Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

American science fiction writer

Alive from: 1907-1988

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
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    A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
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    Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
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    Belief gets in the way of learning.
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    Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
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    Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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    Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
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    Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way.
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    I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
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    Learning isn't a means to an end; it is an end in itself.
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    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
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    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
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    No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.
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    No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
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    One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
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