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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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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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A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Future 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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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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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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It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.

Reciprocity 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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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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...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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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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