No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.

— Robert A. Heinlein

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.

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Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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Robert A. Heinlein quote Dont handicap your children by making th

Dont handicap your children by making their lives easy.

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I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

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I am free, no matter what rules surround me.

If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

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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 quote I am free because I know that I alone am

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

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I never learned from a man who agreed with me.

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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.

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

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Robert A. Heinlein quote Everything is theoretically impossible,

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.

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

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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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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

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About Robert A. Heinlein

Quotes 658 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

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

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One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.

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Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.

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In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.

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There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.

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Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner.

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Men are more sentimental than women. It blurs their thinking.

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Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability.

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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creeds into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.

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Tilting at windmills hurts you more than the windmills.

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Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.

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A fool cannot be protected from his folly.

If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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Once you get to earth orbit, you're halfway to anywhere in the solar system.

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You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.

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There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.

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

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Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. - Second Amendment to the Constitution An armed society is a polite society.

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Butterflies are self propelled flowers.

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I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.

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Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked;

contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.

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What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it... which for the majority translates as 'Bread and Circuses'.

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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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Ninety percent of all human wisdom is the ability to mind your own business.

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Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

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If a country can't save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say : Let the damned thing go down the drain!

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Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay; and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

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Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

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A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.

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There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.

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There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

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Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.

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As it says in Bible, God fights on side of heaviest artillery.

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Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil.

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Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.]

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Never try to outstubborn a cat.

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