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

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Nature is neutral. Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom only in men's souls.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

Frank Zappa

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual I'm too abstract I think too much.

Newt Gingrich

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.

Horace Mann

If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

Michelangelo Buonarroti »

Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.

MacKenzie King »

He who neglects to drink from the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance.

Ling Po, Chinese, 701-762 »