Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Robert Heinlein
Robert Heinlein
Robert Heinlein.
BornJuly 7, 1907
Butler, Missouri
DiedMay 8, 1988
Carmel, California
Science fiction writer. Author of "Starship Troopers" (1960), "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1962), and "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" (1967).

The repository contains eight quotes from Robert Heinlein.

Men and Women

A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dream world.


A cocktail party: People who donít like each other particularly, standing around (never enough chairs), talking about things they arenít interested in, drinking drinks they donít want (why set a time to take a drink?) and getting high so that they wonít notice they arenít having fun.

Politics and Government

Love your country, but never trust its government.

Politics and Government

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

Men and WomenPets

Women and cats do what they do; there is nothing a man can do about it.


There are two ways of forming an opinion. One is the scientific method; the other, the scholastic. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all-important, and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything, and facts are junked when they do not fit theory.


The greatest fallacy of democracy is that everyoneís opinion is worth the same.

MotivationScience and Technology

Progress isnít made by early risers. Itís made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.