Quote, Unquote: Bene Gesserit Coda

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

— Frank Herbert, Dune


  1. We all know how Pandora ended up opening that ‘forbidden’ box… as soon as you tell someone not to do something… the temptation to do it becomes even bigger. As least that’s what I believe. 🙂 Another great quote.

    • Alexandra says

      I love Herbert’s Dune books, more so because the versions I read way back when had these great quotes at chapter headings.

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