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Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein


The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.

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Robert A. Heinlein




The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.

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Robert A. Heinlein




One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

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Robert A. Heinlein




By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.

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Robert A. Heinlein




Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.

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Robert A. Heinlein




Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

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Robert A. Heinlein




The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.

2016-01-06

Robert A. Heinlein




Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

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Robert A. Heinlein




One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word.

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Robert A. Heinlein




Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.

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Robert A. Heinlein




For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.

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Robert A. Heinlein




Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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Robert A. Heinlein




An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

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Robert A. Heinlein





It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.

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Robert A. Heinlein





They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.

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Robert A. Heinlein





I never learned from a man who agreed with me.

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Robert A. Heinlein





Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.

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Robert A. Heinlein





No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.

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Robert A. Heinlein





Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.

2016-01-06

Robert A. Heinlein





When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.

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Robert A. Heinlein





A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

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Robert A. Heinlein





Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.

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Robert A. Heinlein





Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

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Robert A. Heinlein





May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

2016-01-06

Robert A. Heinlein







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