Quotes From "Stranger In A Strange Land" By Robert A. Heinlein

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another...
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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert A. Heinlein
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Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Robert A. Heinlein
If you've got the truth you can demonstrate it. Talking...
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If you've got the truth you can demonstrate it. Talking doesn't prove it. Robert A. Heinlein
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If God existed (a question concerning which Jubal maintained a meticulous intellectual neutrality) and if He desired to be worshiped (a proposition which Jubal found inherently improbable but conceivably possible in the dim light of his own ignorance), then (stipulating affirmatively both the above) it nevertheless seemed wildly unlikely to Jubal to the point of reductio ad absurdum that a God potent to shape galaxies would be titillated and swayed by the whoop-te-do nonsense the Fosterites offered Him as "worship. Robert A. Heinlein
A desire not to butt into other people's business is...
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A desire not to butt into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom. Robert A. Heinlein
But goodness alone is never enough. A hard, cold wisdom...
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But goodness alone is never enough. A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil. Robert A. Heinlein
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Başkalarının işine burnunu sokmamak insanın sahip olabileceği bilgeliğin yüzde seksenidir... kalan yüzde yirmi de pek önemli değildir zaten. Robert A. Heinlein
Bir kaplanın sırtında yolculuk etmenin en önemli kuralı, kulaklarını asla...
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Bir kaplanın sırtında yolculuk etmenin en önemli kuralı, kulaklarını asla bırakmamaktır. Robert A. Heinlein
The worst that can possibly have happened to him is...
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The worst that can possibly have happened to him is death and that we are all in for---if not this morning, then in days, or weeks, or years at most. Robert A. Heinlein
Death isn't funny.
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Death isn't funny." "Then why are there so many jokes about death? Jill, with us – us humans – death is so sad that we must laugh at it. Robert A. Heinlein
Faith strikes me as intellectual laziness.
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Faith strikes me as intellectual laziness. Robert A. Heinlein
Come Judgment Day, we may find that Mumbo Jumbo the...
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Come Judgment Day, we may find that Mumbo Jumbo the God of the Congo was the Big Boss all along. Robert A. Heinlein
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It's up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don't even want to use language you and I know or can learn .. . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we 'fail' to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything--obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence. Robert A. Heinlein
Churches thrive on martyrdom and persecution.
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Churches thrive on martyrdom and persecution. Robert A. Heinlein
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No matter what I said they insisted on thinking of God as something outside themselves. Something that yearns to take every indolent moron to His breast and comfort him. The notion that the effort has to be their own .. . and that the trouble they are in is all their own doing .. . is one that they can't or won't entertain. Robert A. Heinlein
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People simplify 'Apollonian' into 'mild', and 'calm', and 'cool'. But 'Apollonian' and 'Dionysian' are two sides of one coin--a nun kneeling in her cell, holding perfectly still, can be in ecstacy more frenzied than any priestess of Pan Priapus celebrating the vernal equinox. Robert A. Heinlein
The only religious opinion I feel sure of is this:...
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The only religious opinion I feel sure of is this: self-awareness is not just a bunch of amino acids bumping together. Robert A. Heinlein
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The country and culture commonly known as "America" had had a badly split personality all through its history. Its overt laws were almost always puritanical for a people whose covert behavior tended to be Rabelaisian; its major religions were all Apollonian in varying degrees---its religious revivals were often hysterical in a fashion almost Dionysian. Robert A. Heinlein
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But when they began handing out doctorates for comparative folk dancing and advanced fly-fishing, I became too stink in’ proud to use the title. I won’t touch watered whiskey and I take no pride in watered-down degrees. Robert A. Heinlein
Most neuroses and some psychoses can be traced to the...
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Most neuroses and some psychoses can be traced to the unnecessary and unhealthy habit of daily wallowing in the troubles and sins of five billion strangers. Robert A. Heinlein