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.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
The friendship that can come to an end, never really began.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.