. ~ Frank Herbert,
732:The singular multiplicity of this universe draws my deepest attention. It is a thing of ultimate beauty.

Leto II ~ Frank Herbert,
733:To know a thing well, know its limits. Only when pushed beyond its tolerances will true nature be seen. — The Amtal Rule ~ Frank Herbert,
734:You always know the creative because it is revealed openly. Concealment betrays the existence of another force entirely. ~ Frank Herbert,
735:Another might have missed the tension, but she had trained him in the Bene Gesserit Way - in the minutiae of observation. ~ Frank Herbert,
736:Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. ~ Frank Herbert,
737:I cannot lie to you any more than I could lie to myself,” Paul said. “I know this. Every man should have such an auditor. ~ Frank Herbert,
738:It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. ~ Frank Herbert,
739:Memories which fastened him to places his flesh had never known presented him with answers to questions he had not asked. ~ Frank Herbert,
740:One uses power by grasping it lightly. To grasp too strongly is to be taken over by power, and thus to become its victim. ~ Frank Herbert,
741:Paul confronted his son then, aiming the eyeless sockets at Leto. “Do you really know the universe you have created here? ~ Frank Herbert,
742:The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we do to each other. ~ Frank Herbert,
743:The human mind, as is the case with the mind of any animal, is a resonator. It responds to resonances in the environment. ~ Frank Herbert,
744:Thufir, old friend,” Paul said, “as you can see, my back is toward no door.” “The universe is full of doors,” Hawat said. ~ Frank Herbert,
745:We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create. ~ Frank Herbert,
746:What we should have done was test the gift first. We should have probed for dangers. We were too bedazzled by it, though. ~ Frank Herbert,
747:When you live upon Arrakis,” she had said, “khala, the land is empty. The moons will be your friends, the sun your enemy. ~ Frank Herbert,
748:attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be. ~ Frank Herbert,
749:Individual human experience is not the overriding control factor in human behavior. The cellular social pattern dominates. ~ Frank Herbert,
750:Nothing wins more loyalty for a leader than an air of bravura," the Duke said. "I, therefore, cultivate an air of bravura. ~ Frank Herbert,
751:One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things. ~ Frank Herbert,
752:The great mass of humankind possesses an unmistakable unit-identity. It can be one thing. It can act as a single organism. ~ Frank Herbert,
753:The person who takes the banal and ordinary and illuminates it in a new way can terrify. We do not want our ideas changed. ~ Frank Herbert,
754:There's hope left in these dusty chords. There's a song left in our rusty hearts. We are torn and frayed but love remains. ~ Frank Herbert,
755:When you think to take determination of your fate into your own hands, that is the moment you can be crushed. Be cautious. ~ Frank Herbert,
756:For proper government, the tribe must have ways to choose men whose lives reflect the way a government should behave.” From ~ Frank Herbert,
757:No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer. ~ Frank Herbert,
758:The act of saying that things exist that cannot be described in words shakes a universe where words are the supreme belief. ~ Frank Herbert,
759:The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. ~ Frank Herbert,
760:The price we paid was the price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life--we went soft, we lost our edge. ~ Frank Herbert,
761:There’s no such thing as equal justice anywhere. It’s unsettling to a society when you try to achieve such a false balance. ~ Frank Herbert,
762:Time is a measure of space, just as a range-finder is a measure of space, but measuring locks us into the place we measure. ~ Frank Herbert,
763:But one learns from books and reels only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things. ~ Frank Herbert,
764:He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man. ~ Frank Herbert,
765:Neki događaji imaju kraj, ali nemaju početak; drugi započinju, ali ne završe. Sve to ovisi o točki na kojoj promatrač stoji. ~ Frank Herbert,
766:The Golden Path demands it. And what is the Golden Path? you ask. It is the survival of humankind, nothing more nor less. We ~ Frank Herbert,
767:There are some things no one can bear. I meddled in all the possible futures I could create until, finally, they created me. ~ Frank Herbert,
768:Umman Kudu: scissors-line of jaw muscles, chin like a boot toe - a man to be trusted because the captain's vices were known. ~ Frank Herbert,
769:We pray to a moon: she is round— Luck with us will then abound, What we seek for shall be found In the land of solid ground. ~ Frank Herbert,
770:And what have they created?” Taraza asked. “Only the image of evil stupidity?” “Act stupid long enough and you become stupid, ~ Frank Herbert,
771:Argument closes off the doors of the senses. It always masks violence. Continued too long, argument always leads to violence. ~ Frank Herbert,
772:Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain. ~ Frank Herbert,
773:Leadership and our dependence on it (how and why we choose particular leaders) is a much misunderstood historical phenomenon. ~ Frank Herbert,
774:Love is a very ancient force, which served its purpose in its day but no longer is essential for the survival of the species. ~ Frank Herbert,
775:spannungsbogen”—which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp that thing. — ~ Frank Herbert,
776:The Fremen! They’re paying the Guild for privacy, paying in a coin that’s freely available to anyone with desert power—spice. ~ Frank Herbert,
777:To know a thing well, know its limits; Only when pushed beyond its tolerance will its true nature be seen.
-The Amtal Rule ~ Frank Herbert,
778:To know a thing well, know it's limits; Only when pushed beyond it's tolerance will it's true nature be seen. -The Amtal Rule ~ Frank Herbert,
779:Unused power was like a marionette with visible strings, nobody holding them. A compelling attraction: I could make it dance. ~ Frank Herbert,
780:When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place, He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place. ~ Frank Herbert,
781:You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgement of your existence. ~ Frank Herbert,
782:And the price we paid was the price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life—we went soft, we lost our edge. ~ Frank Herbert,
783:Chance is the nature of our universe. […] madness represents a chaotic reservoir of surprises. Some surprises can be valuable. ~ Frank Herbert,
784:If you are corruptible and your imagination is confined to worries about loss of power, you exist in a self-destructive system ~ Frank Herbert,
785:motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity. It degrades everything it touches. ~ Frank Herbert,
786:The old woman was a witch shadow—hair like matted spiderwebs, hooded ’round darkness of features, eyes like glittering jewels. ~ Frank Herbert,
787:Think of all those experiences, the wisdom they’d bring. But wisdom tempers love, doesn’t it? And it puts a new shape on hate. ~ Frank Herbert,
788:And the price we paid was the price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life -we went soft, we lost our edge. ~ Frank Herbert,
789:And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
790:He has learned that it is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. ~ Frank Herbert,
791:If you need something to worship, then worship life—all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together! ~ Frank Herbert,
792:Since every individual is accountable ultimately to the self, the formation of that self demands our utmost care and attention. ~ Frank Herbert,
793:The difference between a good administrator and a bad one is about five heartbeats. Good administrators make immediate choices. ~ Frank Herbert,
794:There has never been a truly selfless rebel, just hypocrites—conscious hypocrites or unconscious hypocrites, it’s all the same. ~ Frank Herbert,
795:Chance is the nature of our universe. [...] madness represents a chaotic reservoir of surprises. Some surprises can be valuable. ~ Frank Herbert,
796:He doesn’t appear much, does he—one frightened old fat man too weak to support his own flesh without the help of suspensors.” It ~ Frank Herbert,
797:he really cared for Fannie Mae! He admired her . . . and she could hurt him because he admired her and felt . . . felt this way. ~ Frank Herbert,
798:In 1054, the patriarch of Constantinople and the pope excommunicated each other. That was the end of holiness for both churches. ~ Frank Herbert,
799:Major flaws in government arise from a fear of making radical internal changes even though a need is clearly seen. —Darwi Odrade ~ Frank Herbert,
800:The Duke felt in this moment that his own dearest dream was to end all class distinctions and never again think of deadly order. ~ Frank Herbert,
801:Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife—chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: “Now, it’s complete because it’s ended here. ~ Frank Herbert,
802:If you need something to worship, then worship life - all life, every last crawling bit of it! We're all in this beauty together! ~ Frank Herbert,
803:It occurred to her that mercy was the ability to stop, if only for a moment. There was no mercy where there could be no stopping. ~ Frank Herbert,
804:Moneo has discovered it is pointless to live in the past, impossible to live in the future, and difficult to live in the present. ~ Frank Herbert,
805:My mother is my enemy. She does not know it, but she is. She is bringing the jihad. She bore me; she trained me. She is my enemy. ~ Frank Herbert,
806:Radicals are only to be feared when you try to suppress them. You must demonstrate that you will use the best of what they offer. ~ Frank Herbert,
807:Scratch a conservative and you find someone who prefers the past over any future. Scratch a liberal and find a closet aristocrat. ~ Frank Herbert,
808:She said a ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel. She said he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men. ~ Frank Herbert,
809:The meeting between ignorance and knowledge, between brutality and culture—it begins in the dignity with which we treat our dead. ~ Frank Herbert,
810:When we encounter personal problems, those things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. ~ Frank Herbert,
811:Wild Fremen said it well: "Four things cannot be hidden -- love, smoke, a pillar of fire and a man striding across the open bled. ~ Frank Herbert,
812:Axiom: the best place to conserve your water is in your body. It keeps your energy up. You’re stronger. Trust your stillsuit.” She ~ Frank Herbert,
813:Experts and specialists lead you quickly into chaos. They are a source of useless nit-picking, the ferocious quibble over a comma. ~ Frank Herbert,
814:Hoşnutsuzluk bilimi diye bir şey olmalıydı. İnsanlar ruhsal kaslarını geliştirmek için zor zamanlara ve sıkıntılara ihtiyaç duyar. ~ Frank Herbert,
815:... motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity. It degrades everything it touches. ~ Frank Herbert,
816:Power bases are very dangerous because they attract people who are truly insane, people who seek power only for the sake of power. ~ Frank Herbert,
817:the drowning man who climbs on your shoulders to save himself is understandable—except when you see it happen in the drawing room. ~ Frank Herbert,
818:the meeting between ignorance and knowledge, between brutality and culture - it begins in the dignity with which we treat the dead ~ Frank Herbert,
819:A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. ~ Frank Herbert,
820:Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here." ~ Frank Herbert,
821:Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife – chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: ‘Now, it’s complete because it’s ended here. ~ Frank Herbert,
822:The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows—a wall against the wind. This is the willow’s purpose. ~ Frank Herbert,
823:Among my father’s most important messages were that governments lie to protect themselves and they make incredibly stupid decisions. ~ Frank Herbert,
824:A requirement of creativity is that it contributes to change. Creativity keeps the creator alive. — FRANK HERBERT, unpublished notes ~ Brian Herbert,
825:If you need something to worship, then worship life—all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together! They ~ Frank Herbert,
826:If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness—they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ Frank Herbert,
827:In 1054, the patriarch of Constantinople and the pope excommunicated each other.
That was the end of holiness for both churches. ~ Frank Herbert,
828:Inflection is the adjective of language. It carries the subtleties of delight and horror, the essence of culture and social process. ~ Frank Herbert,
829:La gente altera costruisce soltanto le mura esterne del castello, dietro alle quali cerca di nascondere i suoi dubbi e le sue paure. ~ Frank Herbert,
830: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,
831:Technology is both a tool for helping humans and for destroying them. This is the paradox of our times which we're compelled to face. ~ Frank Herbert,
832:There are many degrees of sight and many degrees of blindness. What senses do we lack that we cannot see another world all around us? ~ Frank Herbert,
833:There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man—with human flesh. ~ Frank Herbert,
834:who hate the Harkonnens so much they’ll burn a chair in which a Harkonnen has sat, salt the ground over which a Harkonnen has walked. ~ Frank Herbert,
835:A good ruler has to learn his world's language, and that's different for every world, the language you don't hear just with your ears. ~ Frank Herbert,
836:If enough of us believe, a new thing can be made to exist. Belief structure creates a filter through which chaos is sifted into order. ~ Frank Herbert,
837:. . . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be. ~ Frank Herbert,
838:Men looked at their gods and their rituals and saw that both were filled with that most terrible of all equations: fear over ambition. ~ Frank Herbert,
839:Moram brže trčati. Povijest je neprestana utrka između izuma i katastrofe. Školovanje pomaže, ali nikad nije dovoljno. Moraš i trčati. ~ Frank Herbert,
840:On Caladan, we ruled with sea and air power," the Duke said. "Here, we must scrabble for desert power. This is your inheritance, Paul. ~ Frank Herbert,
841:This world has emptied me of all but the oldest purpose: tomorrow’s life. I live now for my young Duke and the daughter yet to be. She ~ Frank Herbert,
842:Know thyself? Dasein sensed then he couldn’t know himself without dying. Death was the background against which life could know itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
843:The Fremen have a saying they credit to Shai-hulud, Old Father Eternity,’ he said. ‘They say: “Be prepared to appreciate what you meet. ~ Frank Herbert,
844:There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man - with human flesh. ~ Frank Herbert,
845:They say they seek security and quiet, the condition they call peace. Even as they speak they create the seeds of turmoil and violence. ~ Frank Herbert,
846:We're afloat in amniotic fluid.’ ‘How's that?’ ‘Salt water. It's chemically almost identical with the fluid surrounding an unborn baby. ~ Frank Herbert,
847:When religion and politics ride the same cart, when that cart is driven by a living holy man (baraka), nothing can stand in their path. ~ Frank Herbert,
848:Za razumijevanje su potrebne riječi. No neke stvari se ne mogu svesti na riječi. A neke druge stvari se mogu doživjeti samo bez riječi. ~ Frank Herbert,
849:In the perfect society, there is neither emotion nor mercy; precious space cannot be wasted on those who have outlived their usefulness. ~ Frank Herbert,
850:the way you thrust your worries aside and turn to practical matters. It must be a Bene Gesserit thing.” “It’s a female thing,” she said. ~ Frank Herbert,
851: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,
852: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,
853:But attack can take strange forms. And you will remember the tooth. The tooth. Duke Leto Atreides. You will remember the tooth." -Dr.Yueh ~ Frank Herbert,
854:His plan has good points and bad points...as any plan would at this stage. A plan depends as much upon execution as it does upon concept. ~ Frank Herbert,
855:How can one attempt seeing truth without knowing falsehood. It is the attempt to see the light without knowing darkness. It cannot be.
   ~ Frank Herbert,
856:I’ve heard enough sad histories of gods and messiahs. Why should I need special powers to forecast ruins of my own like all those others? ~ Frank Herbert,
857:Only once did Idaho speak. “You’re not a virgin.” “Nor are you, Love.” “Love,” he whispered. “Love, love, love . . .” “Yes . . . yes!” In ~ Frank Herbert,
858:Sheeana would learn in time that any person who lived through the decision to die evolved a new emotional balance. Fears were transitory. ~ Frank Herbert,
859:The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows—a wall against the wind. This is the willow’s purpose.” Paul ~ Frank Herbert,
860:You understand? One uses power by grasping it lightly. To grasp too strongly is to be taken over by power, and thus to become its victim. ~ Frank Herbert,
861:Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. May He keep the world for His people. ~ Frank Herbert,
862:Chaos is no surprise. It has predictable characteristics. For one thing, it carries away order and strengthens the forces at the extremes. ~ Frank Herbert,
863:I live in an apocalyptic dream. My steps fit into it so precisely that I fear most of all I will grow bored reliving the thing so exactly. ~ Frank Herbert,
864:The writing of history is largely a diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ~ Frank Herbert,
865:She thought of the boy's features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns-endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus. ~ Frank Herbert,
866:She thought of the boy’s features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns—endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus. ~ Frank Herbert,
867: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
868:Things could not be forever ordered and formulated. He had to find the rhythm of change and see between the changes to the changing itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
869:If we define Futurism as an exploration beyond accepted limits, then the nature of limiting systems becomes the first object of exploration. ~ Frank Herbert,
870:In the wrong hands,” Leto said, “monolithic centralized power is a dangerous and volatile instrument.” - “And your hands are the right ones? ~ Frank Herbert,
871:There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
No hay escapatoria - nosotros pagamos por la violencia de nuestros ancestros ~ Frank Herbert,
872:Fannie Mae had aroused his anger, then reduced his anger to verbal breast-beating, and finally to silent hurt. Still, the love remained. Why? ~ Frank Herbert,
873:Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person. ~ Frank Herbert,
874:Justice? Who asks for justice? We make our own justice ... Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them. ~ Frank Herbert,
875:Our supremacy on Caladan,” the Duke said, “depended on sea and air power. Here, we must develop something I choose to call desert power. This ~ Frank Herbert,
876:The Fremen have a saying they credit to Shai-hulud, Old Father Eternity,” he said. “They say: ‘Be prepared to appreciate what you meet.’” And ~ Frank Herbert,
877:They were such seriously futile people that she found herself wanting to cry out against their ready-made justifications for pointless lives. ~ Frank Herbert,
878:For now is my grief heavier than the sands of the seas, she thought. This world has emptied me of all but the oldest purpose: tomorrow's life. ~ Frank Herbert,
879:Growth is limited by the necessity which is present in the least amount. And naturally, the least favorable condition controls the growth rate ~ Frank Herbert,
880:I have little to do with how you’ll meet tomorrow, Gurney Halleck. I can only help you meet today.” “Then I’ll accept that help and stay until ~ Frank Herbert,
881:Leaders made mistakes. And those mistakes, amplified by the numbers who followed without questioning, moved inevitably toward great disasters. ~ Frank Herbert,
882: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.” Yes, ~ Frank Herbert,
883:We know this moment of supreme power contained Failure. There can only be one answer. That completely accurate and total prediction is lethal. ~ Frank Herbert,
884:Where is Alia?' she asked.
'Out doing what any good Fremen child should be doing in such times,' Paul said. 'She’s killing enemy wounded... ~ Frank Herbert,
885:Governments do not know what they cannot do until after they cease to be governments. Each government carries the seeds of its own destruction. ~ Frank Herbert,
886:It was a BuSab axiom that all power blocs tended toward aristocratic forms, that the descendants of decision makers dominated the power niches. ~ Frank Herbert,
887:You can't build politics on love. People aren't concerned with love; it's too disordered. They prefer despotism. Too much freedom breeds chaos. ~ Frank Herbert,
888:Any conversation is a unique jazz performance. Some are more pleasing to the ears, but that is not necessarily a measurement of their importance ~ Frank Herbert,
889:A time to get and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to cast away. A time for love and a time to hate. A time of war and a time of peace. ~ Frank Herbert,
890:Dune was a world of paradox now—a world under siege, yet the center of power. To come under siege, he decided, was the inevitable fate of power. ~ Frank Herbert,
891:Muad'dib rules everywhere," he said.
"Arrakis is not my destination," she insisted.
"Arrakis is the destination of everyone," he said. ~ Frank Herbert,
892:Probablemente no haya en nuestra vida un instante más terrible que aquel en que uno descubre que su padre es un hombre... hecho de carne humana. ~ Frank Herbert,
893:The implied methods would permit construction of entirely new computers reduced in size and basic complexity by a factor of at least a thousand. ~ Frank Herbert,
894:They’ve also sent some incidental things—jewelry for the Lady Jessica, spice liquor, candy, medicinals. My men are processing the lot right now. ~ Frank Herbert,
895:You can say things which cannot be done. This is elementary. The trick is to keep attention focused on what is said and not on what can be done. ~ Frank Herbert,
896:And the question of Wester religion,” Flattery said, “is: What lies beyond death? But the question of the Zen master is: What lies beyond waking? ~ Frank Herbert,
897: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,
898:Humans live best when each has his own place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person. ~ Frank Herbert,
899:I salve my own conscience. I give him the surcease of religion before betraying him. Thus may I say to myself that he has gone where I cannot go. ~ Frank Herbert,
900:Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent mutual regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it. ~ Frank Herbert,
901:Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos. ~ Frank Herbert,
902:The body, learning a thing is good for it, interprets the flavor as pleasurable—slightly euphoric. And, like life, never to be truly synthesized. ~ Frank Herbert,
903:A bad administrator is more concerned with reports than with decisions. He wants the hard record which he can display as an excuse for his errors. ~ Frank Herbert,
904: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,
905:Justice required resort to law and that could be a fickle mistress, subject always to the whims and prejudices of those who administered the laws. ~ Frank Herbert,
906:Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent natural regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it. ~ Frank Herbert,
907:ruling class that lives as ruling classes have lived in all times while, beneath them, a semihuman mass of semislaves exists on the leavings. It’s ~ Frank Herbert,
908:The clock there had not been properly adjusted to local time, and she had to subtract twenty-one minutes to determine that it was about 2 A.M. The ~ Frank Herbert,
909:You don't write for success. That takes part of your attention away from the writing. If you're really doing it, that's all you're doing: writing. ~ Frank Herbert,
910:And his father was right: trying for some ultimate control of the universe, you only built weapons with which the universe eventually defeated you. ~ Frank Herbert,
911:Bless the Maker and His water.
Bless the coming and going of Him.
May His passage cleanse the world.
May He keep the world for His people. ~ Frank Herbert,
912: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,
913:Government and religion united, and breaking a law became sin. A smell of blasphemy arose like smoke around any questioning of governmental edicts. ~ Frank Herbert,
914:How would we flood village and city with our information? The people must learn how well I govern them. How would they know if we didn't tell them? ~ Frank Herbert,
915:Ljudi najbolje žive kad svatko ima svoje mjesto, kad svatko zna kamo spada u shemi sustava i što može postići. Uništi to mjesto i uništio si osobu. ~ Frank Herbert,
916:Good subjects must feel guilty. The guilt begins as a feeling of failure. The good autocrat provides many opportunities for failure in the populace. ~ Frank Herbert,
917:My brother comes now," Alia said. "Even an Emperor may tremble before Muad'Dib, for he has the strength of righteousness and heaven smiles upon him. ~ Frank Herbert,
918:action is illusory. Like appointing a committee to study a problem. The more people on the committee, the more preconceptions applied to the problem. ~ Frank Herbert,
919:Every civilization must contend with an unconscious force which can block, betray, or countermand almost any conscious intention of the collectivity. ~ Frank Herbert,
920:Remember your philosopher’s doubts, Miles. Beware! The mind of the believer stagnates. It fails to grow outward into an unlimited, infinite universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
921:The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ~ Frank Herbert,
922:Each of us is the enemy [...] to the other and to himself. That's what I mean: I'm the enemy within myself. Unless I master that enemy, I always lose. ~ Frank Herbert,
923:Ignoring that which is false is also a knowing. Thus—learning. To learn is to grow and to grow is to live. You may practice forgetting and thus learn. ~ Frank Herbert,
924:Sad? Nonsense! Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place.” He glanced at the charts on the table. “And Arrakis is just another place. ~ Frank Herbert,
925:What do such machines really do? They increase the number of things we can do without thinking. Things we do without thinking-there’s the real danger. ~ Frank Herbert,
926:All governments needed to remain under suspicion during their time of power including that of the Sisterhood itself. Trust no government! Not even mine! ~ Frank Herbert,
927:Ecology is a dirty seven-letter word to many people. They are like heavy sleepers refusing to be aroused. "Leave me alone! It's not time to get up yet!" ~ Frank Herbert,
928:Every civilization must contend with an unconscious force which can block, betray or countermand almost any conscious intention of the collectivity.   — ~ Frank Herbert,
929:I come only to ask a simple question. Is Muad'Dib's death to be followed by the moral suicide of all men? Is that the inevitable aftermath of a Messiah? ~ Frank Herbert,
930:Sometimes I wonder about Piter," the Baron said. "I cause pain out of necessity, but he...I swear he takes a positive delight in it."
-Baron Vladimir ~ Frank Herbert,
931:A creature who has spent his life creating one particular representation of his selfdom will die rather than become the antithesis of that representation ~ Frank Herbert,
932: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,
933:The more I find out, the more I realize that I don't know what's going on."

"How fortunate that you have discovered the way of wisdom," Leto said. ~ Frank Herbert,
934:Deceit is a tool of statecraft," Irulan agreed.
"There are limits to power, as those who put their hopes in a constitution always discover," Paul said. ~ Frank Herbert,
935:Fremenler eskilerin 'spannungsbogen' dediği bir nitelikte kusursuzlaşmıştı... yani arzuladıkları bir şeyi elde etmeye çalışmadan önce sabredebiliyorlardı. ~ Frank Herbert,
936:I see the signs!” Jessica snapped. “My question was meant to remind you that you should not try to teach me those matters in which I instructed you.” Paul ~ Frank Herbert,
937: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
938:You can't build politics on love," he said. "People aren't concerned with love; it's too disordered. They prefer despotism. Too much freedom breeds chaos. ~ Frank Herbert,
939:I should like friendship with you … and trust. I should like that respect for each other which grows in the breast without demand for the huddlings of sex. ~ Frank Herbert,
940:It supports a ruling class that lives as ruling classes have lived in all times while, beneath them, a semihuman mass of semislaves exists on the leavings… ~ Frank Herbert,
941: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,
942:Power attracts the corruptible. Absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible. This is the danger of entrenched bureaucracy to its subject population. ~ Frank Herbert,
943:For when youth and beauty have gone, she will find that the place-between, once occupied by tension, has become a wellspring of cunning and resourcefulness. ~ Frank Herbert,
944:Give as few orders as possible," his father had told him once long ago. "Once you've given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject. ~ Frank Herbert,
945: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. ~ Brian Herbert,
946: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,
947:He's taking the change well?" She asked.

