Hello. I am Deepak Kundu, an avid book reader and quotes collector. As a hobby, I collect interesting quotes from the books that I read.

This post is a collection of 27 quotes from the book - Dune by Frank Herbert. I hope you find these quotes useful.

Dune Quotes

Listen carefully. Observe the plans within plans within plans. - Dune

In politics, the tripod is the most unstable of all structures. - Dune

A world is supported by four things ... the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing ... without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. - Dune

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. - Dune

You fight when the necessity arises — no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting. - Dune

Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. - Dune

What delicious abandon in the sleep of a child. - Dune

The whole theory of warfare is calculated risk. - Dune

Humans live best when each has his own place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. - Dune

Superstitions sometimes have strange roots and stranger branchings. - Dune

Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. - Dune

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

A stone is heavy and the sand is weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. - Dune

Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power. - Dune

The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training. - Dune

Out here, woman, we carry no paper for contracts. We make no evening promises to be broken at dawn. When a man says a thing, that’s the contract. - Dune

Bribes are dangerous; they have a way of growing larger and larger. - Dune

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. - Dune

It’s the rule. The flesh belongs to the person, but his water belongs to the tribe. - Dune

Survival is the ability to swim in strange water. - Dune

The meeting between ignorance and knowledge, between brutality and culture—it begins in the dignity with which we treat our dead. - Dune

The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. - Dune

Do not count a human dead until you’ve seen his body. And even then you can make a mistake. - Dune

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. - Dune

When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement become headlong — faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late. - Dune

The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realize about an ecosystem is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, a flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. - Dune

Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God’s universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness. - Dune