Robert Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (7 July 1907 - 8 May 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of science fiction of the 20th Century.
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A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Robert Heinlein

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--in fact, they're almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil...

Robert Heinlein

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. 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 Heinlein

When one teaches, two learn.

Robert Heinlein

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

Robert Heinlein

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

Robert Heinlein

History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.

Robert Heinlein

If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat.

Robert Heinlein

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.

Robert Heinlein

A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

Robert 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.

Robert Heinlein

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

Robert Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

Robert Heinlein

Thou art God, and I am God and all that groks is God.

Robert Heinlein

A motion to adjourn is always in order.

Robert Heinlein

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!

Robert Heinlein

I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me.

Robert Heinlein

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.

Robert Heinlein

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

Robert Heinlein

Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win.

Robert Heinlein

Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

Robert Heinlein

That old saw about the early bird just proves that the worm should have stayed in bed.

Robert Heinlein

The Office does not sanctify the holder of it.

Robert Heinlein

Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.

Robert Heinlein

Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein
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