Except for getting a bit overtired. He's excited, but what 15-year-old wouldn't be under these circumstances? ~ Frank Herbert,
948:I should like friendship with you ... and trust. I should like that respect for each other which grows in the breast without demand for the huddlings of sex. ~ Frank Herbert,
949:One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is. ~ Frank Herbert,
950:We bribe the Guild with a monstrous payment in spice to keep our skies clear of satellites and such that none may spy what we do to the face of Arrakis.” She ~ Frank Herbert,
951:We can say that Maud'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. ~ Frank Herbert,
952:We can say that Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. ~ Frank Herbert,
953:I began with love and prayer,” Moneo said. “I changed to anger and rebellion. I was transformed into what you see before you. I recognize my duty and I do it. ~ Frank Herbert,
954:If I always behave with propriety, no matter what it costs me to suppress my own desires, then that is the measure of me. Such is the essence of self-control. ~ Frank Herbert,
955:I’m the well-trained fruit tree, he thought. Full of well-trained feelings and abilities and all of them grafted onto me—all bearing for someone else to pick. ~ Frank Herbert,
956:Shield!” the old woman snapped. “You well know the weakness there! Shield your son too much, Jessica, and he’ll not grow strong enough to fulfill any destiny. ~ Frank Herbert,
957:A leader is one of the things that distinguishes a mob from a people. He maintains the level of individuals. Too few individuals and a people reverts to a mob. ~ Frank Herbert,
958: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,
959:it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error. Even ~ Frank Herbert,
960:Law always chooses sides on the basis of enforcement power. Morality and legal niceties have little to do with it when the real question is: Who has the clout? ~ Frank Herbert,
961: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,
962:am a collection of the obsolete, a relic of the damned, of the lost and strayed. I am the waylaid pieces of history which sank out of sight in all of our pasts. ~ Frank Herbert,
963:A voice hissed: "He sheds tears!" It was taken around the ring "Usal gives moisture to the dead!" He felt fingers touch his damp cheek, heard the awed whispers. ~ Frank Herbert,
964:Every judgment teeters on the brink of error. To claim absolute knowledge is to become monstrous. Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. ~ Frank Herbert,
965:Give as few orders as possible,’ his father had told him … once … long ago. ‘Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject. ~ Frank Herbert,
966:Memory never recaptures reality. Memory reconstructs. All reconstructions change the original, becoming external frames of reference that inevitably fall short. ~ Frank Herbert,
967:The freman are civil, educated and ignorant. They are not mad. They are trained to believe not to know. Believe can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert,
968:They had achieved a way of life which wouldn’t be tolerated by the outside. Santaroga offered too much of a threat to the oligarchs of the money-industry world. ~ Frank Herbert,
969:Em tempos, os homens entregavam o pensamento às máquinas, na esperança de que isso os libertasse. Mas só permitiu que outros homens com máquinas os escravizassem ~ Frank Herbert,
970: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
971:Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security. ~ Frank Herbert,
972:to know the future absolutely is to be trapped into that future absolutely. It collapses time. Present becomes future. I require more freedom than that.” Jessica ~ Frank Herbert,
973:You have no position from which to negotiate. Certain things will be done. You will comply willingly, your compliance will be forced, or we will act without you. ~ Frank Herbert,
974:Each project ship must maintain its coefficient of frustration,” went the private admonition. “Frustration must come from both human and mechanical sources.” They ~ Frank Herbert,
975:Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual. ~ Frank Herbert,
976: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, Dune,
977:Time can also be a place.... Everything depends on where you are standing, on where you look or what you hear. The measure of it is found in consciousness itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
978:Our civilization appears to’ve fallen so deeply into the habit of invasion that we cannot even obey a simple order of the Imperium without the old ways cropping up. ~ Frank Herbert,
979:He looked, from behind, like a fleshless stick figure in overlarge black clothing, a caricature poised for stringy movement at the direction of a puppet master. Only ~ Frank Herbert,
980:Historians exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well. ~ Frank Herbert,
981:If I'd been born in my grandfather's time, I'd have made my grandfather's mistakes. Theres no doubt of it. I just don't want to make my grandfather's mistakes today. ~ Frank Herbert,
982:Ovo je promjenjiv svemir, a mi smo najneobičnija promjena od svih. Mi treperenjem odgovaramo na mnoge utjecaje. Našim budućnostima treba stalno obnavljanje podataka. ~ Frank Herbert,
983:A voice hissed: "He sheds tears!"
It was taken around the ring "Usal gives moisture to the dead!"
He felt fingers touch his damp cheek, heard the awed whispers. ~ Frank Herbert,
984:Ecology is often confused with environmentalism, while in fact, environmentalism often leaves out the fact that people, too, can be a legitimate part of an ecosystem. ~ Frank Herbert,
985:if I'd been born in my grandfather's time, I'd have made my grandfather's mistakes. There's no doubt of it. I just don't want to make my grandfather's mistakes today. ~ Frank Herbert,
986:Irreverence is a most necessary ingredient of religion. Not to speak of its importance in philosophy. Irreverence is the only way left to us for testing our universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
987:Fino ad oggi gli uomini e le loro opere sono stati un flagello per i pianeti. La natura reagisce ai flagelli: li elimina o li assorbe per incorporarli nel suo sistema. ~ Frank Herbert,
988:Hayt felt suddenly that he existed in a dream controlled by some other mind, and that he might momentarily forget this to become lost in the convolutions of that mind. ~ Frank Herbert,
989:Law always chooses sides on the basis of enforcement power. Morality and legal niceties have little to do with it when the real question is: Who has the clout?   —Bene ~ Frank Herbert,
990:Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties…and the striving for something better, ~ Frank Herbert,
991:He’s awake and listening to us,” said the old woman. “Sly little rascal.” She chuckled. “But royalty has need of slyness. And if he’s really the Kwisatz Haderach…well…. ~ Frank Herbert,
992:The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.” Yes—I am meeting more resistance lately. I could use a quiet retreat by myself. A ~ Frank Herbert,
993:Duncan spoke quietly: 'Lucilla, if you touch me again without my permission, I will try to kill you. I will try so hard that you very likely will have to kill me. ~ Frank Herbert,
994:Religion must remain an outlet for people who say to themselves, "I am not the kind of person I want to be." It must never sink into an assemblage of the self-satisfied. ~ Frank Herbert,
995:Religion must remain an outlet for people who say to themselves, 'I am not the kind of person I want to be.' It must never sink into an assemblage of the self-satisfied. ~ Frank Herbert,
996:Religion must remain an outlet for people who say to themselves, ‘I am not the kind of person I want to be.’ It must never sink into an assemblage of the self-satisfied. ~ Frank Herbert,
997:A leader, you see, is one of the things that distinguishes a mob from a people. He maintains the level of individuals. Too few individuals, and a people reverts to a mob. ~ Frank Herbert,
998:In politics, the tripod is he most unstable of all structures. It's be bad enough without the complication of a feudal trade culture which turns its back on most science. ~ Frank Herbert,
999:Use the first moments in study. You may miss many an opportunity for quick victory this way, but the moments of study are insuance of success. Take your time and be sure. ~ Frank Herbert,
1000:Don’t be so sure you know where to draw the line,” he said. “We carry our past with us. And, mother mine, there’s a thing you don’t know and should—we are Harkonnens.” Her ~ Frank Herbert,
1001:In all Things you must appear important. No minor decisions pass through your hands unless they are quiet acts called 'Favors' done for people whose loyalty can be earned. ~ Frank Herbert,
1002: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 have always known. ~ Frank Herbert,
1003:They’d never known anything but victory which, Paul realized, could be a weakness in itself. He put that thought aside for later consideration in his own training program. ~ Frank Herbert,
1004:Use the first moments in study. You may miss many an opportunity for quick victory this way, but the moments of study are insurance of success. Take your time and be sure. ~ Frank Herbert,
1005:When you rule, you gain knowledge of power. This can lead into impetuous irresponsibility, into painful excesses and that can lead to the terrible destroyer-wild hedonism. ~ Frank Herbert,
1006:What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's not for fighting. ~ Frank Herbert,
1007:Paul heard his mother's grief and felt the emptiness within himself. I have no grief, he thought. Why? Why? He felt the inability to grieve as a terrible flaw. ~ Frank Herbert,
1008:We are questioning more than the philosophy behind our dependence upon limited and limiting systems. We question the power structures that have grown up around such systems. ~ Frank Herbert,
1009:There is a fundamental tension between science and freedom - no matter how science is viewed by its practitioners nor how freedom is sensed by those who believe they have it. ~ Frank Herbert,
1010:Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Adopt a system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change ~ Frank Herbert,
1011:Regulile stricte înalţă fortificaţii la adăpostul cărora minţile înguste crează satrapii. Stare de lucruri periculoasă când totul merge bine, dezastruoasă în momente de criză. ~ Frank Herbert,
1012:Then came the Butlerian Jihad—two generations of chaos. The god of machine-logic was overthrown among the masses and a new concept was raised: “Man may not be replaced.” Those ~ Frank Herbert,
1013:There’s another thing, Jessica thought. Paul must be cautioned about their women. One of these desert women would not do as wife to a Duke. As concubine, yes, but not as wife. ~ Frank Herbert,
1014:Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power," Tuek said. "You might find the line between life and death among the Fremen to be too sharp and quick. ~ Frank Herbert,
1015:Forgive you?” Leto’s voice was full of sweet reason. “Of course I forgive you. That is your God’s function. Your crime is forgiven. However, your stupidity requires a response. ~ Frank Herbert,
1016:If you focus your awareness only upon your own rightness, then you invite the forces of opposition to overwhelm you. This is a common error. Even I, your teacher, have made it. ~ Frank Herbert,
1017:I give you the chameleon, whose ability to blend itself into the background tells you all you need to know about the roots of ecology and the foundations of a personal identity ~ Frank Herbert,
1018:People aren’t concerned with love; it’s too disordered. They prefer despotism. Too much freedom breeds chaos. We can’t have that, can we? And how do you make despotism lovable? ~ Frank Herbert,
1019:The boat spelled enveloping safety, a return to the womb. But when the men came ashore, that was birth: exposure. The sky's a hideous thing to men who want to hide from it.’ Dr ~ Frank Herbert,
1020: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,
1021:This whole thing is explosive,” Scytale said in a calmer voice. “It’s ready to shatter. When it goes, it will send bits of itself out through the centuries. Don’t you see this? ~ Frank Herbert,
1022:what other society would have such a natural regard for her privacy and comfort that the giver would intrude only enough to deposit the gift and not inflict her with the donor? ~ Frank Herbert,
1023: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,
1024:Is your religion real when it costs you nothing and carries no risk? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it? Is your religion real when you commit atrocities in its name? ~ Frank Herbert,
1025:It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. ~ Frank Herbert,
1026:One who rules assumes irrevocable responsibility for the ruled. You are a husbandman. This demands, at times, a selfless act of love which may only be amusing to those you rule. ~ Frank Herbert,
1027:Religious institutions perpetuate a moral master-servant relationship. They create an arena which attracts prideful human power-seekers with all of their nearsighted prejudices! ~ Frank Herbert,
1028:Use the first moments in study. You may miss many an opportunity for quick victory in this way, but the moment the study are in insurance of success. Take your time and be sure. ~ Frank Herbert,
1029:Every judgment teeters on the brink of error,” Leto explained. “To claim absolute knowledge is to become monstrous. Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. ~ Frank Herbert,
1030:Humans live best when each has his place to stand, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things and what he may achieve. Destroy the place and you destroy the person. ~ Frank Herbert,
1031:It is not always the majestic concerns of Imperial ministers which dictate the course of history, nor is it necessarily the pontifications of priests which move the hands of God. ~ Frank Herbert,
1032:Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant. ~ Frank Herbert,
1033:Police always observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that the position of authority is the most prosperous criminal position available. ~ Frank Herbert,
1034:Any path which narrows future possibilities may become a lethal trap. Humans are not threading their way through a maze; they scan a vast horizon filled with unique opportunities. ~ Frank Herbert,
1035:Bir zamanlar, insanlar düşünme işini makinelere devretmiş, böylece özgürleşmeyi umut etmişlerdi; ama bu, makinelere sahip başka insanların onları köleleştirmesine yol açtı sadece. ~ Frank Herbert,
1036:Hittite law emphasized restitution rather than revenge. Humankind lost a certain useful practicality when it chose the other Semitic response—never to forgive and never to forget. ~ Frank Herbert,
1037: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,
1038:Paul sat back. He had used the questions and hyperawareness to do what his mother called “registering” the person. He had Kynes now—tone of voice, each detail of face and gesture. ~ Frank Herbert,
1039:Te lupti cu vise?
Te certi cu umbre?
Te misti ca intr-un somn adanc?
Timpul a trecut.
Viata ti s-a luat.
Te-ai amarat cu fleacuri.
Esti victima nesabuintei tale. ~ Frank Herbert,
1040:Do you wrestle with dreams? Do you contend with shadows? Do you move in a kind of sleep? Time has slipped away. Your life is stolen. You tarried with trifles, Victim of your folly. ~ Frank Herbert,
1041: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. (Brian Herbert's Introduction) ~ Frank Herbert,
1042:Never obliterate a man unthinkingly, the way an entire fief might do it through some due process of law. Always do it for an overriding purpose—and know your purpose! ~ Frank Herbert,
1043: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.” There ~ Frank Herbert,
1044:Create or arouse such unbridled forces and you built carnal fantasies of enormous complexity. You could lead whole populations around by their desires, by their fantasy projections. ~ Frank Herbert,
1045:Durmak diye düşündü. Dinlenmek... gerçekten dinlenmek. Mutluluğun durabilmek, bir anlığına da olsa durabilmek olduğunu fark etti. Durmanın mümkün olmadığı yerde mutluluk da olmazdı. ~ Frank Herbert,
1046:The assumption that humans exist within an essentially impermanent universe, taken as an operational precept, demands that the intellect become a totally aware balancing instrument. ~ Frank Herbert,
1047:Democracy is susceptible to being led astray by having scapegoats paraded in front of the electorate. Get the rich, the greedy, the criminals, the stupid leader and so on ad nauseam. ~ Frank Herbert,
1048:Seeing all the chattering faces, Paul was suddenly repelled by them. They were cheap masks locked on festering thoughts—voices gabbling to drown out the loud silence in every breast. ~ Frank Herbert,
1049:Bilo koja staza koja sužava mogućnosti u budućnosti može postati smrtonosna klopka. Ljudi ne krče sebi put kroz labirint; oni pretražuju širok horizont ispunjen jedinstvenim pojavama. ~ Frank Herbert,
1050:hold at your neck the gom jabbar,” she said. “The gom jabbar, the high-handed enemy. It’s a needle with a drop of poison on its tip. Ah-ah! Don’t pull away or you’ll feel that poison. ~ Frank Herbert,
1051:I have been a stranger in a strange land, Halleck quoted. Paul stared at him, recognizing the quotation from the O.C. Bible, wondering: Does Gurney, too, wish an end to devious plots? ~ Frank Herbert,
1052:Muad’Dib: “If a child, an untrained person, an ignorant person, or an insane person incites trouble, it is the fault of authority for not predicting and preventing that trouble.” O.C. ~ Frank Herbert,
1053:One of the faceless gods produced a thundering whisper in Dasein’s skull: “This is my commandment given unto you: A poor man cannot afford principles and a rich man doesn’t need them. ~ Frank Herbert,
1054:Piter spoke to Jessica. "I'd thought of binding you by a threat held over your son, but I begin to see that would not have worked. I let emotion cloud reason. Bad policy for a Mentat. ~ Frank Herbert,
1055:The historical system of mutual pillage and extortion stops here on Arrakis,” his father said. “You cannot go on forever stealing what you need without regard to those who come after. ~ Frank Herbert,
1056:What matters most is the search itself. This is more important than the searchers. Consciousness must dream, it must have a dreaming ground—and, dreaming, must invoke ever new dreams. ~ Frank Herbert,
1057: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
1058:Muad’Dib: “If a child, an untrained person, an ignorant person, or an insane person incites trouble, it is the fault of authority for not predicting and preventing that trouble. ” O.C. ~ Frank Herbert,
1059:Sjećanje nikada ne obnavlja stvarnost. Ono je samo preuređuje. Sva ta preuređenja mijenjaju original, postajući na taj način vanjski okviri za preporuke koje neizbježno brzo propadaju. ~ Frank Herbert,
1060:The Baron could see the path ahead of him. One day, a Harkonnen would be Emperor. Not himself, and no spawn of his loins. But a Harkonnen. Not this Rabban he’d summoned, of course. But ~ Frank Herbert,
1061:The Fremen were supreme in that quality the ancients called “spannungsbogen”—which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp that thing. ~ Frank Herbert,
1062: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? ~ Frank Herbert,
1063:What is justice? Two forces collide. Each may have the right in his own sphere. And here's where an Emperor commands orderly solutions. Those collisions he cannot prevent -- he solves. ~ Frank Herbert,
1064: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,
1065:Even in the most barren wasteland, a flower always grows. Recognize this, and learn to adapt to your surroundings.
-Dr. Bryce Haynes (planetary ecologist assigned to study Duneworld) ~ Frank Herbert,
1066:Perhaps you are the Kwisatz Haderach. Sit down, little brother, here at my feet.” “I prefer to stand.” “Your mother sat at my feet once.” “I’m not my mother.” “You hate us a little, eh? ~ Frank Herbert,
1067:Povjesničari imaju veliku moć, a neki od njih to i znaju. Oni ponovno stvaraju prošlost, mijenjajući je kako bi odgovarala njihovim vlastitim tumačenjima. Pa tako mijenjaju i budućnost. ~ Frank Herbert,
1068:There's no reassuring ceiling over you, Moneo. Only an open sky full of changes. Welcome it. Every sense you possess is an instrument for reacting to change. Does that tell you nothing? ~ Frank Herbert,
1069:We are the people of Misr,” the old woman rasped. “Since our Sunni ancestors fled from Nilotic al-Ourouba, we have known flight and death. The young go on that our people shall not die. ~ Frank Herbert,
1070:Când sunt mai slab ca voi, vă cer libertatea pentru că asta corespunde principiilor voastre; când sunt mai puternic ca voi, vă iau libertatea pentru că asta corespunde principiilor mele. ~ Frank Herbert,
1071:Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error. ~ Frank Herbert,
1072:There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin. ~ Frank Herbert,
1073:Time can also be a place, Moneo," Leto said. "Everything depends upon where you are standing, on where you look or what you hear.
The measure of it is found in consciousness itself. ~ Frank Herbert,
1074:Governments always commit their entire populations when the demands grow heavy enough. By their passive acceptance, these populations become accessories to whatever is done in their name. ~ Frank Herbert,
1075:If you put away those who report accurately, you’ll keep only those who know what you want to hear. I can think of nothing more poisonous than to rot in the stink of your own reflections. ~ Frank Herbert,
1076:The Fremen were supreme in that quality the ancients called "spannungsbogen" -- which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp that thing. ~ Frank Herbert,
1077:There is the difference between us,” he said. “You are God embodied. You walk around within the greatest miracle of this universe, yet you refuse to touch or see or feel or believe in it. ~ Frank Herbert,
1078:When you take your stand along the maker's path, you must remain utterly still. You must think like a patch of sand. Hide beneath your cloak and become a little dune in your very essence. ~ Frank Herbert,
1079:A world is supported by four things….” She held up four big-knuckled fingers. “…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. ~ Frank Herbert,
1080:He passed off the loss of a spice crawler with a gesture. The threat to men’s lives had him in a rage. A leader such as that would command fanatic loyalty. He would be difficult to defeat. ~ Frank Herbert,
1081:Thinking you knew something was a sure way to blind yourself. It was not growing up that slowly applied brakes to learning (Mentats were taught) but an accumulation of “things I know.” New ~ Frank Herbert,
1082:To the east, the night grew a faggot of luminous grey, then seashell opalescence that dimmed the stars. There came the long, bell-tolling movement of dawn striking across a broken horizon. ~ Frank Herbert,
1083: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,
1084:You seldom learn the names of the truly wealthy and powerful. You see only their spokesmen. The political arena makes a few exceptions to this but does not reveal the full power structure. ~ Frank Herbert,
1085:Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain. ~ Frank Herbert,
1086:Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain. ~ Frank Herbert,
1087:Frank Herbert warned young people not to trust government, telling them that the American founding fathers had understood this and had attempted to establish safeguards in the Constitution. ~ Frank Herbert,
1088:Gods need take no responsibility for anything except genesis. Gods accept everything and thus accept nothing. Gods must be identifiable yet remain anonymous. Gods do not need a spirit world. ~ Frank Herbert,
1089:There are proven ways to win the loyalty of tough, strong, ferocious men: play on the certain knowledge of their superiority, the mystique of secret covenant, the esprit of shared suffering. ~ Frank Herbert,
1090:Unfortunately most criticism is by poseurs. They use their comments about someone else's work as a platform on which to strike poses. What they're really saying is: "Look at me! Look at me!" ~ Frank Herbert,
1091:You must teach me someday how you do that,” he said, “the way you thrust your worries aside and turn to practical matters. It must be a Bene Gesserit thing.” “It’s a female thing,” she said. ~ Frank Herbert,
1092:He realized in this instant why he felt so terrifyingly lonely. He had no group, no place in a hive of fellow-activity, nothing to shield him from personal decisions that might overwhelm him. ~ Frank Herbert,
1093:Religious institutions perpetuate a mortal master-servant relationship,” Leto said. “They create an arena which attracts prideful human power-seekers with all of their nearsighted prejudices! ~ Frank Herbert,
1094:The thing about computers—it's like training a dog. You have to be smarter than the dog. If you make a computer smarter than you are, that has to be accident, synergy, or divine intervention. ~ Frank Herbert,
1095:When I am Weaker Thn 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,
1096:I observed you in pain, lad. Pain’s merely the axis of the test. Your mother’s told you about our ways of observing. I see the signs of her teaching in you. Our test is crisis and observation. ~ Frank Herbert,
1097:One of the most dangerous things in the universe is an ignorant people with real grievances. That is nowhere near as dangerous, however, as an informed and intelligent society with grievances. ~ Frank Herbert,
1098:This is the age of the shrug. He knows I’ve heard all the stories about him and he doesn’t care. Our civilization could well die of indifference within it before succumbing to external attack. ~ Frank Herbert,
1099: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,
1100:Does the prophet see the future or does he see a line of weakness, a fault or cleavage that he may shatter with words or decisions as a diamond-cutter shatters his gem with a blow of a knife? — ~ Frank Herbert,
1101:What I'm saying in my books boils down to this: Mine religion for what is good and avoid what is deleterious. Don't condemn people who need it. Be very careful when that need becomes fanatical. ~ Frank Herbert,
1102:All around the Lady Jessica—piled in corners of the Arrakeen great hall, mounded in the open spaces—stood the packaged freight of their lives: boxes, trunks, cartons, cases—some partly unpacked. ~ Frank Herbert,
1103:People want order, this kind or some other. They sit in the prison of their hungers and see that war has become the sport of the rich. That's a dangerous form of sophistication. It's disorderly. ~ Frank Herbert,
1104:There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man—with human flesh. —FROM “COLLECTED SAYINGS OF MUAD’DIB” BY THE PRINCESS IRULAN ~ Frank Herbert,
1105: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,
1106:Your habits always come hunting after you. The self you construct will haunt you. A ghost wandering around in search of your body, eager to possess you. We are addicted to the self we construct. ~ Frank Herbert,
1107:Chani sat back on her heels, submerging her fears in thought as she studied Paul’s face. This was a trick she had learned from watching the Reverend Mothers. Time could be made to serve the mind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1108:This is the age of the shrug. He knows I've heard all of the stories about him and he doesn't care. Our civilization could well die of indifference within it before succumbing to external attack. ~ Frank Herbert,
1109:We have two chief survivors of those ancient schools: the Bene Gesserit and the Spacing Guild. The Guild, so we think, emphasizes almost pure mathematics. Bene Gesserit performs another function. ~ Frank Herbert,
1110:He realized suddenly that it was one thing to see the past occupying the present, but the true test of prescience was to see the past in the future. Things persisted in not being what they seemed. ~ Frank Herbert,
1111:He suspected that any life form that inflicted unnecessary pain tended to find its consciousness eroding. Without consciousness to reflect back upon life, all life might lose its sense of purpose. ~ Frank Herbert,
1112:How strange that so few people ever looked up from the spice long enough to wonder at the near-ideal nitrogen-oxygen-CO2 balance being maintained here in the absence of large areas of plant cover. ~ Frank Herbert,
1113:Hubo un tiempo en que los hombres dedicaban su pensamiento a las máquinas, con la esperanza de que ellas les harían libres. Pero esto solo permitió que otros hombres con máquinas les esclavizaran. ~ Frank Herbert,
1114:Then are there no rules at all, Lord?” Moneo's voice conveyed a faint hint of hysteria.
Leto smiled to ease the man's tensions. “Perhaps one. Short–term decisions tend to fail in the long–term. ~ Frank Herbert,
1115:Avere i primi, vaghi sospetti della propria mortalità, significa conoscere l’inizio del terrore; esser coscienti, oltre ogni dubbio, che si è mortali, significa aver conosciuto la fine del terrore. ~ Frank Herbert,
1116:Flesh that had cried in ecstasy, eyes that had burned him with their desire, the voice that had charmed him because it played no tricks of subtle control—all gone, back into the water and the sand. ~ Frank Herbert,
1117:Ljudi koji u proročanstvu traže budućnost zapravo žele znati kakva će biti cijena kitovog krzna iduće godine ili nešto slično banalno. Nitko stvarno ne želi imati život predvidiv u svakom trenutku. ~ Frank Herbert,
1118:To exist is to stand out, away from the background," The Preacher said. "You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence. ~ Frank Herbert,
1119:We have a disturbed relationship with our past which religion cannot explain. We are primitive in unexplainable ways, our lives woven of the familiar and the strange, the reasonable and the insane. ~ Frank Herbert,
1120:Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum. ~ Frank Herbert,
1121: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,
1122: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. ~ Brian Herbert,
1123:You who have defeated us say to yourselves that Babylon is fallen and its works have been overturned. I say to you still that man remains on trial, each man in his own dock. Each man is a little war. ~ Frank Herbert,
1124:the mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve but a reality to experience. Omens help you remember this. And because you are here, because you have the religion, victory cannot evade you in the end. As ~ Frank Herbert,
1125:I will await below,” Stilgar said, “while Idaho makes farewell with his friends. Turok was the name of our dead friend. Remember that when it comes time to release his spirit. You are friends of Turok. ~ Frank Herbert,
1126:As a child I read all kinds of stuff, whether it was 'Asterix and Obelix' and 'Tin Tin' comic books, or 'Lord of the Rings,' or Frank Herbert's sci-fi. Or 'The Wind in the Willows.' Or 'Charlotte's Web.' ~ Mohsin Hamid,
1127:He understood terrible purposes. They drove against all odds. They were their own necessity. Paul felt that he had been infected with terrible purpose. He did not know yet what the terrible purpose was. ~ Frank Herbert,
1128:The thing the ecologically illiterate don't realize about an ecosystem is that it's a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. ~ Frank Herbert,
1129:I told my nephew of the great esteem our Emperor holds for you, Count Fenring,” the Baron said. And he thought: Mark him well, Feyd! A killer with the manners of a rabbit—this is the most dangerous kind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1130:Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it ... We should grant power over our affairs only to those who are reluctant to hold it and then only under conditions that increase that reluctance. ~ Frank Herbert,
1131:Radikali uvijek sve promatraju previše pojednostavljeno - crno i bijelo, dobro i zlo, oni i mi. Razmišljajući tako, oni otvaraju vrata kaosu. Vještina vladanja, kako ti to zoveš, jest upravljanje kaosom. ~ Frank Herbert,
1132:They were undoubtedbly sincere in subscribing to the argument that nuclear weapons were a reserve held for one purpose: defense of humankind should a threatening 'other intelligence' ever be encountered. ~ Frank Herbert,
1133:Vjerske ustanove ovjekovječuju odnos između smrtnog gospodara i smrtnog sluge", reče Leto."One stvaraju pozornicu koja privlači ponosne ljude koji žude za moći sa svim njihovim kratkovidnim predrasudama! ~ Frank Herbert,
1134:But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, "Well, now it's writing time and now I'll write. ~ Frank Herbert,
1135:Do you wrestle with dreams?
Do you contend with shadows?
Do you move in a kind of sleep?
Time has slipped away.
Your life is stolen.
You tarried with trifles,
Victim of your folly. ~ Frank Herbert,
1136:We mustn’t run short of filmbase,’ the Duke said. ‘Else, how could we flood village and city with our information? The people must learn how well I govern them. How would they know if we didn’t tell them? ~ Frank Herbert,
1137:Militant missionary religions can share this illusion of the " proud past, ' but
few understand the ultimate peril to humankind-that false sense of freedom from
responsibility for your own actions. ~ Frank Herbert,
1138:The oppressed always learned from and copied the oppressor. When the tables were turned, the stage was set for another round of revenge and violence -- roles reversed. And reversed and reversed ad nauseam. ~ Frank Herbert,
1139:Every civilization depends on the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness-they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ Frank Herbert,
1140:It was as though he rode within the wave of time, sometimes in its trough, sometimes on a crest—and all around him the other waves lifted and fell, revealing and then hiding what they bore on their surface. ~ Frank Herbert,
1141:Liberal bigots are the ones who trouble me most. I distrust the extremes. Scratch a conservative and you find someone who prefers the past over any future. Scratch a liberal and find a closet aristocrat. It ~ Frank Herbert,
1142:Every civilization depends on the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness-- they cannot work and their civilization collapses ~ Frank Herbert,
1143:Paul stepped past her, lifting his binoculars. He adjusted their internal pressure with a quick twist, focused the oil lenses on the other cliff, lifting golden tan in morning light across open sand. Jessica ~ Frank Herbert,
1144:The one-eyed view of our universe says you must not look far afield for problems. Such problems may never arrive. Instead, tend to the wolf within your fences. The packs ranging outside may not even exist. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1145:To exist is to stand out, away from the background,” The Preacher said. “You aren’t thinking or really existing unless you’re willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.” Stepping ~ Frank Herbert,
1146:Sympathy for the enemy -- a weakness of police and armies alike. Most perilous are the unconscious sympathies directing you to preserve your enemy intact because the enemy is your justification for existence. ~ Frank Herbert,
1147:the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange…The spice extends life… expands consciousness… gives them the ability to fold space…that is, travel to any part of the universe without moving. ~ Frank Herbert,
1148:The people who demand that the oracle predict for them really want to know next year’s price on whalefur or something equally mundane. None of them wants an instant-by-instant prediction of his personal life. ~ Frank Herbert,
1149:Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.

