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

Frank Herbert (1920-1986) American writer
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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 (1920-1986) American writer
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Beware of the Truth. If you find a truth it can demand that you make painful changes.

Frank Herbert (1920-1986) American writer
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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 (1920-1986) American writer
Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)
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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 in 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 (1920-1986) American writer
Children of Dune
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