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.
Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.