-Words of Muad'dib by Princess Irulan. ~ Frank Herbert,
1150:Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's complete because it's ended here.'

- from "Collected Sayings of Maud'Dib'' by the Princess Irulan ~ Frank Herbert,
1151:The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.' And always, he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning, 'That path leads ever down into stagnation. ~ Frank Herbert,
1152:All of history is a malleable instrument in my hands. Ohhh, I have accumulated all of these pasts and I possess every fact—yet the facts are mine to use as I will and, even using them truthfully, I change them. ~ Frank Herbert,
1153:It is far better to win a battle through skilled leadership and wise decisions than violence and bloodshed. It may not seem as glorious to the uninitiated, but in the end it results in fewer wounds--of any kind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1154:They displayed a sophistication in warfare as good as anything he had ever encountered, and he had been trained by the best fighters in the universe then seasoned in battles where only the superior few survived. ~ Frank Herbert,
1155:Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum. —Darwi Odrade ~ Frank Herbert,
1156:Black is a blind remembering, she thought. You listen for pack sounds, for the cries of those who hunted your ancestors in a past so ancient only your most primitive cells remember. The ears see. The nostrils see. ~ Frank Herbert,
1157:Of course, the prophecy left certain latitude as to whether the Mother Goddess would bring the Messiah with her or produce Him on the scene. Still, there was this odd correspondence between prediction and persons. ~ Frank Herbert,
1158:Paul sat silently in the darkness, a single stark thought dominating his awareness: My mother is my enemy. She does not know it, but she is. She is bringing the jihad. She bore me; she trained me. She is my enemy. ~ Frank Herbert,
1159:Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ability to learn. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary. ~ Frank Herbert,
1160:A world is supported by four things: the learning of wise, the justice of great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. ~ Frank Herbert,
1161:Each of us comes into being knowing who he is and what he is supposed to do.' ... 'Small children know,' Leto said. 'It's only after adults have confused them that children hide this knowledge even from themselves. ~ Frank Herbert,
1162:Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero... Heroes are painful, superheroes are a catastrophe. The mistakes of superheroes involve too many of us in disaster. ~ Frank Herbert,
1163:I know a profound pattern humans deny with words even while their actions affirm it. They say they seek security and quiet, conditions they call peace. Even as they speak, they create seeds of turmoil and violence. ~ Frank Herbert,
1164:Neki ljudi nikad ništa ne zapaze. Život im se tek događa. Provedu ga u nečemu što je tek malo više od neke vrste tupog trajanja, te srdito i ozlojeđeno odbijaju sve što bi ih moglo izvesti iz tog lažnog spokojstva. ~ Frank Herbert,
1165:Police are inevitably corrupted. ... Police always observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that the position of authority is the most prosperous criminal position available. ~ Frank Herbert,
1166:There's an unwritten compact between you and the reader. If someone enters a bookstore and sets down hard earned money (energy) for your book, you owe that person some entertainment and as much more as you can give. ~ Frank Herbert,
1167:This is the fallacy of power: ultimately, it is effective only in an absolute, a limited universe. But the basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power. ~ Frank Herbert,
1168:Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties…and the striving for something better, plus the fear that nothing would come of it all. ~ Frank Herbert,
1169:Ove Malkyjeve riječi, kao i mnoge druge stvari koje mi je izravno pisao, navode na zaključak da je gospodar Leto uvijek u potrazi za novinom i izvornošću, ali je i oprezan zbog razorne moći skrivene u takvim stvarima. ~ Frank Herbert,
1170:The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realize about an ecosystem,’ Kynes said, ‘is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. ~ Frank Herbert,
1171:Surely not a palm lock, she told herself. A palm lock must be keyed to one individual’s hand shape and palm lines. But it looked like a palm lock. And there were ways to open any palm lock—as she had learned at school. ~ Frank Herbert,
1172:When he wanted, he could radiate charm and sincerity, but I often wonder in these later days if anything about him was as it seemed. I think now he was a man fighting constantly to escape the bars of an invisible cage. ~ Frank Herbert,
1173: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? What is there around us that we cannot— ~ Frank Herbert,
1174:Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties....and the striving for something better, plus the fear that nothing would come of it all. ~ Frank Herbert,
1175:My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 'Something cannot emerge from nothing,' he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable 'the truth' can be. ~ Frank Herbert,
1176:you've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap. there's an animal kind of trick. a human would remain in the trap endure the pain feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1177:I point out to you, Marcus Claire Luyseyal, a lesson from past over-machined societies which you appear not to have learned. The devices themselves condition the
users to employ each other the way they employ machines. ~ Frank Herbert,
1178:This is the perspective which you create with your own belief, and beliefs can be manipulated by imagination. You’ve learned only a limited way of looking at the universe. Now you must make the universe your own creation. ~ Frank Herbert,
1179:Most discipline is hidden discipline, designed not to liberate but to limit. Do not ask Why? Be cautious with How? Why? leads inexorably to paradox. How? traps you in a universe of cause and effect. Both deny the infinite. ~ Frank Herbert,
1180: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.” “ ‘Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man’s mind, ~ Frank Herbert,
1181:You've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There's an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1182:A world is supported by four things: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing, without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. ~ Frank Herbert,
1183:Education is no substitute for intelligence. That elusive quality is defined only in part by puzzle-solving ability. It is in the creation of new puzzles reflecting what your senses report that you round out the definition. ~ Frank Herbert,
1184:The person who takes the banal and ordinary and illuminates it in a new way can terrify. We do not want our ideas changed. We feel threatened by such demands. “I already know the important things!”we say. Then Changer comes ~ Frank Herbert,
1185:To be a god can ultimately become boring and degrading. There'd be reason enough for the invention of free will! A god might wish to escape into sleep and be alive only in the unconscious projections of his dream-creatures. ~ Frank Herbert,
1186:Education is no substitute for intelligence. That elusive quality is defined only in part by puzzle-solving ability. It is in the creation of new puzzles reflecting what your senses report that you round out the definitions. ~ Frank Herbert,
1187:My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. ‘Something cannot emerge from nothing,’ he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable ‘the truth’ can be. ~ Frank Herbert,
1188:It’s an old, old trick of autocratic rule,” Idaho said. “Alia knows it well. Good subjects must feel guilty. The guilt begins as a feeling of failure. The good autocrat provides many opportunities for failure in the populace. ~ Frank Herbert,
1189:It was another of the essential ingredients that she felt her son needed: people with a goal. Such people would be easy to imbue with fervor and fanaticism. They could be wielded like a sword to win back Paul’s place for him. ~ Frank Herbert,
1190:To attempt an understanding of Muad’Dib without understanding his mortal enemies, the Harkonnens, is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be. ~ Frank Herbert,
1191:I am a collection of the obsolete, a relic of the damned, of the lost and strayed. I am the waylaid pieces of history which sank out of sight in all of our pasts. Such an accumulation of riffraff has never before been imagined. ~ Frank Herbert,
1192:Move slowly and the day of your revenge will come," Tuek said. "Speed is a device of Shaitan. Cool your sorrow–we’ve the diversions for it; three things there are that ease the heart–water, green grass, and the beauty of woman. ~ Frank Herbert,
1193:There’s a Bene Gesserit saying,” she said. “You have sayings for everything!” he protested. “You’ll like this one,” she said. “It goes: ‘Do not count a human dead until you’ve seen his body. And even then you can make a mistake. ~ Frank Herbert,
1194:A single obscure decision of prophecy, perhaps the choice of one word over another, could change the entire aspect of the future. He tells us "The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door. ~ Frank Herbert,
1195:The assumption that a whole system can be made to work better through an assault on its conscious elements betrays a dangerous ignorance. This has often been the approach of those who call themselves scientists and technologists. ~ Frank Herbert,
1196:It is not the present which influences the future, thou fool, but the future which forms the present. You have it all backward. Since the future is set, an unfolding of events which will assure that future is fixed and inevitable. ~ Frank Herbert,
1197:It is not the present which unfluences the future, thou fool, but the future which forms the present. You have it all backward. Since the future is set, an unfolding of events which will assure that future is fixed and inevitable. ~ Frank Herbert,
1198:For what do you hunger, Lord?” Moneo ventured.
“For a humankind which can make truly long-term decisions. Do you know the key to that ability, Moneo?”
“You have said it many times, Lord. It is the ability to change your mind. ~ Frank Herbert,
1199:She is the virgin-harlot,” Bijaz said. “She is vulgar, witty, knowledgeable to a depth that terrifies, cruel when she is most kind, unthinking while she thinks, and when she seeks to build she is as destructive as a coriolis storm. ~ Frank Herbert,
1200:Some never participate. Life happens to them. They get by on little more than dumb persistence and resist with anger or violence all things that might lift them out of resentment-filled illusions of security.
-Alma Mavis Taraza ~ Frank Herbert,
1201:Jessica stopped beside him, said: 'What delicious abandon in the sleep of a child.' He spoke mechanically: 'If only adults could relax like that.' 'Yes.' 'Where do we lose it?' he murmured. 'We do, indeed, lose something,' she said. ~ Frank Herbert,
1202:Paradox is a pointer telling you to look beyond it. If paradoxes bother you, that betrays your deep desire for absolutes. The relativist treats a paradox merely as interesting, perhaps amusing or even, dreadful thought, educational. ~ Frank Herbert,
1203:If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be. ~ Kevin J Anderson,
1204:Peace demands solutions, but we never reach living solutions; we only work toward them. A fixed solution is, by definition, a dead solution. The trouble with peace is that it tends to punish mistakes instead of rewarding brilliance. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1205:The agnostic ruling class for whom religion was a kind of puppet show to amuse the polpulace and keep it docile, and who believed essentially that all phenomena – even religious phenomena – could be reduced to mechanical explanations. ~ Frank Herbert,
1206:Unii nu participă niciodată la nimic. Viața li se întâmplă pur și simplu. Se mențin printr-o stăruință mai mult sau mai puțin tâmpă și rezistă cu furie sau violență la orice i-ar putea smulge din înverșunatele lor iluzii de securitate ~ Frank Herbert,
1207:We do not teach history; we recreate the experience. We follow the chain of consequences - the tracks of the beast in its forest. Look behind our words and you see the broad sweep of social behavior that no historian has ever touched. ~ Frank Herbert,
1208:It is said of Muad’Dib that once when he saw a weed trying to grow between two rocks, he moved one of the rocks. Later, when the weed was seen to be flourishing, he covered it with the remaining rock. “That was its fate,” he explained. ~ Frank Herbert,
1209:Jessica stopped beside him: ‘What delicious abandon in the sleep of a child.’
He spoke mechanically: ‘If only adults could relax like that.’
‘Yes.’
‘When do we lose it?’ He murmured…
‘We do indeed lose something,’ she said. ~ Frank Herbert,
1210:The Fremen were supreme in that quality the ancients called “spannungsbogen”—which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp that thing. —FROM “THE WISDOM OF MUAD’DIB” BY THE PRINCESS IRULAN ~ Frank Herbert,
1211:How would you like to live billions upon billions of lives?” Paul asked. “There’s a fabric of legends for you! Think of all those experiences, the wisdom they’d bring. But wisdom tempers love, doesn’t it? And it puts a new shape on hate. How ~ Frank Herbert,
1212:Paul looked down at the hand that had known pain, and then up to the Reverend Mother. The sound of her voice contained a difference than from any other voicing his experience. The words were outlined in brilliance. There was an edge to them. ~ Frank Herbert,
1213:The voice of a rebeck echoed from somewhere behind him. The music echoed and echoed until it entered his head, still echoing. It suffused his body and he felt himself to be large, very large, not a child at all. And his skin was not his own. ~ Frank Herbert,
1214:I am like a person whose hands were kept numb, without sensation from the first moment of awareness - until one day the ability to feel is forced into them. And I say "Look! I have no hands!" But the people all around me say: "What are hands? ~ Frank Herbert,
1215:If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic. —T. Robbins ~ Frank Herbert,
1216:I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid. I don't find it strange that all you want to believe is only that which comforts you. How else do humans invent the traps which betray us into mediocrity? How else do we define cowardice? ~ Frank Herbert,
1217:No tengo miedo. El miedo mata a la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total. Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado, giraré mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino. ~ Frank Herbert,
1218:He thought: Jessica, mother of Muad’Dib and grandmother of these royal twins, returns to our planet today. Why does she end her self-imposed exile at this time? Why does she leave the softness and security of Caladan for the dangers of Arrakis? ~ Frank Herbert,
1219:If some crazy bastard tossed you into a lake when you couldn't swim, and you learned to swim like that”—Bickel snapped his fingers—“and you found then you could just keep on going, wouldn't you swim like hell to get away from the crazy bastard? ~ Frank Herbert,
1220: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
1221:The target of the Jihad was a machine-attitude as much as the machines," Leto said. "Humans had set those machines to usurp our sense of beauty, our necessary selfdom out of which we make living judgments. Naturally, the machines were destroyed. ~ Frank Herbert,
1222:And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. ~ Frank Herbert,
1223:How do you call among you the little mouse, the mouse that jumps?” Paul asked, remembering the pop-hop of motion at Tuono Basin. He illustrated with one hand. A chuckle sounded through the troop. “We call that one muad’dib,” Stilgar said. Jessica ~ Frank Herbert,
1224:All men seek to be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God's universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness. ~ Frank Herbert,
1225:I didn't want to be different.
I wanted to be able to laugh
But I'm sister to an Emperor who's worshiped as a god. People fear me. I never wanted to be feared.
I don't want to be part of history, I just want to be loved . . . and to love. ~ Frank Herbert,
1226:It leads to self-fulfilling prophecy and justifications for all manner of obscenities,” Leto said. “This … rhetorical despotism, Lord?” “Yes! It shields evil behind walls of self-righteousness which are proof against all arguments against the evil. ~ Frank Herbert,
1227:Think on it, Chani: the princess will have the name, yet she'll live as less than a concubine - never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she's bound. While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine - history will call us wives. ~ Frank Herbert,
1228:Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part on the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. ~ Frank Herbert,
1229:House Corrino would not risk such a holocaust. They were undoubtedly sincere in subscribing to the argument that nuclear weapons were a reserve held for one purpose: defense of humankind should a threatening “other intelligence” ever be encountered. ~ Frank Herbert,
1230:Tell me of thine eyes
And I will tell thee of thy heart.
Tell me of thy feet
And I will tell thee of thy hands.
Tell me of thy sleeping
And I will tell thee of thy waking.
Tell me of thy desires
And I will tell thee of thy need. ~ Frank Herbert,
1231:Belief fixes a granular universe and causes that universe to persist. Nothing can be allowed to change because that way your non-moving universe vanishes. But it moves of itself when you do not. It evolves beyond you and is no longer accessible to you. ~ Frank Herbert,
1232:Beware of the truth, gentle Sister. Although much sought after, truth can be dangerous to the seeker. Myths and reassuring lies are much easier to find and believe. If you find a truth, even a temporary one, it can demand that you make painful changes. ~ Frank Herbert,
1233:Humans have a tendency to complain whenever the old must give way to the new. But change is the natural way of the universe, and we must learn to embrace it rather than fear it. The very process of transformation and adaptation strengthens the species. ~ Frank Herbert,
1234:Humans live best when each has his own place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person. You and I, Thufir, of all those who love the Duke, are most ideally situated to destroy the other’s place. ~ Frank Herbert,
1235:What is this solution?’ asked Sparrow. ‘The breakdowns are a rejection of birth by men who have unconsciously retreated into the world of prebirth. What child would seek birth if he knew that pain and fear – a constant menace – awaited him on the other ~ Frank Herbert,
1236:It is said of Muad’Dib that once when he saw a weed trying to grow between two rocks, he moved one of the rocks. Later, when the weed was seen to be flourishing, he covered it with the remaining rock. “That was its fate,” he explained. —THE COMMENTARIES ~ Frank Herbert,
1237:learned rapidly because his first training was in how to leam. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. ~ Frank Herbert,
1238:A person cries out in life because it's lonely and because life's been broken off from whatever created it. But no matter how much you hate life, you love it too. It's like a caldron boiling with everything you have to have, but very painful to the lips. ~ Frank Herbert,
1239:Control the coinage and the courts – let the rabble have the rest.” Thus the Padishah Emperor advised you. And he tells you: “If you want profits, you must rule.” There is truth in these words, but I ask myself: “Who are the rabble and who are the ruled? ~ Frank Herbert,
1240:Mood?” Halleck’s voice betrayed his outrage even through the shield’s filtering. “What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting. ~ Frank Herbert,
1241:You have to appreciate life before you want to preserve it," she said.

