Facts about Robert A. Heinlein

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Summary

Robert A. Heinlein was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between July 7, 1907 and May 8, 1988.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Robert, under the main topics: Power, Society.

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Famous quotes by Robert A. Heinlein (36)


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"Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards"
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"They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday"
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"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once"
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"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive"
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"The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship"
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"Sex without love is merely healthy exercise"
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"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"
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"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others"
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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh"
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"One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word"
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"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"
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"No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority"
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"Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do"
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"Never insult anyone by accident"
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"May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live"
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"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"
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"It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip"
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"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"
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"I never learned from a man who agreed with me"
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"I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes"
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"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"
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"For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization"
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"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done"
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"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy"
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"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"
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"By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity"
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"Being right too soon is socially unacceptable"
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"Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss"
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"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat"
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"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill"
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"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity"
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"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity"
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"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life"


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