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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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About Robert Heinlein

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

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

Psychological subjects 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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The three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages, and mathematics. Equipped with these three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.

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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Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion- in the long run, these are the only people who count.

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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