Top 41 Robert A. Heinlein quotes
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.
There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.
It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
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.
For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... 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.
Never insult anyone by accident.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.
When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word.
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
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