Frank Herbert

Author of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and 30+ Books

Frank Herbert

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Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed American science fiction author with commercial success. He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. Set in the distant future and taking place over the millennia, the Dune saga dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely regarded as one of the classics in the field of science fiction....READ MORE

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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.

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.

There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.

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A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.

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.

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

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