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48 Famous Quotes by Robert Heinlein
7/7/1907 - 5/8/1988
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Robert Heinlein     Robert Anson Heinlein     Robert A Heinlein
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Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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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 -- in fact, they're almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil...

Jealousy Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Learning isn't a means to an end; it is an end in itself.

Learning Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.

Inspirational Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it -- it keeps him upright.

Politics / government Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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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 -- in fact, they're almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil...

Disease Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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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.

Fantasy Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Beauty is not diminished by being shared.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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...brainpower is the scarcest commodity and the only one of real value.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Happiness Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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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.

World Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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If "everybody knows" such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one.

Politics / government Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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It's amazing how much "mature wisdom" resembles being too tired.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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If "everybody knows" such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is never to let them find out.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual"- find out how he feels about astrology.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow if tomorrow might improve the odds.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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Specialization is for insects.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive.

Society Quotes, by Robert Heinlein

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