Robert Heinlein

Robert Heinlein

American science fiction writer.
Under our system every voter and officeholder is a man who has demonstrated through voluntary and difficult service that he places the welfare of the group ahead of personal advantage.More Robert Heinlein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My folks tried to make a preacher of me and missed by a narrow margin… I would have made a good one if I hadn’t fallen into the fatal folly of reading anything I could lay hands on. With just a touch more self confidence and a liberal helping of ignorance I could have been a famous evangelist.More Robert Heinlein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He had learned that close-held secrets could often be cracked by going all the way to the top and there making himself unbearably unpleasant. He knew that such twisting of the tiger's tail was dangerous, for he understood the psychopathology of great power.More Robert Heinlein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe in the honest craft of workmen.More Robert Heinlein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untravelled, the naive, the sophisticated deplore these formalities as 'empty,' 'meaningless,' or 'dishonest,' and scorn to use them. No matter how 'pure' their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.More Robert Heinlein quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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