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