Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Very Timely Quotes...!

I've always enjoyed the writings of Robert Heinlein and considered him to be an outstanding story teller!

Many of his quotes are right on the mark as far as today's political climate is concerned. Many are ironic , in regards to life in general.

Here are a few examples of what I mean!

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

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

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein

Never insult anyone by accident.
Robert A. Heinlein

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
Robert A. Heinlein

One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
Robert A. Heinlein

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.
Robert A. Heinlein

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Robert A. Heinlein

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.
Robert A. Heinlein

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
Robert A. Heinlein

If you've never read any of Heinlein's work, may I suggest that you give it a try? I think you'll enjoy his work!

Would I steer ya wrong? Of course not!

Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit!


Ben in Texas said...

You forgot one !!

"What? Me Worry? "

Alfred E. Newman

Anonymous said...

I read a great deal of his works, he was an oracle in the sense of M Webster 2a.
He didn't so much guide my beliefs, more on the order of defined my basic beliefs.

Momlady said...

Some good sayings. Good coffee. Good day.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One
Great stuff, I will have to find his writings.
Coffee on the patio sounds great I will bring some fresh ground coffee to the table.

Bob Mc said...

Ahead of his time. Way ahead!

Felinae said...

Thanks Uncle Hermit :)

I'll have to look up more of his writings.

have a good day

Tatersmama said...
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Tatersmama said...

Some darn good sayings there, and plenty of food for thought!
The "When any government, or any church for that matter" one just screamed "Scientology" to me!

Now where's that coffee? I'm working a 18 hr day today and I need something to keep me going!

Have a lovely day, my friend. And keep that coffee coming!

(I removed the last comment. Too many typo's ;)

Diane-Sage said...

Awww so true Mr. Jim. Sorry no coffee for me this morning. I have started my day with ice tea!

Dafthermit said...

Hi my friend

many thanks for this post off to find out more about him

many thanks for your comments my friend as always

peace and light from the wee tin can

commoncents said...


Common Cents

Ashley said...

Heinlein was one of my most favoritest authors ever! His storytelling was second only to Sturgeon, his hard science third only to Azimov and Clark, and his style second to none. His characters were my favorite aspect, whether they represented some part of him or something he saw (and didn't like) in society. But I think the best Heinlein quotes are those spoken by Jubal Harshaw in Stranger in a Strange Land, a book disturbingly apropos in today's world.


Kyddryn said...

I adore Heinlein, Mister Hermit, sir...good quotes!

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