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.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.