Quotes by Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe

Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe

Other Great Authors


It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders.

Ben Stein

We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.

Jose Narosky

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

Paul Valery

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishment - there are consequences.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Gustav Jung

Sometimes the biggest risk you can take is not taking a risk.

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Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole.

William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 4 scene 1 »