Robert Heinlein

I first read him as a young boy. I was then influenced by him as a young man.  As an old man I now realize how brilliant he was


The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed.

Never listen to newscasts. Saves wear and tear on the nervous system.

I found out a long time ago that you have to take some chances in this life. Otherwise you are just a vegetable, headed for the soup pot.

If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat.

A committee is the only known form of life with a hundred bellies and no brain.

Correct morality can only be derived from what man is — not from what do-gooders and well-meaning aunt Nellies would like him to be.

I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. 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.

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance.

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