Frank HerbertFrank Herbert, (1920-1986) American science fiction writer

Frank Herbert Quote

“Radicals are only to be feared when you try to suppress them. You must demonstrate that you will use the best of what they offer.”

Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
~ Frank Herbert

Dune, 1965

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Hitler, Lennon, Mao were all scary radicals, even while demonstrating use of the best of what they had to offer (if they had any). The US founders were for the most part non-feared radicals, even while being suppressed by a foreign sovereign.

Ken, Allyn, WA

But sometimes it is just so satisfying to bust the heads of some "radicals" with a nightstick. Radicals are really only to be feared if they can convince an angry mob to follow them.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

Perfect, that is just what many radicals want... to be heard... take the best ideas from any source they come from, to do otherwise is to "cut off your nose to spite your face", eh? (yup, even Joe's ideas ;-)


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