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Robert A. Heinlein – 21 Quotes

 

21 Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein

 

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.

– Robert A. Heinlein


When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

– Robert A. Heinlein


There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.

– Robert A. Heinlein


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.

– 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.

– 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.

– Robert A. Heinlein


One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– 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.

– Robert A. Heinlein


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.

– Robert A. Heinlein


One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– Robert A. Heinlein


I never learned from a man who agreed with me.

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– Robert A. Heinlein


Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– Robert A. Heinlein


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.

– Robert A. Heinlein


Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– Robert A. Heinlein


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

– Robert A. Heinlein


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