Quotes by Robert Heinlein

“Never insult anyone by accident.”

“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.” 

“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.”

“When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere.”

“They didn’t want it good; they wanted it Wednesday.”

“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss.”

“Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense.”

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”

“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”

“A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.”

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