Robert A. Heinlein Quotes

45 Robert A. Heinlein quotes:

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
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"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."
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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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"When one teaches, two learn."
"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..."
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"Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way."
"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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"How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven."
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"Being right too soon is socially unacceptable."
"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy."
"The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."
"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."
"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat."
"Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again."
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"For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization."
"Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do."
"Never insult anyone by accident."
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"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill."

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