"The bottom line in the Dune trilogy is: beware of heroes. Much better to rely on your own judgment, and your own mistakes."
From the Latin "terra" meaning "earth".
Smith also uses "ultra-terrene" to mean beyond the Earth, in other words, from an alien or outer space source.
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