Ambivalent Skeptic

March 18, 2011

Robert A Heinlein quotes for and about government

Filed under: Daily Wisdom,politics — Clint1911 @ 1:01 am

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.”
Robert A Heinlein (emphasis added)

Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How’s that again? I missed something. — Robert A. Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus

An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
Robert A Heinlein

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it’s supposed to do.
Robert A Heinlein

Certainly the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you; if you don’t bet, you can’t win.
Robert A Heinlein

It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.
Robert A Heinlein

And of course:
TANSTAAFL –There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
Robert A Heinlein


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