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Quotes of the Day for 8 October 2001 – Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert was born at Tacoma, Washington on this day in 1920. Of his thirty books I've read a half dozen, but I've read Dune a dozen times.

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The quotes:

Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security.

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

What do you despise? By this are you truly known.

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

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
     - All today's quotes are from Frank Herbert, 1920 - 1986

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