Frank Herbert (1920-1986) American Science-Fiction writer, in Dune, 1965

“If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master.  The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.”

  —  Frank Herbert (1920-1986) American Science-Fiction writer, in Dune, 1965

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