Robert A. Heinlein Quotes

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Born: July 7, 1907, Butler, Missouri, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Carmel, California, USA, May 8, 1988
Occupation: Author

1.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

2.
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
- Robert A. Heinlein

3.
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

4.
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

5.
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

6.
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
- Robert A. Heinlein

7.
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

8.
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

9.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
- Robert A. Heinlein

10.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

11.
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

12.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

13.
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
- Robert A. Heinlein

14.
The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
- Robert A. Heinlein

15.
The universe never did make sense I suspect it was built on government contract.
- Robert A. Heinlein

16.
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

17.
They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.
- Robert A. Heinlein

18.
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

19.
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

20.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

21.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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