Robert Heinlein Quotes
Brief author info: Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) American science fiction writer.
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All cats are not gray after midnight.
Being generous is inborn; being altruistic is a learned perversity.
Everybody lies about sex.
Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.