The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.-- Robert A. Heinlein

You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.-- Robert A. Heinlein

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. -- Robert A. Heinlein

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.-- Robert A. Heinlein

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. -- Robert A. Heinlein

No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.-- Robert A. Heinlein

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.This is known as "bad luck." -- Robert A. Heinlein

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so...-- Robert A. Heinlein

Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion in the long run these are the only people who count.-- Robert A. Heinlein

What are the facts? Again and again and again what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history" what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!-- Robert A. Heinlein

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.-- Robert A. Heinlein

Democracy can't work. Mathematicians, peasants, and animals, that's all there is-- so democracy, a theory based on the assumption that mathematicians and peasants are equal, can never work. Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group.-- Robert A. Heinlein

In this complex world, science, the scientific method, and the consequences of the scientific method are central to everything the human race is doing and to wherever we are going. If we blow ourselves up we will do it by misapplication of science; if we manage to keep from blowing ourselves up, it will be through intelligent application of science.-- Robert A. Heinlein

Once you can honestly say, "I don't know", then it becomes possible to get at the truth.-- Robert A. Heinlein