"And it's the survivors who maintain the most light and poignant hold upon the beauties of living. Women know this more often than men because birth is the reflection of death. ~ Frank Herbert,
1242:He could close his eyes and recall the shouts of the crowds. So that is what they hope, he thought. And he remembered what the old Reverend Mother had said: Kwisatz Haderach. The memories touched his feelings of terrible purpose, shading this strange world ~ Frank Herbert,
1243:My Uncle Malky always said the Lord Leto never responded to prayer. He said the Lord Leto looked on prayer as attempted coercion, a form of violence against the chosen god, telling the immortal what to do: Give me a miracle, God, or I won't believe in you! ~ Frank Herbert,
1244: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
1245:Every religious, business and governmental question has the single derivative: 'Who will exercise the power?' Alliances, combines, complexes, they all chase mirages unless they go for the power. All else is nonsense, as most thinking beings come to realize. ~ Frank Herbert,
1246:He learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. ~ Frank Herbert,
1247:If we deny the need for thought, Moneo, as some do, we lose the powers of reflection; we cannot define what our senses report. If we deny the flesh, we unwheel the vehicle which bears us. But if we deny emotion, we lose all touch with our internal universe. ~ Frank Herbert,
1248:Full moon calls thee--
Shai-hulud shall thou see;
Red the night, dusky sky,
Bloody death didst thou die.
We pray to a moon: she is round--
Luck with us will then abound,
What we seek for shall be found
In the land of solid ground. ~ Frank Herbert,
1249: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
1250:Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys appearing inept? ~ Frank Herbert,
1251:I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Some people never observe anything, Life just happens to them. They get by on little more than a kind of dumb persistence, and they resist with anger and resentment anything that might lift them out of that false serenity. ~ Frank Herbert,
1252:Culture! They dispense culture the better to rule. Beauty! They promote the beauty which enslaves. They create a literate ignorance—easiest thing of all. They leave nothing to chance. Chains! Everything they do forges chains, enslaves. But slaves always revolt. ~ Frank Herbert,
1253:The pitfall of Bene Gesserit training, she reminded herself, lay in the powers granted: such powers predisposed one to vanity and pride. But power deluded those who used it. One tended to believe power could overcome any barrier … including one’s own ignorance. ~ Frank Herbert,
1254:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition which they are quickly addicted. ~ Frank Herbert,
1255:I’ll pay for my own mistake.” “And your son will pay with you.” “I’ll shield him as well as I’m able.” “Shield!” the old woman snapped. “You well know the weakness there! Shield your son too much, Jessica, and he’ll not grow strong enough to fulfill any destiny. ~ Frank Herbert,
1256:Is that the name you wish, Muad’Dib?” Stilgar asked. “I am an Atreides,” Paul whispered, and then louder: “It’s not right that I give up entirely the name my father gave me. Could I be known among you as Paul-Muad’Dib?” “You are Paul-Muad’Dib,” Stilgar said. And ~ Frank Herbert,
1257:There are many kinds of ignorance, Streggi. The basest is to follow your own desires without examining them. Sometimes, we do it unconsciously. Hone your sensitivity. Be aware of what you do unconsciously. Always ask: 'When I did that, what was I trying to gain? ~ Frank Herbert,
1258:I think you are a little afraid because you suspect what I suspect - that there was no natural disaster. They did it themselves, to themselves."
"If this is their own sad handiwork, ... what are our chances of finding friends among people so much to be feared? ~ Frank Herbert,
1259:it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, those things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that’s really chewing on us. ~ Frank Herbert,
1260:But you invite ...”

“I invite a bit of military nonsense.”

“That’s what I ...”

“Duncan, I am a teacher. Remember that. By repetition, I impress the lesson.”

“What lesson?”

“The ultimately suicidal nature of military foolishness. ~ Frank Herbert,
1261:Does a population have informed consent when a ruling minority acts in secret to ignite a war, doing this to justify the existence of the minority's forces? ... Failure to provide full information for informed consent on such an issue represents an ultimate crime. ~ Frank Herbert,
1262:For a moment, the sensation of coolness and the moisture were blessed relief. Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error. ~ Frank Herbert,
1263:Military foolishness is ultimately suicidal. They believe that by risking death they pay the price of any violent behavior against enemies of their own choosing. They have the invader mentality, that false sense of freedom from responsibility for your own actions. ~ Frank Herbert,
1264:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ Frank Herbert,
1265:Gurney’s a romantic,” the Duke growled. This talk of killing suddenly disturbed him, coming from his son. “I’d sooner you never had to kill…but if the need arises, you do it however you can—tip or edge.” He looked up at the skylight, on which the rain was drumming. ~ Frank Herbert,
1266:If wishes were fishes we’d all cast nets,” he murmured. It was his mother’s expression and he always used it when he felt the blackness of tomorrow on him. Then he thought what an odd expression that was to be taking to a planet that had never known seas or fishes. ~ Frank Herbert,
1267:One of the most terrible moments in a boy’s life,” Paul said, “is when he discovers his father and mother are human beings who share a love that he can never quite taste. It’s a loss, an awakening to the fact that the world is there and here and we are in it alone. ~ Frank Herbert,
1268:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corrupt-able. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ Frank Herbert,
1269:Law of the Minimum: "The worst potential competition for any organism can come from its own kind. The species consumes necessities. Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. The least favourable condition controls the rate of growth." ~ Frank Herbert,
1270:There was a man so wise,
He jumped into
A sandy place
And burnt out both his eyes!
And when he knew his eyes were gone,
He offered no complaint.
He summoned up a vision
And made himself a saint.
-Children's Verse
from History of Muad'dib ~ Frank Herbert,
1271:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corrupt-able. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ~ Frank Herbert,
1272:Hayatın sırrının çözülecek bir problem değil, tecrübe edilecek bir gerçeklik olduğunu söyledi. Ben de Mentatlığın İlk Yasası'nı söyledim: 'Bir süreç onu durdurarak anlaşılamaz. İdrak sürecin akışıyla birlikte gerçekleşmeli, ona katılmalı ve onunla birlikte akmalıdır. ~ Frank Herbert,
1273:Life - all life - is in the service of life. Necessary nutrients are made available to life by life in greater and greater richness as the diversity of life increases. The entire landscape comes alive, filled with relationships and relationships within relationships. ~ Frank Herbert,
1274:A sing-song of shouts filled the air as the merchants tried to attract buyers. Their voices had that end of the workday lift - a false brilliance composed of the hope that old dreams would be fulfilled, yet coloured by the knowledge that life would not change for them. ~ Frank Herbert,
1275:Yes! See him there, this man who believes he cannot be bought. See him detained there by a million shares of himself sold in dribbles every second of his life! If you took him up now and shook him, he’d rattle inside. Emptied! Sold out! What difference how he dies now? ~ Frank Herbert,
1276:Pride overcame Paul's fear. "You dare suggest a duke's son is an animal?" he demanded.

"Let us say I suggest you may be human," she said. "Steady! I warn you not to try jerking away. I am old, but my hand can drive this needle into your neck before you escape me. ~ Frank Herbert,
1277:The historical system of mutual pillage and extortion stops here on Arrakis,” his father said. “You cannot go on forever stealing what you need without regard to those who come after. The physical qualities of a planet are written into its economic and political record. ~ Frank Herbert,
1278:Jessica, hearing the voices, felt the depth of the experience, realized what terrible inhibitions there must be against shedding tears. She focused on the words: “He gives moisture to the dead.” It was a gift to the shadow world—tears. They would be sacred beyond a doubt. ~ Frank Herbert,
1279:All rebellions are ordinary and an ultimate bore. They are copied out of the same pattern, one much like another. The driving force is adrenalin addiction and the desire to gain personal power. All rebels are closet aristocrats. That’s why I can convert them so easily. Why ~ Frank Herbert,
1280:I remember friends from wars all but we forgot.
All of them distilled into each wound we caught.
Those wounds are all painful places where we fought.
Battles never left behind, ones we never sought.
What is it that we spent and what was it we bought? ~ Frank Herbert,
1281:Clinging to any form of conservatism can be dangerous. Become too conservative and you are unprepared for surprises. You cannot depend on luck. Logic is blind and often knows only its own past. Logic is good for playing chess but is often too slow for the needs of survival. ~ Frank Herbert,
1282:First, as to Time: there is no difference between ten thousand years and one year; no difference between one hundred thousand years and a heartbeat. No difference. That is the first fact about Time. And the second fact: the entire universe with all of its Time is within me. ~ Frank Herbert,
1283: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. —WORDS OF AN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHER (ATTRIBUTED BY HARQ AL-ADA TO ONE LOUIS VEUILLOT) ~ Frank Herbert,
1284:Abandon certainty! That's life's deepest command. That's what life's all about. We're a probe into the unknown, into the uncertain. Why can't you hear Muad'Dib? If certainty is knowing absolutely an absolute future, then that's only death disguised! Such a future becomes now! ~ Frank Herbert,
1285:Making workable choices occurs in a crucible of informative mistakes. Thus Intelligence accepts fallibility. And when absolute (infallible) choices are not known, Intelligence takes chances with limited data in an arena where mistakes are not only possible but also necessary. ~ Frank Herbert,
1286:Most lives are a flight from selfhood. Most prefer the truths of the stable. You stick your head into the stanchions and munch contentedly until you die. Others use you for their purposes. Not once do you look outside the stable to lift your head and be your own creature. ~ Frank Herbert,
1287:Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (5 mentions) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (4) Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (4) Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (4) The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (4) The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (4) Dune by Frank Herbert (3) Influence by Robert Cialdini (3) ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1288:Technology breeds anarchy. It distributes these tools at random. And with them goes the provocation for violence. The ability to make and use savage destroyers falls inevitably into the hands of smaller and smaller groups until at last the group is a single individual.” Moneo ~ Frank Herbert,
1289:The one-eyed view of our universe says The one-eyed view of our universe says you must not look far afield for problems. Such problems may never arrive. Instead, tend to the wolf within your fences. The packs ranging outside may not even exist.
— The Azhar Book; Shamra I:4 ~ Frank Herbert,
1290:To attempt an understanding of Muad’Dib without understanding his mortal enemies, the Harkonnens, is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be. —FROM “MANUAL OF MUAD’DIB” BY THE PRINCESS IRULAN ~ Frank Herbert,
1291:I will tell you this only once. Homosexuals have been among the best warriors in our history, the berserkers of last resort. They were among our best priests and priestesses. Celibacy was no accident in religions. It is also no accident that adolescents make the best soldiers. ~ Frank Herbert,
1292:Paul took a place in the line behind Chani. He had put down the black feeling at being caught by the girl. In his mind now was the memory called up by his mother’s barked reminder: “My son’s been tested with the gom jabbar!” He found that his hand tingled with remembered pain. ~ Frank Herbert,
1293:Nie wolno się bać.
Strach zabija duszę.
Strach to mała śmierć, a wielkie unicestwienie.
Stawię mu czoło.
Niechaj przejdzie po mnie i przeze mnie.
A kiedy przejdzie, obrócę oko swej jaźni na jego drogę.
Którędy przeszedł strach, tam nie ma nic. Jestem tylko ja. ~ Frank Herbert,
1294:Quando io sono più debole di te, ti chiedo la libertà perché ciò è in accordo con i tuoi princìpi. Quando sono più forte di te, io ti tolgo la libertà perché ciò è in accordo con i miei princìpi. Parole di un antico filosofo (attribuite da Harq al-Ada a un certo Louis Veuillot) ~ Frank Herbert,
1295: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. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
1296:Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he or she is in. That person must reflect what is projected upon him or her. ~ Frank Herbert,
1297:I succumbed to the lure of the oracle, he thought.
And he sensed that succumbing to this lure might be to fix himself upon a single-track life. Could it be, he wondered, that the oracle didn't tell the future? Could it be that the oracle made the future? ~ Frank Herbert,
1298:Ah! Indeed but! But he consumes too much spice, eats it like candy. Look at his eyes! He might have come directly from the Arrakeen labor pool. Efficient, Piter, but he's still emotional and prone to passionate outbursts. Efficient, Piter, but he still can err.
-Baron Vladimir ~ Frank Herbert,
1299:If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced. ~ Frank Herbert,
1300:But oh, the perils of leadership in a species so anxious to be told what to do. How little they knew of what they created by their demands. Leaders made mistakes. And those mistakes, amplified by the numbers who followed without questioning, moved inevitably toward great disasters. ~ Frank Herbert,
1301:Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. ~ Frank Herbert,
1302:Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. ~ Frank Herbert,
1303:He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man. There is no measuring Muad’Dib’s motives by ordinary standards. In the moment of his triumph, he saw the death prepared for him, yet he accepted the treachery. ~ Frank Herbert,
1304:The Duke said: “Paul, I’m doing a hateful thing, but I must.” He stood beside the portable poison snooper that had been brought into the conference room for their breakfast. The thing’s sensor arms hung limply over the table, reminding Paul of some weird insect newly dead. The Duke’s ~ Frank Herbert,
1305:we can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad ~ Frank Herbert,
1306:Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1307:My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. "Something cannot emerge from nothing," he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable the "truth" can be.
- from Conversations with Muad'Dib by the Princess Irulan ~ Frank Herbert,
1308:My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. “Something cannot emerge from nothing,” he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable “the truth” can be. —FROM “CONVERSATIONS WITH MUAD’DIB”
BY THE PRINCESS IRULAN ~ Frank Herbert,
1309:Piter: Ah-ah, Baron! Is it not regrettable you were unable to devise this delicious scheme by yourself?
Baron: Someday I will have you strangled, Piter.
Piter: Of a certainty, Baron. Enfin! But a kind act is never lost, eh?
Baron: Have you been chewing verite or semuta, Piter? ~ Frank Herbert,
1310:My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. “Something cannot emerge from nothing,” he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable “the truth” can be. —FROM “CONVERSATIONS WITH MUAD’DIB”
BY THE PRINCESS IRULAN ~ Frank Herbert,
1311:The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create. ~ Frank Herbert,
1312:The Zensunni approach to birth," he said, urging her even faster, "is to wait without purpose in the state of highest tension. Do not compete with what is happening. To compete is to prepare for failure. Do not be trapped by the need to achieve anything. This way, you achieve everything. ~ Frank Herbert,
1313:Sợ hãi giết chết tâm trí. Sợ hãi là cái chết nhỏ mang đến sự phá hủy hoàn toàn. Ta sẽ đối mặt với nỗi sợ. Ta sẽ để nó đi khắp người ta và xuyên qua ta. Rồi khi nó đã đi qua, ta sẽ xoay con mắt bên trong để nhìn đường đi của nó. Ở những nơi nỗi sợ đi qua chẳng còn gì cả. Chỉ còn lại chính ta. ~ Frank Herbert,
1314:Ah, Hah! But you see, Baron, I know as a Mentat when you will send the executioner. You will hold back just so long as I am useful. To move sooner would be wasteful and I'm yet of much use. I know what it is you learned from that lovely Dune planet - waste not? True, Baron?
-Piter De Vries ~ Frank Herbert,
1315:The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training. ~ Frank Herbert,
1316:Humans are born with a susceptibility to that most persistent and debilitating disease of intellect: self-deception. The best of all possible worlds and the worst get their dramatic coloration from it. As nearly as we can determine, there is no natural immunity. Constant alertness is required. ~ Frank Herbert,
1317:For the others, we can say that Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. ~ Frank Herbert,
1318:Religion began as a female monopoly, wrested from them only after its social power became too dominant. Women were the first medical researchers and practitioners. There has never been any clear balance between the sexes because power goes with certain roles as it certainly goes with knowledge. ~ Frank Herbert,
1319:Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive. ~ Frank Herbert,
1320:But that’s the function I expect of you, cousin. It’s why I chose you. I’ll make it official. I will give you a new name. From this moment, you’ll be called Breaking of the Habit, which in our tongue is Harq al-Ada. Come, cousin, don’t be obtuse. My mother taught you well. Give me your Sardaukar. ~ Frank Herbert,
1321:If we deny the need for thought, Moneo, as some do, we lose the powers of reflection; we cannot define what our senses report. If we deny the flesh, we unwheel the vehicle which bears us. But if we deny emotion, we lose all touch with our internal universe. It was emotions which I missed the most. ~ Frank Herbert,
1322: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
1323:There will be sadness," Alia intoned. "I remind you that all things are but beginning, forever beginning. Worlds wait to be conquered. Some within the sound of my voice will attain exalted destinies. You will sneer at the past, forgetting what I tell you now: within all differences there is unity. ~ Frank Herbert,
1324:Come, come," the Baron said. "We don't have much time and pain is quick. Please don't bring it to this, my dear Duke." The Baron looked up at Piter who stood at Leto's shoulder. "Piter doesn't have all his tools here, but I'm sure he could improvise."
"Improvisation is sometimes the best, Baron. ~ Frank Herbert,
1325:Science fiction, because it ventures into no man's lands, tends to meet some of the requirements posed by Jung in his explorations of archetypes, myth structures and self-understanding. It may be that the primary attraction of science fiction is that it helps us understand what it means to be human. ~ Frank Herbert,
1326:When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's to late. ~ Frank Herbert,
1327:Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ability to learn. The judgmental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary. ~ Frank Herbert,
1328:Şunu hafızana kazı evlat: Dünya dört şeyin üzerinde durur..." İri eklemli dört parmağını kaldırmıştı. "Bilgelerin ilmi, yücelerin adaleti, haklıların duası ve yiğitlerin cesareti. Ama hükmetme sanatını bilen bir hükümdar olmadan..." Parmaklarını indirip yumruğunu sıkmıştı. "Bunlar hiçbir işe yaramaz. ~ Frank Herbert,
1329:When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late. ~ Frank Herbert,
1330:And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult, Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. —from ‘The Humanity of Muad’Dib’ by the Princess Irulan ~ Frank Herbert,
1331:TO THE LADY JESSICA-
May this place give you as much pleasure as it has given me. Please permit the room to convey a lesson we learned from the same teachers: the proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.

My kindest wishes,
MARGOT LADY FENRING ~ Frank Herbert,
1332:The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. ~ Frank Herbert,
1333: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
1334:You see, we often get noncreative leaders, people most interested in preserving their own positions. They flock around centers of power. Such centers attract people who can be corrupted. That is a more descriptive observation than to say simply that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. ~ Frank Herbert,
1335:Superb accuracy in water measurement, Jessica thought. And she noted that the walls of the meter trough held no trace of moisture after the water’s passage. The water flowed off those walls without binding tension. She saw a profound clue to Fremen technology in the simple fact: they were perfectionists. ~ Frank Herbert,
1336:you know the story of Eve and the apple. Here’s an interesting fact about that story: Eve was not the first to pluck and sample the apple. Adam was first and he learned by this to put the blame on Eve. My story tells you something about how our societies find a structural necessity for sub-groups.” Moneo ~ Frank Herbert,
1337:A world is supported by four things….” She held up four big-knuckled fingers. “…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing….” She closed her fingers into a fist. “…without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. ~ Frank Herbert,
1338:He was aware now of many things—of statecraft and profound consequences in the smallest decisions. Yet he felt this knowledge and subtlety as a thin veneer covering an iron core of simpler, more deterministic awareness. And that older core called out to him, pleaded with him for a return to cleaner values. ~ Frank Herbert,
1339:People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness—they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ Frank Herbert,
1340:The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not...yet, I occurred. ~ Frank Herbert,
1341:When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong—faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.” Paul ~ Frank Herbert,
1342: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.’ He ~ Frank Herbert,
1343: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” He ~ Frank Herbert,
1344:Se neghiamo la necessità del pensiero, come fanno alcuni, perdiamo i poteri di riflessione: non possiamo definire ciò che ci segnalano i nostri sensi. Se rinneghiamo la carne, togliamo le ruote al veicolo che ci trasporta. Ma se rinneghiamo i sentimenti, perdiamo ogni contatto col nostro universo interiore. ~ Frank Herbert,
1345:All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Missionaria Protectiva, Text QIV (decto) ~ Frank Herbert,
1346:Demagogues are so easy to identify. They gesture a lot and speak with pulpit rhythms, using words that ring of religious fervour and god-fearing sincerity. Sincerity with nothing behind it takes so much practice. The practice can always be detected. Repetition. Great attempts to keep your attention on words. ~ Frank Herbert,
1347:Everything you do, everything you sense and say is experiment. No deduction final. Nothing stops until dead and perhaps not even then, because each life creates endless ripples. Induction bounces within and you sensitize yourself to it. Deduction conveys illusions of absolutes. Kick the truth and shatter it! ~ Frank Herbert,
1348:I guess I’m not in the mood for it today,” Paul said. “Mood?” Halleck’s voice betrayed his outrage even through the shield’s filtering. “What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting. ~ Frank Herbert,
1349:Then she said a good ruler has to learn his world’s language, that it’s different for every world. And I thought she meant they didn’t speak Galach on Arrakis, but she said that wasn’t it at all. She said she meant the language of the rocks and growing things, the language you don’t hear just with your ears. ~ Frank Herbert,
1350:The summer Night comes brooding down on Earth, As Love comes brooding down on human hearts, With bliss that hath no utterance save rich tears. She floats in fragrance down the smiling dark, Foldeth a kiss upon the lips of Life-- Curtaineth into rest the weary world-- And shuts us in with all our hid delights. ~ Frank Herbert,
1351:[M]y Fish Speakers are a temporary army in every sense. While they can be violent and vicious, women are profoundly different from men in their dedication to battle. The cradle of genesis ultimately predisposes them to behavior more protective of life. They have proved to be the best keepers of the Golden Path. ~ Frank Herbert,
1352:Some say," Scytale said, "that people cling to Imperial leadership because space is infinite. They feel lonely without a unifying symbol. For a lonely people, the Emperor is a definite place. They can turn toward him and say: 'See, there He is. He makes us one.' Perhaps religion serves the same purpose, m'Lord. ~ Frank Herbert,
1353: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. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
   ~ Frank Herbert, Dune,
1354:No conocerás el miedo. El miedo mata la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total. Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado girare mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino. Allá donde haya pasado el miedo ya no habrá nada. Solo estare yo. ~ Frank Herbert,
1355:A world is supported by four things….” She held up four big-knuckled fingers. “…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing….” She closed her fingers into a fist. “…without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that ~ Frank Herbert,
1356:La maggior parte delle discipline nascondono effetti negativi, essendo concepite non per liberare, bensì per limitare. Non chiedete Perché? E siate cauti col Come? Perché? conduce inesorabilmente al paradosso. Come? v’intrappola in un universo di causa ed effetto. Entrambi negano l’infinito. Gli Apocrifi di Arrakis ~ Frank Herbert,
1357:No conocerás el miedo. El miedo mata la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total.
Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado girare mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino. Allá donde haya pasado el miedo ya no habrá nada. Solo estaré yo. ~ Frank Herbert,
1358:No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individual. ~ Frank Herbert,
1359:One of the key characteristics of an elite corps is its susceptibility to those more powerful than itself. Elite power is naturally attracted to a power hierarchy and fits itself neatly, obediently into the one that promises the most personal benefits. Here is the Achilles’ heel of armies, police and bureaucracies. ~ Frank Herbert,
1360:We came from Caladan—a paradise world for our form of life. There existed no need on Caladan to build a physical paradise or a paradise of the mind—we could see the actuality all around us. And the price we paid was the price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life—we went soft, we lost our edge. ~ Frank Herbert,
1361:No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals. ~ Frank Herbert,
1362:Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It's shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad'Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. ~ Frank Herbert,
1363:One of the most terrible moments in a boy’s life,” Paul said, “is when he discovers his father and mother are human beings who share a love that he can never quite taste. It’s a loss, an awakening to the fact that the world is there and here and we are in it alone. The moment carries its own truth; you can’t evade it. ~ Frank Herbert,
1364:Constitutions become the ultimate tyranny," Paul said. "They’re organized power on such a scale as to be overwhelming. The constitution is social power mobilized and it has no conscience. It can crush the highest and the lowest, removing all dignity and individuality. It has an unstable balance point and no limitations. ~ Frank Herbert,
1365:Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1366:What’s law? Control? Law filters chaos and what drips through? Serenity? Law—our highest ideal and our basest nature. Don’t look too closely at the law. Do, and you’ll find the rationalized interpretations, the legal casuistry, the precedents of convenience. You’ll find the serenity, which is just another word for death. ~ Frank Herbert,
1367:Kad sam se školovao za mentata...Bilo je vrlo teško, Alija, naučiti kako rabiti vlastiti um. Prvo naučiš dopuštati umu samostalno djelovanje. To je vrlo čudno. Ti možeš rabiti svoje mišiće, vježbati ih, ojačavati, ali um radi sam od sebe. Ponekad, nakon što već naučiš to o umu, on ti pokazuje stvari koje ne želiš vidjeti. ~ Frank Herbert,
1368:You can’t stop a mental epidemic. It leaps from person to person across parsecs. It’s overwhelmingly contagious. It strikes at the unprotected side, in the place where we lodge the fragments of other such plagues. Who can stop such a thing? Muad’dib hasn’t the antidote. The thing has roots in chaos. Can orders reach there? ~ Frank Herbert,
1369:What's law? Control? Law filters chaos and what drips through? Serenity? Law -- our highest ideal and our basest nature. Don't look too closely at the law. Do, and you'll find the rationalized interpretations, the legal casuistry, the precedents of convenience. You'll find the serenity, which is just another word for death. ~ Frank Herbert,
1370:This Duke was concerned more over the men than he was over the spice. He risked his own life and that of his son to save the men. He passed off the loss of a spice crawler with a gesture. The threat to men’s lives had him in a rage. A leader such as that would command fanatic loyalty. He would be difficult to defeat. Against ~ Frank Herbert,
1371:Beware of the truth, gentle Sister. Although much sought after, truth can be dangerous to the seeker. Myths and reassuring lies are much easier to find and believe. If you find a truth, even a temporary one, it can demand that you make painful changes. Conceal your truths within words. Natural ambiguity will protect you then. ~ Frank Herbert,
1372:Life improves the closed system's capacity to sustain life. Life - all life - is in the service of life. Necessary nutrients are made available to life by life in greater and greater richness as the diversity of life increases. The entire landscape comes alive, filled with relationships and relationships within relationships. ~ Frank Herbert,
1373:Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. —LAW AND GOVERNANCE THE SPACING GUILD MANUAL ~ Frank Herbert,
1374:Technology tends toward avoidance of risks by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. People generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our universe can throw the dice. ~ Frank Herbert,
1375:Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. —LAW AND GOVERNANCE THE SPACING GUILD MANUAL W ~ Frank Herbert,
1376:Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation which produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys appearing inept? —A Guide to Trial and Error
in Government: Bene Gesserit Archives ~ Frank Herbert,
1377:We’ve lost something vital, I tell you. When we lost it, we lost the ability to make good decisions. We fall upon decisions these days the way we fall upon an enemy—or wait and wait, which is a form of giving up, and we allow the decisions of others to move us. Have we forgotten that we were the ones who set this current flowing? ~ Frank Herbert,
1378:Arrakis is a one-crop planet,” his father said. “One crop. It supports a ruling class that lives as ruling classes have lived in all times while, beneath them, a semihuman mass of semislaves exists on the leavings. It’s the masses and the leavings that occupy our attention. These are far more valuable than has ever been suspected. ~ Frank Herbert,
1379:Awareness flowed into that timeless stratum where he could view time, sensing the available paths, the winds of the future…the winds of the past: the one-eyed vision of the past, the one-eyed vision of the present and the one-eyed vision of the future—all combined in a trinocular vision that permitted him to see time-become-space. ~ Frank Herbert,
1380:we can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. ~ Frank Herbert,
1381:Je ne connaîtrai pas la peur car la peur tue l'esprit. La peur est la petite mort qui conduit à l'oblitération totale. J'affronterai ma peur. Je lui permettrai de passer sur moi, au travers de moi. Et lorsqu'elle sera passée, je tournerai mon œil intérieur sur son chemin. Et là où elle sera passée, il n'y aura plus rien. Rien que moi. ~ Frank Herbert,
1382:we can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1383:Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it's a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that's really chewing on us. ~ Frank Herbert,
1384:Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that’s really chewing on us. ~ Frank Herbert,
1385:If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced. – The Open-Ended Proof from the Panoplia Prophetica Leto’s ~ Frank Herbert,
1386:She asked me to tell her what it is to rule,” Paul said. “And I said that one commands. And she said I had some unlearning to do.” She hit a mark there right enough, Hawat thought. He nodded for Paul to continue. “She said a ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel. She said he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men. ~ Frank Herbert,
1387:Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans in the finite space of a planetary ecosystem as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. 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. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1388:Once . . . long ago, he’d thought of himself as an inventor of government. But the invention had fallen into old patterns. It was like some hideous contrivance with plastic memory. Shape it any way you wanted, but relax for a moment, and it snapped into the ancient forms. Forces at work beyond his reach in human breasts eluded and defied him. ~ Frank Herbert,
1389:No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/ human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals.   —FROM THE TLEILAXU GODBUK ~ Frank Herbert,
1390:Non devo aver paura. La paura uccide la mente. La paura è la piccola morte che porta alla distruzione totale. Affronterò la mia paura. Farò che scivoli sopra di me, che passi attraverso me. E quando sarà passata, il mio occhio interiore scruterà il suo sentiero. Ma dov’è andata la paura non ci sarà nulla. Io soltanto ci sarò. Io, e nient’altro. ~ Frank Herbert,
1391:A world is supported by four things….” She held up four big-knuckled fingers. “…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing….” She closed her fingers into a fist. “…without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition! ~ Frank Herbert,
1392:When I was writing Dune there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book's success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing. Six years of research had preceded the day I sat down to put the story together, and the interweaving of the many plot layers I had planned required a degree of concentration I had never before experienced. ~ Frank Herbert,
1393:A world is supported by four things …’ She held up four big-knuckled fingers. ‘… the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing …’ She closed her fingers into a fist. ‘… without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition! ~ Frank Herbert,
1394:Most civilisation is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame. ~ Frank Herbert,
1395:Shishakli presented two thin, whiplike shafts as Paul approached. The shafts were about a meter and a half long with glistening plasteel hoods at one end, roughened at the other end for a firm grip. Paul accepted them both in his left hand as required by the ritual. “They are my own hooks,” Shishakli said in a husky voice. “They never have failed. ~ Frank Herbert,
1396:Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans in the finite space of a planetary ecosystem as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. 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.   —Pardot ~ Frank Herbert,
1397:We sift reality through screens composed of ideas . (And such ideas have their roots in older ideas.) Such idea systems are necessarily limited by language , by the ways we can describe them. That is to say: language cuts the grooves in which our thoughts move. If we seek new validity forms (other laws and other orders) we must step outside language. ~ Frank Herbert,
1398:For the others, we can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1399:She had quoted a Bene Gesserit proverb to him: “When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong—faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.” Paul ~ Frank Herbert,
1400:The Reverend Mother must combine the seductive wiles of a courtesan with the untouchable majesty of a virgin goddess, holding these attributes in tension so long as the powers of her youth endure. For when youth and beauty have gone, she will find that the place-between, once occupied by tension, has become a wellspring of cunning and resourcefulness.   ~ Frank Herbert,
1401:This myth he'd made out of intricate movements and imagination, out of moonlight and love, out of prayers older than Adam, and gray cliffs and crimson shadows, laments and rivers of martyrs - what had it come to at last? When the waves receded, the shores of Time would spread out there clean, empty, shining with infinite grains of memory and little else. ~ Frank Herbert,
1402:THE DUKE Leto Atreides leaned against a parapet of the landing control tower outside Arrakeen. The night’s first moon, an oblate silver coin, hung well above the southern horizon. Beneath it, the jagged cliffs of the Shield Wall shone like parched icing through a dust haze. To his left, the lights of Arrakeen glowed in the haze—yellow . . . white . . . blue. ~ Frank Herbert,
1403:There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin. The law cannot be a tool of vengeance, never a hostage, nor a fortification against the martyrs it has created. You cannot threaten any individual and escape the consequences. ~ Frank Herbert,
1404:Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class—whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy. ~ Frank Herbert,
1405:The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man. ~ Frank Herbert,
1406:Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy. ~ Frank Herbert,
1407:The child who refuses to travel in the father's harness, this is the symbol of man's most unique capability. "I do not have to be what my father was. I do not have to obey my father's rules or even believe everything he believed. It is my strength as a human that I can make my own choices of what to believe and what not to believe, of what to be and what not to be. ~ Frank Herbert,
1408:Religion is the emulation of the adult by the child. Religion is the encystment of past beliefs: mythology, which is guesswork, the hidden assumptions of trust in the universe, those pronouncements which men have made in search of personal power, all of it mingled with shreds of enlightenment. And always the ultimate unspoken commandment is ‘Thou shalt not question! ~ Frank Herbert,
1409:Men, finding no answers to the sunnan [ten thousand religious questions from the Shari-ah] now apply their own reasoning. All men seek to be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God’s universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness. ~ Frank Herbert,
1410:The child who refuses to travel in the father’s harness, this is the symbol of man’s most unique capability. “I do not have to be what my father was. I do not have to obey my father’s rules or even believe everything he believed. It is my strength as a human that I can make my own choices of what to believe and what not to believe, of what to be and what not to be.” — ~ Frank Herbert,
1411:You can say to yourself, “Yes, I see how such a thing may be.” But when you look inward and confront the raw force of your own life unshielded, you see your peril. You see that this could overwhelm you. The greatest peril to the Giver is the force that takes. The greatest peril to the Taker is the force that gives. It’s as easy to be overwhelmed by giving as by taking. ~ Frank Herbert,
1412:Right from the first, the little people who formed the governments which promised to equalize the social burdens found themselves suddenly in the hands of bureaucratic aristocracies. Of course, all bureaucracies follow this pattern, but what a hypocrisy to find this even under a communized banner. Ahhh, well, if patterns teach me anything it’s that patterns are repeated. ~ Frank Herbert,
1413:Schools were started to train human talents...

The Guild... emphasizes almost pure mathematics. Bene Gesserit performs... politics. The original Bene Gesserit school was directed by those who saw the need of a thread of continuity in human affairs. They saw there count be no such continuity without separating human stock from animal stock - for breeding purposes. ~ Frank Herbert,
1414:We are plagued by a corrupt polity which promotes unlawful and/or immoral behaviour. Public interest has no practical significance in everyday behaviour among the ruling factions. The real problems of our world are not being confronted by those in power. In the guise of public service, they use whatever comes to hand for personal gain. They are insane with and for power. ~ Frank Herbert,
1415:Grave this on your memory, lad: A world is supported by four things….” She held up four big-knuckled fingers. “…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing….” She closed her fingers into a fist. “…without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition! ~ Frank Herbert,
1416:I stand in the sacred human presence. As I do now, so should you stand some day. I pray to your presence that this be so. Let the future remain uncertain for that is the canvas to receive our desires. Thus the human condition faces its perpetual tabula rasa. We possess no more than this moment where we dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence we share and create. ~ Frank Herbert,
1417:Expediency was the first word in his catechism, although he gave proper lip-service to the precepts of the Butlerians. Machines could not be fashioned in the image of a man’s mind, he said, but he betrayed by every action that he preferred machines to men, statistics to individuals, the faraway general view to the intimate personal touch requiring imagination and initiative. As ~ Frank Herbert,
1418:Review, friends—troops long past review,” the Duke intoned. “All to fate a weight of pains and dollars. Their spirits wear our silver collars. Review, friends—troops long past review: Each a dot of time without pretense or guile. With them passes the lure of fortune. Review, friends—troops long past review. When our time ends on its rictus smile, we’ll pass the lure of fortune. ~ Frank Herbert,
1419:The mistakes (of leaders) are amplified by the numbers who follow them without question. Charismatic leaders tend to build up followings, power structures and these power structures tend to be taken over by people who are corruptible. I don't think that the old saw about 'power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely' is accurate: I think power attracts the corruptible. ~ Frank Herbert,
1420:Can you remember your first taste of spice?” “It tasted like cinnamon.” “But never twice the same,” he said. “It’s like life—it presents a different face each time you take it. Some hold that the spice produces a learned-flavor reaction. The body, learning a thing is good for it, interprets the flavor as pleasurable—slightly euphoric. And, like life, never to be truly synthesized. ~ Frank Herbert,
1421:When your opponent fears you, then's the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him. Let it become terror. The terrified man fights himself. Eventually, he attacks in desperation. That is the most dangerous moment, but the terrified man can be trusted usually to make a fatal mistake. You are being trained here to detect these mistakes and use them. ~ Frank Herbert,
1422:When your opponent fears you, then’s the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him. Let it become terror. The terrified man fights himself. Eventually, he attacks in desperation. That is the most dangerous moment, but the terrified man can be trusted usually to make a fatal mistake. You are being trained here to detect these mistakes and use them. ~ Frank Herbert,
1423:Only that I've never met a psychoanalyst who didn't – at least subconsciously – offer his system as a substitute for religion. Present company included. We set ourselves up as little gods – all-knowing, all-healing. People resent that and rightly. We have polite labels for our failures. We agree among ourselves that anything bearing one of those labels is, of course, incurable.’ Dr ~ Frank Herbert,
1424:When your opponent fears you, then’s the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him. Let it become terror. The terrified man fights himself. Eventually, he attacks in desperation. That is the most dangerous moment, but the terrified man can be trusted usually to make a fatal mistake. You are being trained here to detect these mistakes and use them.” The ~ Frank Herbert,
1425:And good administrators?” “Oh, they depend on verbal orders. They never lie about what they’ve done if their verbal orders cause problems, and they surround themselves with people able to act wisely on the basis of verbal orders. Often, the most important piece of information is that something has gone wrong. Bad administrators hide their mistakes until it’s too late to make corrections. ~ Frank Herbert,
1426:You, Priest in your mufti, you are a chaplain to the self-satisfied. I come not to challenge Muad'Dib but to challenge you! Is your religion real when it costs you nothing and carries no risk? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it? Is your religion real when you commit atrocities in its name? Whence comes your downward degeneration from the original revelation? Answer me, Priest! ~ Frank Herbert,
1427:Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself - a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred. ~ Frank Herbert,
1428:Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself — a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred. ~ Frank Herbert,
1429:Big breasts in a woman and hard loins in a man (that tightly muscular look to the buttocks)—these were naturally important in sexual matchings. But without the eyes, the rest of it could go for nothing. Eyes were essential. You could drown in the right kind of eyes, he had learned, sink right into them and be unaware of what was being done to you until penis was firmly clasped in vagina. He ~ Frank Herbert,
1430:Somewhere beneath him, the pre-spice mass had accumulated enough water and organic matter from the little makers, had reached the critical stage of wild growth. A gigantic bubble of carbon dioxide was forming deep in the sand, heaving upward in an enormous “blow” with a dust whirlpool at its center. It would exchange what had been formed deep in the sand for whatever lay on the surface. The ~ Frank Herbert,
1431:What's your definition of sanity, Skipper?’ ‘The ability to swim,’ said Sparrow. Ramsey felt a cold shock, as though he had been immersed suddenly in freezing water. He had to force himself to continue breathing normally. As though from a great distance, he heard Sparrow's voice: ‘That means the sane person has to understand currents, has to know what's required in different waters.’ Ramsey ~ Frank Herbert,
1432:How the mind gears itself for its environment, she thought. And she recalled a Bene Gesserit axiom: “The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training. ~ Frank Herbert,
1433:Paul had been caught more by her tone—singsong and wavering—than by her words. “When you live upon Arrakis,” she had said, “khala, the land is empty. The moons will be your friends, the sun your enemy.” Paul had sensed his mother come up beside him away from her post guarding the door. She had looked at the Reverend Mother and asked: “Do you see no hope, Your Reverence?” “Not for the father. ~ Frank Herbert,
1434:One of the most terrible moments in a boy’s life,” Paul said, “is when he discovers his father and mother are human beings who share a love that he can never quite taste. It’s a loss, an awakening to the fact that the world is there and here and we are in it alone. The moment carries its own truth; you can’t evade it. I heard my father when he spoke of my mother. She’s not the betrayer, Gurney. ~ Frank Herbert,
1435:Grave this on your memory, lad: A world is supported by four things..." she held up four big-knuckled fingers. "...the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these things are as nothing..." She closed her fingers into a fist. "...without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition! ~ Frank Herbert,
1436:By your belief in singularities, in granular absolutes, you deny movement, even the movement of evolution! While you cause a granular universe to persist in your awareness, you are blind to movement. When things change, your absolute universe vanishes, no longer accessible to your self-limiting perceptions. The universe has moved beyond you. —First Draft, Atreides Manifesto: Bene Gesserit Archives ~ Frank Herbert,
1437:Muad’dib’s Jihad was less than an eye-blink in this larger movement. The Bene Gesserit swimming in this tide, that corporate entity trading in genes, was trapped in the torrent as he was. Visions of a falling moon must be measured against other legends, other visions in a universe where even the seemingly eternal stars waned, flickered, died . . . What mattered a single moon in such a universe? Far ~ Frank Herbert,
1438:The Tleilaxu secret must be in their sperm. Our tests prove that their sperm does not carry forward in a straight genetic fashion. Gaps occur. Every Tleilaxu we have examined has hidden his inner self from us. They are naturally immune to an Ixian Probe! Secrecy at the deepest levels, that is their ultimate armor and their ultimate weapon.   —Bene Gesserit Analysis, Archives Code: BTXX441WOR       On ~ Frank Herbert,
1439:You have been educated in judgment, which is the essence of worship. Judgment always occurs in the past. It is past-thinking. Will, free or otherwise, is concerned with the future. Thinking is the performance of the moment, out of which you use your judgment to modulate will. You are a convection center through which past prepares future. —Dwarf MacIntosh, Kelpmaster, from Conversations with the Avata ~ Frank Herbert,
1440:Have you heard the latest word from Arrakis?” the Baron asked. “No, Uncle.” Feyd-Rautha forced himself not to look back. He turned down the hall out of the servants’ wing. “They’ve a new prophet or religious leader of some kind among the Fremen,” the Baron said. “They call him Muad’Dib. Very funny, really. It means ‘the Mouse.’ I’ve told Rabban to let them have their religion. It’ll keep them occupied. ~ Frank Herbert,
1441:He found that he no longer could hate the Bene Gesserit or the Emperor or even the Harkonnens. They were all caught up in the need of their race to renew its scattered inheritance, to cross and mingle and infuse their bloodlines in a great new pooling of genes. And the race knew only one sure way for this—the ancient way, the tried and certain way that rolled over everything in its path: jihad. Surely, ~ Frank Herbert,
1442:You have defiled my honor!” Stilgar cried. “This is neutral—” “Shut up!” Idaho glared at the shocked Naib. “You wear a collar, Stilgar! ” It was one of the three most deadly insults which could be directed at a Fremen. Stilgar’s face went pale. “You are a servant,” Idaho said. “You’ve sold Fremen for their water.” This was the second most deadly insult, the one which had destroyed the original Jacurutu. ~ Frank Herbert,
1443:I hear the wind blowing across the desert and I see the moons of a winter night rising like great ships in the void. To them I make my vow: I will be resolute and make an art of government; I will balance my inherited past and become a perfect storehouse of my relic memories. And I will be known for kindliness more than for knowledge. My face will shine down the corridors of time for as long as humans exist. ~ Frank Herbert,
1444:In their passion for sameness, the tyrants made themselves more and more powerful. All others grew correspondingly weaker and weaker. New bureaus and directorates, odd ministries, leaped into existence for the most improbable purposes. These became the citadels of a new aristocracy, rulers who kept the giant wheel of government careening along, spreading destruction, violence, and chaos wherever they touched. ~ Frank Herbert,
1445:McKie sensed her thoughts, her reactions. Jedrik: ‘You cast your sperm upon the stream of time.’ McKie: ‘You enclose and nurture . . .’ ‘I cast/I nurture.’ It was as though they looked at an object from opposite sides, aware belatedly that they both examined the same thing. ‘We cast/we, nurture.’ Obscuring layers folded away and McKie found himself in Jedrik's mind, she in his. Their thoughts were one entity. ~ Frank Herbert,
1446:This Duke was concerned more over the men than he was over the spice. He risked his own life and that of his son to save the men. He passed off the loss of a spice crawler with a gesture. The threat to men’s lives had him in a rage. A leader such as that would command fanatic loyalty. He would be difficult to defeat. Against his own will and all previous judgments, Kynes admitted to himself: I like this Duke. ~ Frank Herbert,
1447:I knew Frank Herbert for more than thirty-eight years. He was a magnificent human being, a man of great honor and distinction, and the most interesting person at any gathering, drawing listeners around him like a magnet. To say he was an intellectual giant would be an understatement, since he seemed to contain all of the knowledge of the universe in his marvelous mind. He was my father, and I loved him deeply. ~ Frank Herbert,
1448:You, Priest in your mufti,” The Preacher called, “you are a chaplain to the self-satisfied. I come not to challenge Muad’Dib but to challenge you! Is your religion real when it costs you nothing and carries no risk? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it? Is your religion real when you commit atrocities in its name? Whence comes your downward degeneration from the original revelation? Answer me, Priest! ~ Frank Herbert,
1449:We know the major conditions wherein this large populace may turn upon its keepers -
One: When they find a leader. This is the most volatile threat to the powerful; they must retain control of leaders.
Two: When the populace recognises its chains. Keep the populace blind and unquestioning.
Three: When the populace perceives a hope of escape from bondage. They must never even believe that escape is possible! ~ Frank Herbert,
1450:These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness ~ Frank Herbert,
1451:I realize that humans cannot bear very much reality. Most lives are a flight from selfhood. Most prefer the truths of the stable. You stick your heads into the stanchions and munch contentedly until you die. Others use you for their purposes. Not once do you live outside the stable to lift your head and be your own creature. Muad'Dib came to tell you about that. Without understanding his message, you cannot revere him! ~ Frank Herbert,
1452:There are illusions of popular history which a successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumphs; a good deed is its own reward; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness. ~ Frank Herbert,
1453:You cannot avoid the interplay of politics within an orthodox religion. The power struggle permeates the training, education and disciplining of the orthodox community. Because of this pressure, the leaders of such a community inevitably much face that ultimate internal question: to succumb to complete opportunism as the price of maintaining their rule, or risk sacrificing themselves for the sake of the orthodox ethic. ~ Frank Herbert,
1454:Any religion circles like a planet around a sun which it must use for its energy, upon which it depends for its very existence."
Her voice came barely above a whisper: "What do you see in your sun, Lord?"
"A universe of many windows through which I may peer. Whatever the window frames, that is what I see."
"The future?"
"The universe is timeless at its roots and contains therefore all times and all futures. ~ Frank Herbert,
1455:Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and perpetrator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself – a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred. – The Apocrypha of Muad’Dib ~ Frank Herbert,
1456:I will tell you a thing about your new name,” Stilgar said. “The choice pleases us. Muad’Dib is wise in the ways of the desert. Muad’Dib creates his own water. Muad’Dib hides from the sun and travels in the cool night. Muad’Dib is fruitful and multiplies over the land. Muad’Dib we call ‘instructor-of-boys.’ That is a powerful base on which to build your life, Paul-Muad’Dib, who is Usul among us. We welcome you.” Stilgar ~ Frank Herbert,
1457:She rides the sandworm of space!
She guides through all storms
Into the land of gentle winds.
Though we sleep by the snake's den,
She guards our dreaming sould.
Shunning the desert heat,
She hides us in a cool hollow.
The gleaming of her white teeth
Guides us in the night.
By the braids of her hair
We are lifted to heaven!
Sweet fragrance, flower-scented,
Surrounds us in her presence. ~ Frank Herbert,
1458:Whirling silence settled around Jessica. Every fiber of her body accepted the fact that something profound had happened to it. She felt that she was a conscious mote, smaller than any subatomic particle, yet capable of motion and of sensing her surroundings. Like an abrupt revelation—the curtains whipped away—she realized she had become aware of a psychokinesthetic extension of herself. She was the mote, yet not the mote. ~ Frank Herbert,
1459:You cannot avoid the interplay of politics within an orthodox religion. This power struggle permeates the training, educating and disciplining of the orthodox community. Because of this pressure, the leaders of such a community inevitably must face that ultimate internal question: to succumb to complete opportunism as the price of maintaining their rule, or risk sacrificing themselves for the sake of the orthodox ethic. — ~ Frank Herbert,
1460:Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class—whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy. —POLITICS AS REPEAT PHENOMENON: BENE GESSERIT TRAINING MANUAL ~ Frank Herbert,
1461:Le esplosioni sono anche compressioni del tempo. I mutamenti osservabili nell’universo naturale sono tutti esplosivi, entro certi limiti e sotto certi punti di vista; altrimenti non li notereste. Un mutamento continuo e uniforme, se sufficientemente rallentato, non verrebbe notato da osservatori il cui arco di osservazione, nel tempo, è troppo breve. Perciò, io vi dico che ho visto mutamenti che voi non avreste mai notato. ~ Frank Herbert,
1462:The omnipresent enemy was the outside—that total absence of the things to support life that emptiness called space. It was evil and they feared it—constantly. A rod and staff might comfort in the presence of space, but what you dreamed about was washed air and a womblike enclosed cell where you could divest yourself of the damnable suit. This was the true source of comfort no matter if it came from the Devil himself. ~ Frank Herbert,
1463:A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel... he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men... a good ruler has to learn his world's language... it's different for every world... the language of the rocks and growing things... the language you don't hear just with your ears... the Mystery of Life... not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience... Understanding must move with the flow of the process. ~ Frank Herbert,
1464:Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class - whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.
- Politics as Repeat Phenomenon: Bene Gesserit Training Manual ~ Frank Herbert,
1465:From the Hive Manual. The relationship between ecology and evolution is extremely close, deeply implicated in organic changes among a given animal population, and profoundly sensitive to the density of numbers within a given habitat. Our adaptations aim to increase the population tolerance, to permit a human density ten to twelve times greater than is currently considered possible. Out of this, we will get our survival variations. ~ Frank Herbert,
1466:It's a beautiful morning, Sire," the guard said

"Yes, it is."

The Duke nodded, thinking: Perhaps this planet could grow on one. Perhaps it could ba a good home for my son.

Then he saw the human figures moving into the flower fields, sweeping with them strange scythe-like devices--dew gatherers. Water so precious here that even the dew must be collected.

And it could be a hideous place, the Duke thought. ~ Frank Herbert,
1467:Remember that there exists a certain malevolence about the formation of any social order. It is the struggle for existence by an artificial entity. Despotism and slavery hover at the edges. Many injuries occur and, thus, the need for laws. The law develops its own power structure, creating more wounds and new injustices. Such trauma can be healed by cooperation, not by confrontation. The summons to cooperate identifies the healer. ~ Frank Herbert,
1468:A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel... he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men... a good ruler has to learn his world's language... it's different for every world... the language of the rocks and growing things... the language you don't hear just with your ears... the Mystery of Life... not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience...

Understanding must move with the flow of the process. ~ Frank Herbert,
1469:Constitutions become the ultimate tyranny,” Paul said. “They’re organized power on such a scale as to be overwhelming. The constitution is social power mobilized and it has no conscience. It can crush the highest and the lowest, removing all dignity and individuality. It has an unstable balance point and no limitations. I, however, have limitations. In my desire to provide an ultimate protection for my people, I forbid a constitution. ~ Frank Herbert,
1470:Educational bureaucracies dull a child's questing sensitivity. The young must be dampened down. Never let them know how good they can be. That brings change. Spend lots of committee time talking about how to deal with exceptional students. Don't spend any time dealing with how the conventional teacher feels threatened by emerging talents and squelches them because of a deep-seated desire to feel superior and safe in a safe environment. ~ Frank Herbert,
1471:The thing the ecologically illiterate don't realise about an ecosystem is that it's a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That's why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. ~ Frank Herbert,
1472:To almost no one's surprise, Astrid said, "Dune, by Frank Herbert. 'I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that bring total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the Fear has gone there will be nothing.'"
She and Lana together spoke the last phrase of the incantation. "'Only I will remain. ~ Michael Grant,
1473:In all of my universe I have seen no law of nature, unchanging and inexorable. This universe presents only changing relationships which are sometimes seen as laws by short-lived awareness. These fleshy sensoria which we call self are ephemera withering in the blaze of infinity, fleeting aware of temporary conditions which confine our activities and change as our activities change. If you must label the absolute, use its proper name: Temporary. ~ Frank Herbert,
1474:In all of my universe I have seen no law of nature, unchanging and inexorable. This universe presents only changing relationships which are somtimes seen as laws by short-lived awareness. These fleshy sensoria which we call self are ephemera withering in the blaze of infinity, fleetingly aware of temporary conditions which confine our activities and change as our activities change. If you must label the absolute, use its proper name: Temporary. ~ Frank Herbert,
1475:I was addressing the way a significant life extension has produced in some people, you especially, a profound knowledge of human nature.” “We live longer and observe more,” he said. “I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Some people never observe anything. Life just happens to them. They get by on little more than a kind of dumb persistence, and they resist with anger and resentment anything that might lift them out of that false serenity.” “I’ve ~ Frank Herbert,
1476:Are you already training my replacement? Piter demanded.
"Replace you? Why, Piter, where could I find another Mentat with your cunning and venom?"
"The same place you found me, Baron."
"Perhaps I should at that," the Baron mused. "You do seem a bit unstable lately. And the spice you eat!"
"Are my pleasures too expensive, Baron? Do you object to them?"
"My dear Piter, your pleasures are what tie you to me. How could I object to that? ~ Frank Herbert,
1477:Prophecy and prescience - How can they be put to the test in the face of unanswered questions? Consider: How much is actual prediction and how much is the prophet shaping the future to fit the prophecy? What are the harmonics inherent in the act of prophecy? Does the prophet see the future or does he see a line of weakness, a fault or cleavage that he may shatter with words or decisions as a diamond-cutter shatters his gem with a blow of the knife? ~ Frank Herbert,
1478:The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. Elaborate euphemisms may conceal your intent to kill, but behind any use of power over another the ultimate assumption remains: "I feed on your energy. ~ Frank Herbert,
1479:The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. Elaborate euphemisms may conceal your intent to kill, but behind any use of power over another the ultimate assumption remains: “I feed on your energy. ~ Frank Herbert,
1480:The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realize about an ecosystem,” Kynes said, “is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, a flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. ~ Frank Herbert,
1481:Educational bureaucracies dull a child’s questing sensitivity.” Odrade explaining. “The young must be damped down. Never let them know how good they can be. That brings change. Spend lots of committee time talking about how to deal with exceptional students. Don’t spend any time dealing with how the conventional teacher feels threatened by emerging talents and squelches them because of a deep-seated desire to feel superior and safe in a safe environment. ~ Frank Herbert,
1482:I now believe that evolution, or deevolution, never ends short of death, that no society has ever achieved an absolute pinnacle, that all humans are not created equal. In fact, I believe attempts to create some abstract equalization create a morass of injustices that rebound on the equalizers. Equal justice and equal opportunity are ideals we should seek, but we should recognize that humans administer the ideals and that humans do not have equal ability. ~ Frank Herbert,
1483:The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realize about an ecosystem,” Kynes said, “is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, a flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences.” Had ~ Frank Herbert,
1484:Governments may rise and fall for reasons which appear insignificant, Prince. What small events! An argument between two women . . . which way the wind blows on a certain day . . . a sneeze, a cough, the length of a garment or the chance collision of a fleck of sand and a courtier’s eye. It is not always the majestic concerns of Imperial ministers which dictate the course of history, nor is it necessarily the pontifications of priests which move the hands of God. ~ Frank Herbert,
1485:Był sobie pewien człowiek, który codziennie siedział i patrzył przez wąską pionową szparę w płocie, z którego wyjęto jedną deskę. Codziennie za płotem przebiegał dziki pustynny osioł. W wąskiej szparze pojawiał się najpierw jego nos potem głowa, przednie nogi, długi brązowy grzbiet, tylne nogi, a na końcu ogon. Pewnego dnia człowiek ten zerwał się na nogi z błyskiem w oku i krzyknął głośno, tak żeby wszyscy go mogli usłyszeć: "To jasne! Nos jest przyczyną ogona!". ~ Frank Herbert,
1486:How do we approach the study of Muad’Dib’s father? A man of surpassing warmth and surprising coldness was the Duke Leto Atreides. Yet, many facts open the way to this Duke: his abiding love for his Bene Gesserit lady; the dreams he held for his son; the devotion with which men served him. You see him there—a man snared by Destiny, a lonely figure with his light dimmed behind the glory of his son. Still, one must ask: What is the son but an extension of the father? ~ Frank Herbert,
1487:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck. Darwi Odrade - Chapterhouse: Dune ~ Frank Herbert,
1488:Sasvim sigurno, vlastodršci žele spriječiti "divlja" istraživanja. Nesputano traganje za znanjem bilježi dugu povijest stvaranja nepoželjne konkurencije. Moćnici žele "sigurnu liniju istraživanja" koja će razviti samo one proizvode i ideje koje oni mogu nadzirati i, što je najvažnije, koje će omogućiti da veći dio dobiti pripadne unutrašnjim ulagačima. Na nesreću, proizvoljan svemir pun relativnih promjenjivosti ne omogućuje neku takvu "sigurnu liniju istraživanja". ~ Frank Herbert,
1489:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck.
Darwi Odrade - Chapterhouse: Dune ~ Frank Herbert,
1490: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. ~ Frank Herbert,
1491:Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert’s first sequel to Dune, was published in 1969. In that book, he flipped over what he called the “myth of the hero” and showed the dark side of Paul Atreides. Some readers didn’t understand it. Why would the author do that to his great hero? In interviews, Dad spent years afterward explaining why, and his reasons were sound. He believed that charismatic leaders could be dangerous because they could lead their followers off the edge of a cliff. ~ Frank Herbert,
1492:There is no measuring Muad'Dib's motives by ordinary standards. In the moment of his triumph, he saw the death prepared for him, yet he accepted the treachery. Can you say he did this out of a sense of justice? Whose justice, then? Remember, we speak now of the Muad'Dib who ordered battle drums made from his enemies' skins, the Muad'Dib who denied the conventions of his ducal past with a wave of the hand, saying merely: 'I am the Kwisatz Haderach. That is reason enough. ~ Frank Herbert,
1493:Jessica closed her eyes, feeling tears press out beneath the lids. She fought down the inner trembling, the outer trembling, the uneven breathing, the ragged pulse, the sweating of the palms. Presently, she said, “I’ll pay for my own mistake.” “And your son will pay with you.” “I’ll shield him as well as I’m able.” “Shield!” the old woman snapped. “You well know the weakness there! Shield your son too much, Jessica, and he’ll not grow strong enough to fulfill any destiny. ~ Frank Herbert,
1494:There is in each of us an ancient force that takes and an ancient force that gives. A man finds little difficulty facing that place within himself where the taking force dwells, but it’s almost impossible for him to see into the giving force without changing into something other than man. For a woman, the situation is reversed…These things are so ancient within us…that they’re ground into each separate cell of our bodies…It’s as easy to be overwhelmed by giving as by taking. ~ Frank Herbert,
1495:These are illusions of popular history which a successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumphs; a good deed is its own reward; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness . . . —FROM THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL: MISSIONARIA PROTECTIVA ~ Frank Herbert,
1496:What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce ... Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organisations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work, every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you overorganize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness — they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ Frank Herbert,
1497:What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce. ... Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness - they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ Frank Herbert,
1498:There is in each of us an ancient force that takes and an ancient force that gives. A man finds little difficulty facing that place within himself where the taking force dwells, but it's almost impossible for him to see into the giving force without changing into something other than man. For a woman, the situation is reversed. ... These things are so ancient within us that they're ground into each separate cell of our bodies... It's as easy to be overwhelmed by giving as by taking. ~ Frank Herbert,
1499:Monarchies have some good features beyond their star qualities. They can reduce the size and parasitic nature of the management bureaucracy. They can make speedy decisions when necessary. They fit an ancient human demand for a parental (tribal/feudal) hierarchy where every person knows his place. It is valuable to know your place, even if that place is temporary. It is galling to be held in place against your will. This is why I teach about tyranny in the best possible way—by example. ~ Frank Herbert,
1500:Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man. ~ Frank Herbert,

