Frank Herbert Quotes

Most popular Frank Herbert Quotes

Every judgment teeters on the brink of error.

judging error

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

uncertainty

The day hums sweetly when you have enough bees working for you.
— Frank Herbert Dune
To stand alone against all adversity is the most sacred moment of existence.

adversity

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

wealth

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
— Frank Herbert
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
— Frank Herbert
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.  Seek discipline and find your liberty.

discipline

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

progress

When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way.
— Frank Herbert Dune

religion and politics

There should be a science of discontent.  People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
— Frank Herbert Dune

adversity discontent

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
There is probably no more terrible instance of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man — with human flesh.
— Frank Herbert

father

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

power

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.

knowledge

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.

future