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    Humans are different in private than in the presence of others. While the private persona merges into the social persona in varying degrees, the union is never complete. Something is always held back.
    — Brian Herbert
    No person can ever know everything that is in the heart of another. We are all Face Dancers in our souls.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: people  heart  soul 
     
    Fear invites aggression- do not show it to a predator.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: fear 
     
    In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: hero  battle 
     
    Wounds make better lessons than lectures.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: lessons 
     
    Freedom is an elusive concept. Some men hold themselves prisoner even when they have the power to do as they please and go where they choose, while others are free in their hearts, even as shackles restrain them.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: men  freedom  heart  power 
     
    Never underestimate the power of the human mind to believe what it wants to believe, no matter the conflicting evidence.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: power  believe  human  mind 
     
    Let pressure pass over and through you. That way you can't be harmed by it.
    — Brian Herbert
    Opportunities are a tricky crop, with tiny flowers that are difficult to see and even more difficult to harvest.
    — Brian Herbert
    The man who sees an opportunity and does nothing is asleep with his eyes open.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: men  eyes  opportunities 
     
    Anything imagined can be made real... given sufficient genius.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: real  genius 
     
    The more tightly packed the group, the greater the need for strict social ranks and orders.
    — Brian Herbert
    There is no man so blind as one who has made up his mind.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: men  mind 
     
    The first step in innovation is to know that a thing can be created. After that, the rest is a matter of detail.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: innovation 
     
    Let the future remain uncertain, for that is the canvas to receive our desires.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: desires  future 
     
    An ignorant friend is worse than a learned foe.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: friends 
     
    The Universe operates on a basic principle of economics: everything has its cost. We pay to create our future, we pay for the mistakes of the past. We pay for every change we make... and we pay just as dearly if we refuse to change.
    — Brian Herbert
    Life is filled with tests, one after another, and if you don't recognize them, you are certain to fail the most important ones.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: fail 
     
    Facts mean nothing when they are preempted by appearance. Do not underestimate the power of impression over reality.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: reality  power  facts 
     
    It is astonishing how foolish humans can be in groups, especially when they follow their leader without question.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: questions  leader 
     
    Simplicity is the most difficult of all concepts.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: simplicity 
     
    She did not want conversation or company, just the presence of other people; she hoped the background drone of their lives would fill the empty spaces in her mind.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: live  space  mind  company 
     
    In adverse circumstances, every creature becomes something else, evolving or devolving. What makes us human is that we know what we once were, and, let us hope, we remember how to change back.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: human  hope 
     
    Even victories take their toll on a man.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: men  victory 
     
    The universe is our picture. Only the immature imagine the cosmos to be what they think it is.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: universe  imagine 
     
    We could be dreaming all the time, but we do not perceive those dreams while we are awake because consciousness (like the sun obscuring stars during the day) is much too brilliant to allow the unconscious content so much definition.
    — Brian Herbert
    Who is truly anyone? Every person is illusion to some degree.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: people  illusion 
     
    Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers.
    — Brian Herbert
    We are trained to believe and not to know.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: believe 
     
    Seeker, who says religion is the way to God?
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: seeker 
     
    Even the poorest House can be rich in loyalty. Allegiance that must be purchased by bribes or wages is hollow and flawed, and could break at the worst possible moment. Allegiance that comes from the heart, though, is stronger than adamantium and more valuable than purest melange.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: heart  moment  loyalty 
     
    When we try to conceal our innermost drives, our entire being screams betrayal.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: betrayal 
     
    Look inside yourself and you can see the universe.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: universe 
     
    The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: problem 
     
    It's so much more interesting to study a ... damaged world. I find it difficult to learn anything in a place that's too civilized.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: world  learn 
     
    How will I be remembered by my children? This is the true measure of a man.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: men  true 
     
    Any true student must realize that History has no beginning. Regardless of where a story starts, there are always earlier heroes and earlier tragedies.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: true  tragedy  hero  stories 
     
    Just repeating a statement often and with great vehemence does not make it a fact, and no amount of repetition can make a rational person believe it.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: people  believe  facts 
     
    The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.
    — Brian Herbert
    tags: choice  learn 
     
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    brian herbert
    Birth    : June 29, 1947
    Occupation  : Author