Comment: A few more Heinlein quotes.

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A few more Heinlein quotes.

These are from "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long" which was part of the long novel, Time Enough For Love:

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

The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.

An elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.

Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government; it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare--most people want to run things but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the “backseat-driver syndrome.

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.

In a mature society, “civil servant” is semantically equal to “civil master.”

He was a great, great science fiction writer. If you're not familiar with his work, try out The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, definitely his most libertarian book. He wrote a whole bunch of young adult books which are also superb, notably Red Planet, Time for the Stars, The Rolling Stones, Have Spacesuit Will Travel, and Tunnel in the Sky.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition,