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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
From his novel: “Dune
[The lessons we learn from our parents last a lifetime.  In my case, from my single parent.  Happy Birthday to my mother.  Love Always, your son Kevin  —  KMAB]
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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
From his novel: “Dune
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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
From his book: “Dune
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A world is supported by four things… the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valour of the brave.  But all of these are as nothing… without a ruler who knows the art of ruling.  Make that the science of your tradition!
    —    Frank Herbert
[From his SciFi novel: “Dune
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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 the of thy needs.
   —   Frank Herbert
From his SciFi novel: “Dune
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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
From his classic SciFi novel: “Dune
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