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It's impossible for a woman to lay it on too thick with a man. If you tell a man he's eight feet
tall and say it often enough, with your eyes wide and a throb in your voice, he'll start
stooping to go through seven-foot doors.
Robert A. Heinlein

Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal.
Robert A. Heinlein

Another ingredient in a happy marriage: Budget the luxuries first!
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Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up
with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to
men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They
should never settle merely for equality. For women, "equality" is a disaster.
Robert A. Heinlein

There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.
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Most women are damn fools and children. But they've got more range than we've got. The
brave ones are braver, the good ones are better - and the vile ones are viler, for that
matter.
Robert A. Heinlein

To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
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Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.
Robert A. Heinlein

Consider the black widow spider. It's a timid little beastie, useful and, for my taste, the
prettiest of the arachnids, with its shiny, patent-leather finish and its red hourglass
trademark. But the poor thing has the fatal misfortune of possessing enormously too much
power for its size. So everybody kills it on sight.
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Men are more sentimental than women. It blurs their thinking.
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Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make
him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate.
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There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely
because you think it would be good for him.
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God created men to test the souls of women.
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There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with
a statistical universe.
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Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.
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Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and
evil and self-serving men.
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Men rarely if ever dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and
morals of a spoiled child.
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You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.
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A government is a living organism. Like every living thing its prime characteristic is a blind,
unreasoned instinct to survive. You hit it, it will fight back.
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Being privileged to work hard for long hours at something you think is worth doing is the best
kind of play.
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When you're rich, you don't have friends; you just have endless acquaintances.
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There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort
against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it?
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The less respect an older person deserves the more certain he is to demand it from anyone
younger.
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Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.
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Being generous is inborn; being altruistic is a learned perversity. No resemblance.
Robert A. Heinlein

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