Robert A. Heinlein

United States writer of science fiction (1907-1988)

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A motion to adjourn is always in order.
A "critic" is a man who creates nothing ...
A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone 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.
A Libertarian Movement slogan
A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
A poet that reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Belief gets in the way of learning.
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.
Learning isn't a means to an end; it is an end in itself.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
Money is truthful. If a man speaks of honor, make him pay cash.
Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you - if you don't play, you can't win.
Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.
The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.
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.
To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.

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