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Aladdin and the King of Thieves(1996) - At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried as to what kind of father he will be, having never known his own. But when the 40 Thieves disrupt the wedding tryi...
Grumpy Old Men(1993) - This cheerful holiday comedy, a surprise box office smash, featured a generous dollop of raunchy, crude humor and was greatly elevated by the presence of masterful performers in the lead roles. Jack Lemmon is John Gustafson, an ice-fishing Minnesota native who has been feuding with his neighbor and...
Purple Rain(1984) - Take a richly-human story of survival and triumph, a now soundtrack by the hottest bands around and the startling presence and musically of rock superstar Prince --- the man who lived the music --- and you've got what may be in Rolling Stone's words "the smartest, most spritually ambitous rock-'n'-r...
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf(1994) - Disney filmed its version of the Jack London story in 1991 and followed with this sequel four years later. Besides the presence of a dog named White Fang and its setting in the Alaska Gold Rush days, the story bears no resemblance to London's original story. Jack Conroy (Ethan Hawke), the hero of th...
Silver Streak(1976) - Despite the presence of hack director Arthur Hiller, this hybrid comedy-thriller works most of the time as pleasant faux Hitchcock. Gene Wilder is a book editor who is relaxing by taking a cross-country train ride. Then he gets caught up in a murder--and becomes a suspect. It's up to him to prove hi...
Bloodsuckers from Outer Space(1984) - An Invisible Alien presence invades rural Texas.Revoltingly Killing it
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Pat And Mike(1952) - Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. She enlists the he...
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Corpse Bride (2005) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG | 1h 17min | Animation, Drama, Family | 23 September 2005 (USA) -- When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson Writers:
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King of Hearts (1966) ::: 7.5/10 -- Le roi de coeur (original title) -- King of Hearts Poster During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum. Director: Philippe de Broca Writers: Daniel Boulanger (scenario and dialogue), Maurice Bessy (idea)
Marrowbone (2017) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 50min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 13 April 2018 (USA) -- A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live. Director: Sergio G. Snchez Writer:
Midnight, Texas ::: TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (20172018) -- Midnight is a safe haven for those who are different, but with the presence of outsiders, the residents band together and form a strong and unlikely family. Creators:
Paranormal Activity (2007) ::: 6.3/10 -- R | 1h 26min | Horror, Mystery | 16 October 2009 (USA) -- After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. Director: Oren Peli Writer: Oren Peli
Rebecca (1940) ::: 8.1/10 -- Approved | 2h 10min | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 12 April 1940 (USA) -- A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence. Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers:
The Changeling (1980) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 47min | Horror | 28 March 1980 (USA) -- After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at an old mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion's attic. Director: Peter Medak Writers:
The Conjuring (2013) ::: 7.5/10 -- R | 1h 52min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 19 July 2013 (USA) -- Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Director: James Wan Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes
The Exorcist ::: TV-14 | 45min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Series (20162018) -- Follows three priests dealing with cases of a demonic presence targeting a family and a foster home. Creator: Jeremy Slater
The Guest (2014) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 40min | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 5 September 2014 (UK) -- A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence. Director: Adam Wingard Writer:
The Iron Lady (2011) ::: 6.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 45min | Biography, Drama | 13 January 2012 (USA) -- An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. Director: Phyllida Lloyd Writer:
The Ritual (2017) ::: 6.3/10 -- TV-MA | 1h 34min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 9 February 2018 (USA) -- A group of old college friends reunite for a trip to a forest in Northern Europe, but encounter a menacing presence there stalking them. Director: David Bruckner Writers: Joe Barton, Adam Nevill (novel)
The Shining (1980) ::: 8.4/10 -- R | 2h 26min | Drama, Horror | 13 June 1980 (USA) -- A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. Director: Stanley Kubrick Writers:
Up in the Air (2009) ::: 7.4/10 -- R | 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 December 2009 (USA) -- Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire presenting a new business model. Director: Jason Reitman Writers:
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Aragne no Mushikago -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Original -- Fantasy Horror Mystery -- Aragne no Mushikago Aragne no Mushikago -- Life could be better for shy, anxious university student Rin. The apartment she has rented is hardly the sunny palace the rental listings suggested. The housing complex is rundown, grim and haunted by troubled souls lurking in dark corners. Ghastly crimes are occurring in the vicinity. And a grinning stranger makes his unsettling presence known. -- -- Beyond all this, Rin is coming to realize that something even more sinister is manifesting itself, something at the cursed crossroads of mythology, monstrosity and medical science. Determined to find out more, Rin visits the library, where she meets a sympathetic young staffer. But what she learns does not begin to put her mind at ease. -- -- (Source: Fantasia) -- Movie - Aug 18, 2018 -- 2,910 5.13
Astarotte no Omocha! -- -- Diomedéa -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Demons Ecchi Fantasy Romance Seinen -- Astarotte no Omocha! Astarotte no Omocha! -- Succubi, like the young princess Astarotte "Lotte" Ygvar, require the life seed from men to survive, replenish their magic, and continue the royal lineage of the magical realm. This means succubi are required to keep a harem of men close at hand. Ironically, Lotte despises men, which will put her life at risk once she matures. To convince her to fulfill her duties, one of her attendants, Judith Snorrevik, goes to the human realm to find a human male whom Lotte can tolerate. -- -- Judith returns with 23-year-old Naoya Touhara, a single father who unfortunately leaves his daughter, Asuha, behind in the human realm. As the first member of Lotte's harem, Naoya quickly adapts to this new environment, serving the princess to make her happy, rather than viewing her with sexual intent. Unfortunately, when his daughter is allowed to arrive in the magical realm, Naoya's relationship quickly worsens with Lotte. Even so, he strives to patch up their relationship. -- -- It soon becomes clear, however, that Naoya's presence in the magical realm is more than just mere coincidence. As he develops his bond with Lotte, fate begins to pull together the connections that tie him and everyone else within this enchanting world. -- -- TV - Apr 11, 2011 -- 124,210 6.58
Ballroom e Youkoso -- -- Production I.G -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Romance School Shounen Sports -- Ballroom e Youkoso Ballroom e Youkoso -- Tatara Fujita is a shy middle schooler who has no particular plan for the future. He has gotten through life by avoiding any kind of confrontation and blending in with the crowd. But blending in isn't enough to get out of trouble, as some bullies harass him for money. Luckily, he is saved by a man named Kaname Sengoku. -- -- Kaname invites Tatara to his dance studio. Although he would normally never set foot in such a place, Tatara is captivated by Sengoku's commanding presence. Granted an opportunity to dance with fellow classmate Shizuku Hanaoka—who often practices at the studio—Tatara realizes there's something about the idea of being put in the limelight and dancing where people will see him that keeps him coming back. With an earnest, passionate drive to improve, Tatara begins his journey into the world of competitive dance. -- -- 228,858 8.20
Ballroom e Youkoso -- -- Production I.G -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Romance School Shounen Sports -- Ballroom e Youkoso Ballroom e Youkoso -- Tatara Fujita is a shy middle schooler who has no particular plan for the future. He has gotten through life by avoiding any kind of confrontation and blending in with the crowd. But blending in isn't enough to get out of trouble, as some bullies harass him for money. Luckily, he is saved by a man named Kaname Sengoku. -- -- Kaname invites Tatara to his dance studio. Although he would normally never set foot in such a place, Tatara is captivated by Sengoku's commanding presence. Granted an opportunity to dance with fellow classmate Shizuku Hanaoka—who often practices at the studio—Tatara realizes there's something about the idea of being put in the limelight and dancing where people will see him that keeps him coming back. With an earnest, passionate drive to improve, Tatara begins his journey into the world of competitive dance. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Ponycan USA -- 228,858 8.20
Battery -- -- Zero-G -- 11 eps -- Novel -- Slice of Life Sports Drama -- Battery Battery -- At only 12 years old, Takumi Harada is already hailed as a prodigious baseball pitcher. But when his family moves to the backwater town of Nitta, Takumi has no choice but to join his new school's unskilled baseball team. This development has little effect on the boy, as he believes it is more interesting if this no-name club becomes a powerhouse due to his presence. However, due to his overwhelming talent, Takumi is in need of a catcher able to keep up with his pitches. -- -- His worries are soon put to rest after meeting Gou Nagakura. As his fan and fellow student, Gou is eager to prove that he is not a simple braggart, but rather a player skillful enough to catch Takumi's pitches. Amid struggling to form a "battery" with Gou, Takumi comes into conflict with his new teammates due to his irreverent personality but grapples to find the true joy of the sport under his grandfather's guidance. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Discotek Media -- 46,424 5.72
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- -- Madhouse -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Fantasy Magic Romance Shoujo -- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- For this year's Nadeshiko Festival, Sakura Kinomoto's elementary school class is presenting a play. She will portray a princess who struggles to respond to the love confession of the neighboring country's prince. Sakura empathizes with her character all too well, since she herself still owes an answer to the boy who confessed his love for her four months ago. -- -- When cousins Shaoran and Meiling Li return from Hong Kong to pay a surprise visit to their friends in Japan, Sakura receives further encouragement to finally declare her feelings. However, she is repeatedly distracted by a presence reminiscent of a Clow Card as well as unexplained disappearances around town. -- -- Eventually, Sakura learns of another of Clow Reed's creations—the "Nothing"—which was formerly sealed away beneath the magician's old house. It has power equal to all 52 cards Sakura possesses, and furthermore, it wants to take those cards away from her! Objects, space, and people disappear from Tomoeda with each card that is stolen. Sakura sets out to capture the Nothing so everything will return to normal, but what must she sacrifice in the process? -- -- Movie - Jul 15, 2000 -- 97,928 8.22
Chainsaw Man -- -- MAPPA -- ? eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Demons Shounen -- Chainsaw Man Chainsaw Man -- Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash. -- -- Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji's dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams. -- -- TV - ??? ??, ???? -- 67,759 N/A -- -- Sousei no Aquarion -- -- Production Reed, Satelight -- 26 eps -- Original -- Action Mecha Romance Super Power Supernatural Sci-Fi -- Sousei no Aquarion Sousei no Aquarion -- Once upon a time, a race known as the Shadow Angels attacked Earth to harvest the life force of all those who inhabited the planet. Thanks to some outrageous miracle, the Shadow Angels went dormant, and humanity was able to live another 12,000 years without fearing their presence. But 11 years after a catastrophe dubbed the Holy Genesis brought ruin to the Earth, the Shadow Angels were stirred from their slumber and resumed the attacks once more. -- -- To give humanity somewhat of a chance, an organization known as DEAVA was formed, and use of a robotic weapon named Aquarion has been authorized. In order for the Aquarion to be brought to full power, three pilots must combine their hearts, bodies, and souls into one—a feat few can hope to accomplish. Thus, the search for so-called 'Element Users' was prioritised, hoping to ensure humanity's future. -- -- Sousei no Aquarion follows the story of Apollo, a near-feral young man brought up in poverty, who is believed to be a legendary hero reincarnated. After his best friend is taken by the Shadow Angels, Apollo chooses to become an Aquarion pilot. Will he be able to turn the tides of the war, and free humanity from the threat of the Shadow Angels for once and for all? -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- TV - Apr 5, 2005 -- 67,664 7.11
Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji -- -- Phoenix Entertainment -- 3 eps -- Manga -- Action Demons Drama Hentai -- Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji -- Legend has it that the human race is not the only dominant civilization living on Earth. Two other races exist in this world: the Makai (a demon race) and the Juujinkai (a half-man, half-beast race). Once every 3,000 years, a supreme being known as the "Choujin" (Overfiend) will emerge and bring balance to all three realms on Earth. In present-day Japan, after 300 years of endless searching, a Jujinkai named Amano Jyaku has discovered the presence of the Choujin inside high school slacker Tatsuo Nagumo. But now, Amano, along with his sister Megumi and their sidekick Kuroko, must protect Nagumo and his new girlfriend Akemi Ito from the Makai, who believe that Nagumo is not the Choujin, but an evil entity bent on destroying all living beings on Earth. -- OVA - Jan 21, 1987 -- 10,601 6.12
Detective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter -- -- TMS Entertainment -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Mystery Historical Police Drama Romance -- Detective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter Detective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter -- A bombing case at Nichiuri TV in autumn. The Satsuki Cup, which crowns the winner of Japan's Hyakunin Isshu, is currently being filmed inside the facility. The incident results in a big commotion and, while the building is burning to ashes, the only people left inside are Heiji and Kazuha. They get rescued just in time by Conan, who rushes to the scene. Both the identity and purposes of the bomber are unknown. -- -- While confusion takes over due to the explosion, Conan meets a mysterious beautiful girl who claims she is "Heiji's fiancée". Her name is Momiji Ooka and she is the Kyoto High School champion of the Karuta game. As fate would have it, Kazuha is going to face Momiji in the Hyakunin Isshu, so she begins to train with the help of Heiji's mother, Shizuka, who is a skilled Karuta player. -- -- At the same time, in a Japanese house in Arashiyama, Kyoto's outskirts, the reigning Satsuki Cup champion is murdered. Pictures of the crime scene reveal Momji's presence. Additionally, several Karuta cards were spread around the victim. -- -- Conan and Heiji, along with the Osaka and Kyoto police departments, begin their investigation on the Satsuki Cup and the related murder case. As the inquiry goes on, they come across a secret connected with the Hyakunin Isshu. -- -- (Source: Detective Conan Wiki) -- Movie - Apr 15, 2017 -- 21,410 7.67
Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko -- -- Shuka -- 1 ep -- Light novel -- Action Mystery Supernatural -- Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko -- In spite of the mayhem that has been taking place in Ikebukuro, Shinra Kishitani and Celty Sturluson have decided to go on a short trip. Excited to finally be going out with the one he loves, the underground doctor makes it his priority to give Celty his undivided attention, even if it means rejecting phone calls from his good friend Izaya Orihara. -- -- However, despite his hopes of having a peaceful holiday, Ikebukuro's various residents continue trying to reach him. Furthermore, just as Shinra begins to enjoy reminiscing about old memories on a carriage ride together with his beloved, Celty starts to notice a strange presence... -- -- -- Licensor: -- Aniplex of America -- Special - Jan 27, 2016 -- 43,630 7.56
Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko -- -- Shuka -- 1 ep -- Light novel -- Action Mystery Supernatural -- Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko -- In spite of the mayhem that has been taking place in Ikebukuro, Shinra Kishitani and Celty Sturluson have decided to go on a short trip. Excited to finally be going out with the one he loves, the underground doctor makes it his priority to give Celty his undivided attention, even if it means rejecting phone calls from his good friend Izaya Orihara. -- -- However, despite his hopes of having a peaceful holiday, Ikebukuro's various residents continue trying to reach him. Furthermore, just as Shinra begins to enjoy reminiscing about old memories on a carriage ride together with his beloved, Celty starts to notice a strange presence... -- -- Special - Jan 27, 2016 -- 43,630 7.56
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within -- -- Square Enix -- 1 ep -- Game -- Sci-Fi -- Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within -- The year is 2065, and the planet of Earth is far removed from the place that it was in the past. Deadly alien creatures known as Phantoms have appeared all over the planet, and mere contact with these entities is lethal, whether it be an instant death or a prolonged decline. In order to try and salvage what little of the human race is left, large force-field barriers have been constructed around certain cities to repel the Phantoms. -- -- Seeking a more permanent solution to this invasion are scientists Aki Ross and her mentor, Dr. Sid, whose investigations have revealed that there exists a form of spiritual, Gaia energy that can eradicate the Phantom's presence from this world. Aki and Sid aren't alone in their quest through Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within; the human council and the military squad "Deep Eyes" are ready to help. Not everyone is convinced of this plan though. -- -- Aki, Sid, Grey, and their allies have to band together against forces both alien and human if they are to have any chance at restoring peace to Earth. An enemy whose mere touch is fatal, the Phantoms appear the more dangerous enemy, but as they will come to find out, their human nemeses are also not to be trifled with. -- Movie - Jul 2, 2001 -- 65,855 6.35
Fire Emblem -- -- Studio Fantasia -- 2 eps -- Game -- Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Shounen -- Fire Emblem Fire Emblem -- The Kingdoms of Dolhr, Grust, and Gra band together to wage war on the rest of the continent Archanea and defeat the Kingdom of Altea. King Cornelius is slain in battle but his son Prince Marth is able to escape the invasion thanks to the sacrifice of his older sister Elice. He and a small group of retainers find refuge on the island nation of Talys, where they spend the next three years in hiding under the royal family's protection. -- -- Marth lives a peaceful life in Talys, enjoying the beauty of the island and the friendship of its pegasus-riding princess, Caeda. But he is uneasy, knowing soon the day will come that he must take up arms. That day arrives when Caeda comes to Marth and his retainers in a panic, telling him that the castle town has been attacked. After some close calls, they manage to defeat the assailants and save the city. -- -- Realizing that his presence may bring further danger to his new home, Marth decides that now is the time to set off. He journeys to raise an army with which to reclaim his kingdom. -- -- -- Licensor: -- ADV Films -- OVA - Jan 26, 1996 -- 10,977 5.64
Ged Senki -- -- Studio Ghibli -- 1 ep -- Novel -- Adventure Magic Fantasy -- Ged Senki Ged Senki -- Calamities are plaguing the land of Earthsea and dragons have been seen fighting above the clouds—something which has never happened before. Sparrowhawk, a powerful Archmage, sets out to uncover the mystery behind these concerning events and meets Prince Arren along the way. Arren is the fugitive heir to the Kingdom of Enlad and a seemingly quiet and distressed lad. Wandering aimlessly in an attempt to escape the dark presence haunting him, he decides to tag along Sparrowhawk on his journey. -- -- However, their arrival in the seaside settlement of Hort Town is met with unexpected trouble—Lord Cob, a powerful evil wizard obsessed with eternal life, stands in their way. Forced to confront him, the pair joins forces with Tenar—an old friend of Sparrowhawk—and Therru, the ill-fated orphan girl she took in. But the enemy's cunning hobby of manipulating emotions may just prove to be catastrophic for the young prince. -- -- Set in a magical world, Ged Senki goes beyond the classical battle between the forces of good and evil, as it explores the inner battles of the heart. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Walt Disney Studios -- Movie - Jul 29, 2006 -- 111,570 6.92
Ged Senki -- -- Studio Ghibli -- 1 ep -- Novel -- Adventure Magic Fantasy -- Ged Senki Ged Senki -- Calamities are plaguing the land of Earthsea and dragons have been seen fighting above the clouds—something which has never happened before. Sparrowhawk, a powerful Archmage, sets out to uncover the mystery behind these concerning events and meets Prince Arren along the way. Arren is the fugitive heir to the Kingdom of Enlad and a seemingly quiet and distressed lad. Wandering aimlessly in an attempt to escape the dark presence haunting him, he decides to tag along Sparrowhawk on his journey. -- -- However, their arrival in the seaside settlement of Hort Town is met with unexpected trouble—Lord Cob, a powerful evil wizard obsessed with eternal life, stands in their way. Forced to confront him, the pair joins forces with Tenar—an old friend of Sparrowhawk—and Therru, the ill-fated orphan girl she took in. But the enemy's cunning hobby of manipulating emotions may just prove to be catastrophic for the young prince. -- -- Set in a magical world, Ged Senki goes beyond the classical battle between the forces of good and evil, as it explores the inner battles of the heart. -- -- Movie - Jul 29, 2006 -- 111,570 6.92
Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 1 ep -- Original -- Sci-Fi -- Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai -- A floating space without gravity where an infinite number of lights shine in different colors: The "Box of Wisdom." Inside of this box, there are multiple worlds, multiple timelines, and there used to be many different people. This is where Dual and Dorothy were fighting with enemies called "Viruses." Worlds infected by viruses must be erased. That is the duty, the job of these girls. However, one day, Dual and Dorothy feel the presence of a new Virus. Arriving at the scene, they see a girl being attacked by Viruses. After saving the girl, the duo wait for her to awaken so they can ask who she is, where she came from, and where she is going. Finally, when the girl opened her eyes, she gave her name, Rimo, and whispered only one sentence... "I must return to the flower patch..." -- -- (Source: ANN) -- -- Licensor: -- Ponycan USA -- Movie - Jan 9, 2016 -- 28,224 6.72
Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 -- -- MAPPA -- 12 eps -- Game -- Adventure Fantasy -- Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 -- On the run from the Erste Empire, Gran and the crew of the Grandcypher receive an offer to negotiate a ceasefire. Meeting at the neutral territory of Albion Citadel, they are welcomed and hosted by Vira Lillie: current Lord Commander of Albion and a friend of Katalina Alize from her officer training at Albion. Imperial General Furias grants the Skyfarers an official pardon, but fails to defuse the tense situation. -- -- Given time to unwind, the Skyfarers attend a gala hosted by Vira to celebrate the arrival of the crew. However, tensions run high, as Furias and the Erste delegation remain at Albion even after the negotiations conclude. Learning about the existence of a Primal Beast on the island, the crew is shocked to discover a letter from Katalina announcing her resignation. -- -- While Gran heads off to find their former comrade, Eugen and Rackam decide to investigate the Imperial presence on the island, suspecting a more sinister scheme lying up the Empire's sleeve. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Aniplex of America -- 48,722 6.76
Gundam Build Fighters -- -- Sunrise -- 25 eps -- Original -- Action Sci-Fi Mecha -- Gundam Build Fighters Gundam Build Fighters -- Though Gundam Plastic Models, better known as Gunpla, exploded in popularity with the release of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, their presence faded before resurging with a new purpose. Through the power of Plavsky particles, fans are now able to pit their Gunpla against others in a virtual reality-style battle with the best competing at the annual Gunpla World Tournament. -- -- Sei Iori, whose father was a once finalist in the competition, dreams of one day conquering the contest himself. However, while Sei is an expert Gunpla builder, he lacks the prowess to effectively fight his creations during actual battle. In comes Reiji, a mysterious boy who is curiously ignorant of society but quickly demonstrates to Sei tremendous ability in Gunpla battles. The two boys decide to combine their strengths in order to sweep the Gunpla World Tournament and take the Gunpla world by storm. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Nozomi Entertainment -- 61,184 7.77
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Visual novel -- Action Fantasy Military Historical Shoujo -- Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki -- Another 100 years has passed since the end the end of Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2 (200 years after the original anime). In the past that is, very little time has gone by in the future. One day, Kasuga Nozomi encounters a strange boy at her high school, who sends her across time and space to Kyou, a place in another world that bears a strong resemblance to Kyoto towards the end of the Heian period. There, the Minamoto clan ("Genji"), led by Minamoto no Yoritomo, is at war with the Taira clan ("Heike"), led by Taira no Kiyomori. The Heike hope to defeat the Genji by releasing vengeful spirits to disturb the earth`s natural flow of energy and to terrorize the land. The boy is revealed to be the human form of Hakuryuu, the White Dragon God that protects Kyou, who is weakened by the presence of the vengeful spirits. As the Hakuryuu no Miko (Priestess of the White Dragon God), Nozomi allies herself with the Genji because Hakuryuu cannot send her home until his power is restored... -- -- (Source: AniDB) -- Special - Dec 28, 2007 -- 3,192 6.78
Hataraku Maou-sama! 2nd Season -- -- - -- ? eps -- Light novel -- Comedy Demons Supernatural Romance Fantasy -- Hataraku Maou-sama! 2nd Season Hataraku Maou-sama! 2nd Season -- Second season of Hataraku Maou-sama! -- TV - ??? ??, ???? -- 98,137 N/A -- -- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- -- Madhouse -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Fantasy Magic Romance Shoujo -- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- For this year's Nadeshiko Festival, Sakura Kinomoto's elementary school class is presenting a play. She will portray a princess who struggles to respond to the love confession of the neighboring country's prince. Sakura empathizes with her character all too well, since she herself still owes an answer to the boy who confessed his love for her four months ago. -- -- When cousins Shaoran and Meiling Li return from Hong Kong to pay a surprise visit to their friends in Japan, Sakura receives further encouragement to finally declare her feelings. However, she is repeatedly distracted by a presence reminiscent of a Clow Card as well as unexplained disappearances around town. -- -- Eventually, Sakura learns of another of Clow Reed's creations—the "Nothing"—which was formerly sealed away beneath the magician's old house. It has power equal to all 52 cards Sakura possesses, and furthermore, it wants to take those cards away from her! Objects, space, and people disappear from Tomoeda with each card that is stolen. Sakura sets out to capture the Nothing so everything will return to normal, but what must she sacrifice in the process? -- -- -- Licensor: -- Discotek Media, Geneon Entertainment USA, Nelvana -- Movie - Jul 15, 2000 -- 97,928 8.22
Hataraku Saibou!!: Saikyou no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chou" Oosawagi! -- -- David Production -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Comedy Shounen -- Hataraku Saibou!!: Saikyou no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chou" Oosawagi! Hataraku Saibou!!: Saikyou no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chou" Oosawagi! -- Ippan Saibou is envious of the public praise immune system cells like white blood cells receive for protecting the human body from deadly pathogens. Instead of watching safely from his home, he also wants to be useful and get recognized for his efforts. He soon comes across a group of infantile-looking bacteria getting washed away by a river current. Despite knowing the potential dangers that they hold, he rescues the bacteria and brings them to safety. However, Hakkekkyuu U-1146 picks up the presence of these bacteria and is on the hunt for them. -- -- Meanwhile, somewhere else in the human body is NK Saibou, who is on the lookout for someone. Based on her intel, he is an antigen that the immune system cells have previously encountered, and he may have returned for revenge. -- -- Movie - Sep 5, 2020 -- 19,268 7.25
Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san -- -- Telecom Animation Film -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Romance -- Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san -- High schooler Hayase Nagatoro loves to spend her free time doing one thing, and that is to bully her Senpai! After Nagatoro and her friends stumble upon the aspiring artist's drawings, they find enjoyment in mercilessly bullying the timid Senpai. Nagatoro resolves to continue her cruel game and visits him daily so that she can force Senpai into doing whatever interests her at the time, especially if it makes him uncomfortable. -- -- Slightly aroused by and somewhat fearful of Nagatoro, Senpai is constantly roped into her antics as his interests, hobbies, appearance, and even personality are used against him as she entertains herself at his expense. As time goes on, Senpai realizes that he doesn't dislike Nagatoro's presence, and the two of them develop an uneasy friendship as one patiently puts up with the antics of the other. -- -- 255,538 7.19
Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san -- -- Telecom Animation Film -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Romance -- Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san -- High schooler Hayase Nagatoro loves to spend her free time doing one thing, and that is to bully her Senpai! After Nagatoro and her friends stumble upon the aspiring artist's drawings, they find enjoyment in mercilessly bullying the timid Senpai. Nagatoro resolves to continue her cruel game and visits him daily so that she can force Senpai into doing whatever interests her at the time, especially if it makes him uncomfortable. -- -- Slightly aroused by and somewhat fearful of Nagatoro, Senpai is constantly roped into her antics as his interests, hobbies, appearance, and even personality are used against him as she entertains herself at his expense. As time goes on, Senpai realizes that he doesn't dislike Nagatoro's presence, and the two of them develop an uneasy friendship as one patiently puts up with the antics of the other. -- -- 256,664 7.19
Injuu Alien -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Original -- Action Adventure Hentai Horror Sci-Fi -- Injuu Alien Injuu Alien -- The all female crew of the transport ship Muse is on a mission in deep space. They pick up an SOS signal and discover a derelict space cruiser where all the women have died mysteriously. They take the only survivor, a young woman named Flair, and detonate the ghost ship. However, the danger is just beginning. With Flair on the Muse, the romances between the women begin to take a new turn. One by one, the crewmembers are attacked by a mysterious alien presence, desperate to find a way to reproduce with human women. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- -- Licensor: -- Kitty Media -- OVA - Jan 24, 1997 -- 2,882 5.24
Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku - Kanzenban -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Visual novel -- Demons Fantasy Hentai Horror Supernatural -- Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku - Kanzenban Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku - Kanzenban -- Inyouchuu Shoku Complete Edition is a compilation of both Inyouchuu Shoku episodes with an additional 10 minutes of extra footage at the end with the twins. These extra scenes are credited as "episode 3" in the end credits and constitute this entry. -- -- The demon hunters are back! Mikoto, Sui, and Takeru are sent to investigate a mysterious island where people have been disappearing repeatedly and dark yoma are rumored to be the cause. When the team first arrives it almost feels like a vacation to them, but it doesn't take them long to the feel the presence of something dark and evil... -- OVA - Jun 18, 2010 -- 3,692 6.08
Kamichama Karin -- -- Satelight -- 26 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Fantasy Magic Romance School Shoujo -- Kamichama Karin Kamichama Karin -- Thirteen-year-old Karin Hanazono feels like her life can't get any worse, Her parents died when she was younger, leaving her with an aunt who doesn't hesitate to call her stupid and useless over her poor grades. Her only friend, her cat named Shii-chan, passed away recently, leaving her completely alone. All she has left of her parents is a ring given to her by her mother, which she treasures dearly as the sole thing left of her past. -- -- Kamichama Karin begins the moment her life takes a turn for the better, when she is approached by Himeka Kuujou, a cute girl who has also lost her parents, and Kazune Kuujou, her cousin who finds girls to be troublesome, both of whom are searching for a goddess. Her mother's memento ring shines brightly in their presence and fills her with its radiance, making her smarter, faster, and capable of granting wishes. It turns out that her ring allows her to become the very goddess they were looking for, and now that she has awakened that power, others will come after her for it… -- TV - Apr 6, 2007 -- 44,707 7.25
Kanojo, Okarishimasu -- -- TMS Entertainment -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Romance School Shounen -- Kanojo, Okarishimasu Kanojo, Okarishimasu -- Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the bright and sunny Mami Nanami. But suddenly, he doesn't. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him utterly heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to soothe the pain, he hires a rental girlfriend through an online app. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her unparalleled beauty and cute demeanor, manages to gain Kazuya's affection. -- -- But after reading similar experiences other customers had had with Chizuru, Kazuya believes her warm smile and caring personality were all just an act to toy with his heart, and he rates her poorly. Aggravated, Chizuru lambastes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing her true pert and hot-tempered self. This one-sided exchange is cut short, however, when Kazuya finds out that his grandmother has collapsed. -- -- They dash toward the hospital and find Kazuya's grandmother already in good condition. Baffled by Chizuru's presence, she asks who this girl might be. On impulse, Kazuya promptly declares that they are lovers, forcing Chizuru to play the part. But with Kazuya still hung up on his previous relationship with Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up their act? -- -- 519,024 7.37
Karin -- -- J.C.Staff -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Supernatural Romance Vampire School Shounen -- Karin Karin -- Vampires—supernatural beings that feed on the life essence of the unsuspecting at night—have been around for centuries. However, high schooler Karin Maaka is unusual, even among her own kind. Unlike her vampire family, ever since she was a child, Karin has suffered from polycythemia: a rare disorder which causes her to periodically produce excessive amounts of blood. And the more blood she produces, the more anemic and lightheaded she gets, ultimately leading to frequent nosebleeds. -- -- Her only solution? Force her excess blood onto random strangers, which surprisingly causes these "victims" to become livelier and happier than before. With her siblings—Anju, her reserved yet affectionate younger sister, and Ren, her womanizing elder brother—helping her abilities remain a secret by altering the affected humans' memories, no one is the wiser. That is, until Karin's newly transferred classmate, Kenta Usui, finds her behavior suspicious. And to make matters even more complicated, Karin feels her blood reacting unusually to Kenta's presence. -- -- 156,832 7.15
