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Quotations by Robert A. Heinlein
Robert HeinleinNo worse tyranny than to force a man to pay - 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.

Love is that condition. . . - Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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

Women and cats do as they please - Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Thinking ike a prude - A prude is a person who thinks that his own rules of propriety are natural laws.

Don't handicap your children - Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.

Progress isn't made by early risers - Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.

No matter what rules surround me - 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.

Self-propelled flowers - Butterflies are not insects. . .they are self-propelled flowers.

I have no beliefs - I don't "believe" in anything. I know certain things - little things, not the nine billion names of God - from experience. But I have no beliefs. Belief gets in the way of learning.