Karin -- -- J.C.Staff -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Supernatural Romance Vampire School Shounen -- Karin Karin -- Vampires—supernatural beings that feed on the life essence of the unsuspecting at night—have been around for centuries. However, high schooler Karin Maaka is unusual, even among her own kind. Unlike her vampire family, ever since she was a child, Karin has suffered from polycythemia: a rare disorder which causes her to periodically produce excessive amounts of blood. And the more blood she produces, the more anemic and lightheaded she gets, ultimately leading to frequent nosebleeds. -- -- Her only solution? Force her excess blood onto random strangers, which surprisingly causes these "victims" to become livelier and happier than before. With her siblings—Anju, her reserved yet affectionate younger sister, and Ren, her womanizing elder brother—helping her abilities remain a secret by altering the affected humans' memories, no one is the wiser. That is, until Karin's newly transferred classmate, Kenta Usui, finds her behavior suspicious. And to make matters even more complicated, Karin feels her blood reacting unusually to Kenta's presence. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation, Geneon Entertainment USA -- 156,832 7.15
Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen -- -- ufotable -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Demons Historical Shounen Supernatural -- Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen -- After a string of mysterious disappearances begin to plague a train, the Demon Slayer Corps' multiple attempts to remedy the problem prove fruitless. To prevent further casualties, the flame pillar, Kyoujurou Rengoku, takes it upon himself to eliminate the threat. Accompanying him are some of the Corps' most promising new blood: Tanjirou Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira, who all hope to witness the fiery feats of this model demon slayer firsthand. -- -- Unbeknownst to them, the demonic forces responsible for the disappearances have already put their sinister plan in motion. Under this demonic presence, the group must muster every ounce of their willpower and draw their swords to save all two hundred passengers onboard. Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen delves into the deepest corners of Tanjirou's mind, putting his resolve and commitment to duty to the test. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Aniplex of America -- Movie - Oct 16, 2020 -- 400,828 8.72
Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen -- -- ufotable -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Demons Historical Shounen Supernatural -- Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen -- After a string of mysterious disappearances begin to plague a train, the Demon Slayer Corps' multiple attempts to remedy the problem prove fruitless. To prevent further casualties, the flame pillar, Kyoujurou Rengoku, takes it upon himself to eliminate the threat. Accompanying him are some of the Corps' most promising new blood: Tanjirou Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira, who all hope to witness the fiery feats of this model demon slayer firsthand. -- -- Unbeknownst to them, the demonic forces responsible for the disappearances have already put their sinister plan in motion. Under this demonic presence, the group must muster every ounce of their willpower and draw their swords to save all two hundred passengers onboard. Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen delves into the deepest corners of Tanjirou's mind, putting his resolve and commitment to duty to the test. -- -- Movie - Oct 16, 2020 -- 400,828 8.72
Kimi ni Todoke -- -- Production I.G -- 25 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Drama Romance School Shoujo -- Kimi ni Todoke Kimi ni Todoke -- Known for her semblance to the Sadako character of The Ring series, Sawako Kuronuma is given the nickname "Sadako" and misunderstood to be frightening and malicious like her fictional counterpart, despite having a timid and sweet nature. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, Sawako is naturally drawn to the cheerful and friendly Shouta Kazehaya, the most popular boy in her class. From their first meeting, Sawako has admired Kazehaya's ability to be the center of attention and aspires to be like him. -- -- When Kazehaya organizes a test of courage for the entire class and encourages her to attend, Sawako sees this as an opportunity to get along with her classmates, starting with Ayane Yano and Chizuru Yoshida. Through each new encounter and emotion she experiences, Sawako believes that meeting Kazehaya has changed her for the better. Little does Sawako know, her presence has also changed Kazehaya. -- -- -- Licensor: -- NIS America, Inc. -- 679,229 8.01
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon -- -- Kyoto Animation -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Fantasy -- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon -- As Kobayashi sets off for another day at work, she opens her apartment door only to be met by an unusually frightening sight—the head of a dragon, staring at her from across the balcony. The dragon immediately transforms into a cute, busty, and energetic young girl dressed in a maid outfit, introducing herself as Tooru. -- -- It turns out that the stoic programmer had come across the dragon the previous night on a drunken excursion to the mountains, and since the mythical beast had nowhere else to go, she had offered the creature a place to stay in her home. Thus, Tooru had arrived to cash in on the offer, ready to repay her savior's kindness by working as her personal maidservant. Though deeply regretful of her words and hesitant to follow through on her promise, a mix of guilt and Tooru's incredible dragon abilities convinces Kobayashi to take the girl in. -- -- Despite being extremely efficient at her job, the maid's unorthodox methods of housekeeping often end up horrifying Kobayashi and at times bring more trouble than help. Furthermore, the circumstances behind the dragon's arrival on Earth seem to be much more complicated than at first glance, as Tooru bears some heavy emotions and painful memories. To top it all off, Tooru's presence ends up attracting several other mythical beings to her new home, bringing in a host of eccentric personalities. Although Kobayashi makes her best effort to handle the crazy situation that she has found herself in, nothing has prepared her for this new life with a dragon maid. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 826,046 8.01
Kuroko no Basket -- -- Production I.G -- 25 eps -- Manga -- Comedy School Shounen Sports -- Kuroko no Basket Kuroko no Basket -- Teikou Junior High School's basketball team is crowned champion three years in a row thanks to five outstanding players who, with their breathtaking and unique skills, leave opponents in despair and fans in admiration. However, after graduating, these teammates, known as "The Generation of Miracles", go their separate ways and now consider each other as rivals. -- -- At Seirin High School, two newly recruited freshmen prove that they are not ordinary basketball players: Taiga Kagami, a promising player returning from the US, and Tetsuya Kuroko, a seemingly ordinary student whose lack of presence allows him to move around unnoticed. Although Kuroko is neither athletic nor able to score any points, he was a member of Teikou's basketball team, where he played as the "Phantom Sixth Man," who easily passed the ball and assisted his teammates. -- -- Kuroko no Basket follows the journey of Seirin's players as they attempt to become the best Japanese high school team by winning the Interhigh Championship. To reach their goal, they have to cross pathways with several powerful teams, some of which have one of the five players with godlike abilities, whom Kuroko and Taiga make a pact to defeat. -- -- 861,881 8.13
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Fading Light of Zeon -- -- Sunrise -- 1 ep -- Original -- Action Sci-Fi Adventure Space Mecha -- Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Fading Light of Zeon Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Fading Light of Zeon -- U.C. 0083 - Three years after the end of the catastrophic One Year War, peace on Earth and the colonies is shattered by the presence of the Delaz Fleet, a rogue Zeon military group loyal to the ideals of the late dictator Gihren Zabi. Delaz Fleet`s ace pilot Anavel Gato, once hailed as "The Nightmare of Solomon", infiltrates the Federation`s Torrington base in Australia and steals the nuclear-armed Gundam GP02A "Physalis" prototype. Rookie pilot Kou Uraki - with the aid of Anaheim Electronics engineer Nina Purpleton and the crew of the carrier Albion - pilots the Gundam GP01 "Zephyranthes" prototype in an attempt to recover the stolen Gundam unit and prevent another war from breaking out. -- -- (Source: AniDB) -- -- Licensor: -- Nozomi Entertainment -- Movie - Aug 29, 1992 -- 7,330 6.68
Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Shounen Supernatural -- Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu -- The fierce battle between Meliodas, the captain of the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Great Holy Knight Hendrickson has devastating consequences. Armed with the fragments necessary for the revival of the Demon Clan, Hendrickson breaks the seal, allowing the Commandments to escape, all of whom are mighty warriors working directly under the Demon King himself. Through a mysterious connection, Meliodas instantly identifies them; likewise, the 10 Commandments, too, seem to sense his presence. -- -- As the demons leave a path of destruction in their wake, the Seven Deadly Sins must find a way to stop them before the Demon Clan drowns Britannia in blood and terror. -- -- 805,106 7.78
Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja -- -- Studio Pierrot -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Adventure Super Power Martial Arts Shounen -- Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja -- Returning home to Konohagakure, the young ninja celebrate defeating a group of supposed Akatsuki members. Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno, however, feel differently. Naruto is jealous of his comrades' congratulatory families, wishing for the presence of his own parents. Sakura, on the other hand, is angry at her embarrassing parents, and wishes for no parents at all. The two clash over their opposing ideals, but are faced with a more pressing matter when the masked Madara Uchiha suddenly appears and transports them to an alternate world. -- -- In this world, Sakura's parents are considered heroes—for they gave their lives to protect Konohagakure from the Nine-Tailed Fox attack 10 years ago. Consequently, Naruto's parents, Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, are alive and well. Unable to return home or find the masked Madara, Naruto and Sakura stay in this new world and enjoy the changes they have always longed for. All seems well for the two ninja, until an unexpected threat emerges that pushes Naruto and Sakura to not only fight for the Konohagakure of the alternate world, but also to find a way back to their own. -- -- -- Licensor: -- VIZ Media -- Movie - Jul 28, 2012 -- 236,652 7.66
Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja -- -- Studio Pierrot -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Action Adventure Super Power Martial Arts Shounen -- Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja -- Returning home to Konohagakure, the young ninja celebrate defeating a group of supposed Akatsuki members. Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno, however, feel differently. Naruto is jealous of his comrades' congratulatory families, wishing for the presence of his own parents. Sakura, on the other hand, is angry at her embarrassing parents, and wishes for no parents at all. The two clash over their opposing ideals, but are faced with a more pressing matter when the masked Madara Uchiha suddenly appears and transports them to an alternate world. -- -- In this world, Sakura's parents are considered heroes—for they gave their lives to protect Konohagakure from the Nine-Tailed Fox attack 10 years ago. Consequently, Naruto's parents, Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, are alive and well. Unable to return home or find the masked Madara, Naruto and Sakura stay in this new world and enjoy the changes they have always longed for. All seems well for the two ninja, until an unexpected threat emerges that pushes Naruto and Sakura to not only fight for the Konohagakure of the alternate world, but also to find a way back to their own. -- -- Movie - Jul 28, 2012 -- 236,652 7.66
Occultic;Nine -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 12 eps -- Light novel -- Sci-Fi Mystery -- Occultic;Nine Occultic;Nine -- A blog disproving the supernatural, co-run by NEET teenager Yuuta Gamon and his enthusiastic best friend Ryouka Narusawa, becomes the catalyst that would bring together a group of people who supposedly have nothing to do with each other. -- -- These individuals include high school fortune teller Miyuu Aikawa, who joins Yuuta to work on the blog; realist Sarai Hashigami, who is stunned when tragedy strikes his family; doujin artist Ririka Nishizono, who has an uncanny ability to predict the future with her art; black magic practitioner and local curse expert Aria Kurenaino and her ghostly friend; Shun Moritsuka, a seemingly childish otaku detective; and reporter Touko Sumikaze. -- -- As this unlikely group, bound only by the strings of fate, find their way to each other, they are confronted with murder and other events that are shrouded by the presence of the supernatural. They must band together to solve the mysteries interlacing the city and their lives. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Aniplex of America -- 170,474 6.93
Re: Cutey Honey -- -- Gainax, Toei Animation -- 3 eps -- Manga -- Action Sci-Fi Comedy Ecchi Shoujo Ai -- Re: Cutey Honey Re: Cutey Honey -- A mysterious organization known as Panther Claw make their presence known by terrorizing Tokyo and giving the cops a run for their money. Police are further baffled by the appearance of a lone cosplaying vigilante who thwarts all of Panther Claw's evil schemes before disappearing. That cosplayer is Honey Kisaragi, the result of the late Professor Kisaragi's prize experiment. A master of disguise, Honey can magically alter her physical appearance and outfits. But with a push of the heart-shaped button on her choker, she transforms herself into Cutie Honey, the scantily-clad, sword-wielding warrior of love and justice. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- OVA - Jul 24, 2004 -- 23,240 7.11
Robot Carnival -- -- APPP -- 1 ep -- Original -- Sci-Fi Fantasy Mecha -- Robot Carnival Robot Carnival -- 9 of Japan's leading animators were asked to create a short segment that followed the theme of "Robots," for their inclusion in this film. Essentially, this "movie" is 9 short films, all independant of one another. The common element is human interaction with robots, namely the consequences of creating life with one's own hands, played in nine very different ways. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- -- 1: Opening (Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo) -- 2: Franken's Gears (Koji Morimoto) -- 3: Deprive (Hidetoshi Omori) -- 4: Presence (Yasuomi Umetsu) -- 5: Star Light Angel (Hiroyuki Kitazume) -- 6: Cloud (Mao Lamdo) -- 7: A Tale of Two Robots (Hiroyuki Kitakubo) -- 8: Nightmare (Takashi Nakamura) -- 9: Ending (Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo) -- -- Licensor: -- Discotek Media -- OVA - Jul 21, 1987 -- 17,397 7.27
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 11 eps -- Light novel -- Harem Comedy Romance Ecchi School -- Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ -- After finally completing the first route of his visual novel, Blessing Software's producer Tomoya Aki is optimistic about the future of his team and achieving their goal of creating the best game of the season. -- -- However, they still have a long way to go. For one, Megumi Katou still has an incredibly flat personality and is unable to fit the role of Tomoya's ideal heroine. The other members of Blessing Software, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Utaha Kasumigaoka, and Michiru Hyoudou, often forget she is even there due to her lack of presence and character. -- -- Throughout the development of their game, Blessing Software learns the struggles of working in an industry where deadlines must be met and edits are made constantly, and the hardships of working in a group setting. -- -- 254,378 7.79
Senjou no Valkyria -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 26 eps -- Game -- Action Military Romance -- Senjou no Valkyria Senjou no Valkyria -- In its expansion west to gain resources, the Europan Imperial Alliance invades the neutral Principality of Gallia, seeking to take control of its vast Ragnite deposits. Their strategic advantage, technological superiority, and military might make opposition nonexistent, so they steamroll through the border of the sleepy principality with ease. -- -- As Imperial forces run through his quiet hometown, Welkin Gunther and his younger sister Isara jump into action, banding with the leader of the local militia to push the occupational forces out of the village. Quickly retreating to the Gallian capital, they are organized into a unit with the remnants of the militia, tasked with assisting in repelling the Imperial presence from the country. -- -- Though unfamiliar with war, the newly formed Squad Seven must defend their country from annexation. But as the battle rages on through the streets of Gallia, ancient secrets will bring the team closer than they'd ever anticipated. -- -- TV - Apr 5, 2009 -- 117,677 7.61
Serial Experiments Lain -- -- Triangle Staff -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Drama Mystery Psychological Sci-Fi Supernatural -- Serial Experiments Lain Serial Experiments Lain -- Lain Iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteen-year-old, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate Chisa Yomoda—the very same Chisa who recently committed suicide. Lain has neither the desire nor the experience to handle even basic technology; yet, when the technophobe opens the email, it leads her straight into the Wired, a virtual world of communication networks similar to what we know as the internet. Lain's life is turned upside down as she begins to encounter cryptic mysteries one after another. Strange men called the Men in Black begin to appear wherever she goes, asking her questions and somehow knowing more about her than even she herself knows. With the boundaries between reality and cyberspace rapidly blurring, Lain is plunged into more surreal and bizarre events where identity, consciousness, and perception are concepts that take on new meanings. -- -- Written by Chiaki J. Konaka, whose other works include Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain is a psychological avant-garde mystery series that follows Lain as she makes crucial choices that will affect both the real world and the Wired. In closing one world and opening another, only Lain will realize the significance of their presence. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation, Geneon Entertainment USA -- 506,288 8.04
Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha Da! - Sakuragi Hanamichi -- -- Toei Animation -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Sports Drama School Shounen -- Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha Da! - Sakuragi Hanamichi Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha Da! - Sakuragi Hanamichi -- Set during the Inter High Championships, Shohoku take on Tsukubu, one of this year's dark horses. It's a clash of acquaintances as Anzai will face his former student which is now the coach of Tsukubu, while Akagi & Kogure meet Godai their former classmate and Tsukubu's captain. Finally Sakuragi is irked by the presence of Nango, Tsukubu's center, who vies for Haruko's attention. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- Movie - Aug 20, 1994 -- 12,919 7.55
Slayers -- -- E&G Films -- 26 eps -- Light novel -- Adventure Comedy Demons Magic Fantasy -- Slayers Slayers -- Powerful, avaricious sorceress Lina Inverse travels around the world, stealing treasures from bandits who cross her path. Her latest victims, a band of thieves, wait in ambush in a forest, thirsting for revenge. When Lina is about to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers, the swordsman Gourry Gabriev suddenly announces his presence. Assuming Lina to be a damsel in distress, the foolish yet magnanimous man confronts the brigands in order to rescue her. After defeating them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina to Atlas City. Though not very keen on this idea, she ends up accepting his offer. -- -- However, without realizing it, Lina has chanced upon a mighty magical item among her most recent spoils. Now two mysterious men are hunting the young magician and her self-proclaimed guardian to obtain this powerful object for apparently nefarious purposes. This way they begin their adventure, one where the fate of the world itself may be at stake. -- -- 119,032 7.75
Slayers -- -- E&G Films -- 26 eps -- Light novel -- Adventure Comedy Demons Magic Fantasy -- Slayers Slayers -- Powerful, avaricious sorceress Lina Inverse travels around the world, stealing treasures from bandits who cross her path. Her latest victims, a band of thieves, wait in ambush in a forest, thirsting for revenge. When Lina is about to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers, the swordsman Gourry Gabriev suddenly announces his presence. Assuming Lina to be a damsel in distress, the foolish yet magnanimous man confronts the brigands in order to rescue her. After defeating them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina to Atlas City. Though not very keen on this idea, she ends up accepting his offer. -- -- However, without realizing it, Lina has chanced upon a mighty magical item among her most recent spoils. Now two mysterious men are hunting the young magician and her self-proclaimed guardian to obtain this powerful object for apparently nefarious purposes. This way they begin their adventure, one where the fate of the world itself may be at stake. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Central Park Media, Enoki Films, Funimation -- 119,032 7.75
Sousei no Aquarion -- -- Production Reed, Satelight -- 26 eps -- Original -- Action Mecha Romance Super Power Supernatural Sci-Fi -- Sousei no Aquarion Sousei no Aquarion -- Once upon a time, a race known as the Shadow Angels attacked Earth to harvest the life force of all those who inhabited the planet. Thanks to some outrageous miracle, the Shadow Angels went dormant, and humanity was able to live another 12,000 years without fearing their presence. But 11 years after a catastrophe dubbed the Holy Genesis brought ruin to the Earth, the Shadow Angels were stirred from their slumber and resumed the attacks once more. -- -- To give humanity somewhat of a chance, an organization known as DEAVA was formed, and use of a robotic weapon named Aquarion has been authorized. In order for the Aquarion to be brought to full power, three pilots must combine their hearts, bodies, and souls into one—a feat few can hope to accomplish. Thus, the search for so-called 'Element Users' was prioritised, hoping to ensure humanity's future. -- -- Sousei no Aquarion follows the story of Apollo, a near-feral young man brought up in poverty, who is believed to be a legendary hero reincarnated. After his best friend is taken by the Shadow Angels, Apollo chooses to become an Aquarion pilot. Will he be able to turn the tides of the war, and free humanity from the threat of the Shadow Angels for once and for all? -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- TV - Apr 5, 2005 -- 67,664 7.11
Sousei no Aquarion -- -- Production Reed, Satelight -- 26 eps -- Original -- Action Mecha Romance Super Power Supernatural Sci-Fi -- Sousei no Aquarion Sousei no Aquarion -- Once upon a time, a race known as the Shadow Angels attacked Earth to harvest the life force of all those who inhabited the planet. Thanks to some outrageous miracle, the Shadow Angels went dormant, and humanity was able to live another 12,000 years without fearing their presence. But 11 years after a catastrophe dubbed the Holy Genesis brought ruin to the Earth, the Shadow Angels were stirred from their slumber and resumed the attacks once more. -- -- To give humanity somewhat of a chance, an organization known as DEAVA was formed, and use of a robotic weapon named Aquarion has been authorized. In order for the Aquarion to be brought to full power, three pilots must combine their hearts, bodies, and souls into one—a feat few can hope to accomplish. Thus, the search for so-called 'Element Users' was prioritised, hoping to ensure humanity's future. -- -- Sousei no Aquarion follows the story of Apollo, a near-feral young man brought up in poverty, who is believed to be a legendary hero reincarnated. After his best friend is taken by the Shadow Angels, Apollo chooses to become an Aquarion pilot. Will he be able to turn the tides of the war, and free humanity from the threat of the Shadow Angels for once and for all? -- TV - Apr 5, 2005 -- 67,664 7.11
Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula -- -- - -- 8 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Horror Supernatural Vampire -- Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula -- After living in Transylvania for several years, "Earl Dracula" (as Osamu Tezuka's official website calls him in English) has moved to Japan. In the Nerima Ward of Tokyo, he and his daughter, Chocola, and faithful servant Igor have taken up residence in an old-Western style house. -- -- While Chocola attends Junior High School, Earl Dracula is desperate to drink the blood of beautiful virgin women; an appropriate meal for a vampire of his stature. However, each night that Earl Dracula goes out on the prowl he finds himself getting involved in some kind of disturbance which leads to him causing various trouble for the local residents. With nobody in Japan believing in vampires, his very presence causes trouble amongst the people in town. -- TV - Apr 5, 1982 -- 1,934 6.08
Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season -- -- Pierrot Plus, Studio Pierrot -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Action Drama Horror Mystery Psychological Seinen Supernatural -- Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season -- After the conclusion of the Tsukiyama Family Extermination Operation, the members of the Commission of Counter Ghouls (CCG) have grown exponentially in power and continue to pursue their goal of exterminating every ghoul in Japan. Having resigned from Quinx Squad, the now seemingly emotionless Haise Sasaki begins taking on more and more tasks from the CCG with no regard to the difficulty. Despite his vacant expressions, Ken Kaneki's memories are resurfacing in Haise, leaving him in a state of internal conflict. Meanwhile, his new coldhearted behavior is affecting the people around him. Quinx Squad are left in shambles, having to cope with the death of one of their members without the support of their former mentor. -- -- Amidst this turmoil, both Quinx Squad and Haise must continue to fulfill their duties to the CCG, whether willingly or not. However, the presence of a mysterious group behind the CCG has been made known to Haise, and certain whispers of corruption have not gone unheard by the Quinx Squad as well. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 521,694 6.35
Vampire in the Garden -- -- Wit Studio -- ? eps -- Original -- Vampire -- Vampire in the Garden Vampire in the Garden -- Once, vampires and humans lived in harmony. Now, a young girl and a vampire queen will search for that Paradise once again. In the divided world of the future, two girls want to do the forbidden: the human wants to play the violin, and the vampire wants to see a wider world. -- -- (Source: Netflix, edited) -- ONA - ??? ??, 2021 -- 2,514 N/AKyuuketsuki Sugu Shinu -- -- Madhouse -- ? eps -- Manga -- Comedy Supernatural Vampire Shounen -- Kyuuketsuki Sugu Shinu Kyuuketsuki Sugu Shinu -- Vampires are said to have many weaknesses such as garlic, crosses, and sunlight. Game-loving vampire lord Draluc just so happens to be weak to... everything. He dies, turning into a pile of ash, at the slightest shock. -- -- After Vampire Hunter Ronaldo learned of a castle inhabited by a vampire rumoured to have kidnapped a kid, he went there intending to take the devil down. However, the vampire turned out to be Draluc, a wimp who keeps turning into ash at the smallest things. Moreover, the kid wasn't being held captive—he was just using the "haunted house" as his personal playground! -- -- When his castle is destroyed, Draluc moves into Ronaldo's office, much to the other's chagrin. Despite their differences, they must try to work together to defend themselves from rogue vampires, Ronaldo's murderous editor, investigators, and more—with Draluc dying continuously along the way. -- -- (Source: MU, amended) -- TV - Oct ??, 2021 -- 2,018 N/A -- -- Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula -- -- - -- 8 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Horror Supernatural Vampire -- Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula -- After living in Transylvania for several years, "Earl Dracula" (as Osamu Tezuka's official website calls him in English) has moved to Japan. In the Nerima Ward of Tokyo, he and his daughter, Chocola, and faithful servant Igor have taken up residence in an old-Western style house. -- -- While Chocola attends Junior High School, Earl Dracula is desperate to drink the blood of beautiful virgin women; an appropriate meal for a vampire of his stature. However, each night that Earl Dracula goes out on the prowl he finds himself getting involved in some kind of disturbance which leads to him causing various trouble for the local residents. With nobody in Japan believing in vampires, his very presence causes trouble amongst the people in town. -- TV - Apr 5, 1982 -- 1,934 6.08
W-Tails Cat: A Strange Presence -- -- - -- 7 eps -- Other -- Action Military Sci-Fi Hentai Police Mecha -- W-Tails Cat: A Strange Presence W-Tails Cat: A Strange Presence -- A hentai based on Shirow Masamune's W-TAILS CAT art books. -- ONA - May 7, 2013 -- 309 N/A -- -- Sakana no Kuni -- -- - -- 1 ep -- - -- Military -- Sakana no Kuni Sakana no Kuni -- Short movie with Fish. -- Movie - ??? ??, 1928 -- 305 5.35
Yami Shibai 6 -- -- ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 6 Yami Shibai 6 -- Late at night, in a clearing within a dark fog-filled forest, there sits a kamishibai storyboard. A visitor approaches, and suddenly, the fog recedes. A shape begins to take form beside the board—this figure is the masked Storyteller, who once again starts to spin tales of horror and despair. -- -- The events described in these macabre tales might happen to anyone, even your neighbors or friends: a group of girls bully one of their members in a cave, only to find themselves the victims of a dark presence; a boy with scopophobia moves to the countryside, but he still cannot escape the eyes of others; a man has a window that won't stay closed, and is the recipient of strange phone calls; and a salaryman steals an umbrella on a rainy day, but this seemingly insignificant act leads to consequences he never expected. Visitors may enjoy the Storyteller's offerings, but they should also be vigilant so that they don't wind up as the subjects of his next story. -- -- 14,635 6.15
Yami Shibai 7 -- -- DRAWIZ, ILCA -- 13 eps -- Original -- Dementia Horror Supernatural -- Yami Shibai 7 Yami Shibai 7 -- A rusted door opens to a decrepit apartment filled with darkness. Inside, the masked Storyteller waits to spin more twisted tales of horror, inviting all to listen. -- -- In one story, a woman is tormented by her past sins; in another, a man visits a chilling art exhibit, where things quickly go awry when he ignores the warnings regarding taking photographs. That is not all, though—an unsuspecting woman hears strange noises from her veranda, but when her boyfriend investigates, he receives the shock of his life; a lady receives a frantic call from her sister, who begs her to come to a phone booth, but when she arrives, she realizes that things are not as they appear; and a man looks for one of his belongings in his little sister's room, only to soon discover that a malevolent presence lives there. The Storyteller is all too eager to share these tales, which will no doubt shock and terrify his audience. -- -- 12,990 5.93
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters -- -- Gallop -- 224 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Game Shounen -- Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters -- Legend says that the enigmatic Millennium Puzzle will grant one wish to whoever deciphers its ancient secrets. Upon solving it, high school student Yuugi Mutou unleashes "another Yuugi," a peculiar presence contained inside. Now, whenever he is faced with a dilemma, this mysterious alter ego makes an appearance and aids him in his troubles. -- -- Wishing to unravel the mystery behind this strange spirit, Yuugi and his companions find themselves competing with several opponents in "Duel Monsters," a challenging card game used by people seeking to steal the Millennium Puzzle in a desperate attempt to harness the great power within. As the questions pile on, it is not long before they figure out that there is more than pride on the line in these duels. -- -- -- Licensor: -- 4Kids Entertainment, Flatiron Film Company -- TV - Apr 18, 2000 -- 305,061 7.46
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters -- -- Gallop -- 224 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Game Shounen -- Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters -- Legend says that the enigmatic Millennium Puzzle will grant one wish to whoever deciphers its ancient secrets. Upon solving it, high school student Yuugi Mutou unleashes "another Yuugi," a peculiar presence contained inside. Now, whenever he is faced with a dilemma, this mysterious alter ego makes an appearance and aids him in his troubles. -- -- Wishing to unravel the mystery behind this strange spirit, Yuugi and his companions find themselves competing with several opponents in "Duel Monsters," a challenging card game used by people seeking to steal the Millennium Puzzle in a desperate attempt to harness the great power within. As the questions pile on, it is not long before they figure out that there is more than pride on the line in these duels. -- -- TV - Apr 18, 2000 -- 305,061 7.46
Yumekui Merry -- -- J.C.Staff -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Action Supernatural -- Yumekui Merry Yumekui Merry -- Yumekui Merry begins with Yumeji Fujiwara, a seemingly average high school student. But ten years ago, Yumeji gained the ability to see the dream auras of other people around him. This ability allows Yumeji to predict what type of dreams people are likely to have next. The dreams of others may not be a mystery to Yumeji, but his own dreams have recently left him puzzled. In dream after dream, Yumeji has been pursued by an army of cats lead by John Doe, who claims he needs Yumeji's body to enter the real world. -- -- These strange occurrences get stranger when Yumeji meets Nightmare Merry, a dream demon seeking to return to her own world. Using his powers, Yumeji decides to assist Merry in getting back home. But Merry's very presence in the real world means that the barrier separating dreams and reality has been broken, and not all of the dream demons intend to come to Earth peacefully... -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- TV - Jan 7, 2011 -- 124,320 6.94
Yumekui Merry -- -- J.C.Staff -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Action Supernatural -- Yumekui Merry Yumekui Merry -- Yumekui Merry begins with Yumeji Fujiwara, a seemingly average high school student. But ten years ago, Yumeji gained the ability to see the dream auras of other people around him. This ability allows Yumeji to predict what type of dreams people are likely to have next. The dreams of others may not be a mystery to Yumeji, but his own dreams have recently left him puzzled. In dream after dream, Yumeji has been pursued by an army of cats lead by John Doe, who claims he needs Yumeji's body to enter the real world. -- -- These strange occurrences get stranger when Yumeji meets Nightmare Merry, a dream demon seeking to return to her own world. Using his powers, Yumeji decides to assist Merry in getting back home. But Merry's very presence in the real world means that the barrier separating dreams and reality has been broken, and not all of the dream demons intend to come to Earth peacefully... -- TV - Jan 7, 2011 -- 124,320 6.94
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! -- -- TYO Animations -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Comedy School Shoujo Ai Slice of Life -- Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! -- The members of the Amusement Club are back with more of Kyouko Toshinou's antics, Chinatsu Yoshikawa's schemes, Yui Funami's retorts, and Akari Akaza's small social presence as they strive to make each day as fun as the last! Whether the activity is an arm wrestling contest or making pancakes together, the group of entertainment-seekers are sure to give it their all. -- -- The club members are often joined by their friends in the Student Council, who know how to have a good time as well. While it can get a little chaotic when all eight girls get together, it sure doesn't stop them from meeting up and having fun! -- -- 101,642 7.94
Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho -- -- Studio Pierrot -- 112 eps -- Manga -- Action Comedy Demons Supernatural Martial Arts Shounen -- Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho -- One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent with a dim future, gets a miraculous chance to turn it all around when he throws himself in front of a moving car to save a young boy. His ultimate sacrifice is so out of character that the authorities of the spirit realm are not yet prepared to let him pass on. Koenma, heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke an opportunity to regain his life through completion of a series of tasks. With the guidance of the death god Botan, he is to thwart evil presences on Earth as a Spirit Detective. -- -- To help him on his venture, Yuusuke enlists ex-rival Kazuma Kuwabara, and two demons, Hiei and Kurama, who have criminal pasts. Together, they train and battle against enemies who would threaten humanity's very existence. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- TV - Oct 10, 1992 -- 500,430 8.45
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