Quotes from Citizen of the Galaxy

Robert A. Heinlein ·  288 pages

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“- I'm so busy doing what I must do that I don't have time for what I ought to do... and I never get a chance to do what I want to do!
- Son, that's universal. The way to keep that recipe from killing you is occasionally to do what you want to do anyhow.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“The way to find justice is to deal fairly with other people and not worry about how they deal with you.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“Customs tell a man who he is, where he belongs, what he must do. Better illogical customs than none; men cannot live together without them.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“Once a man gets a reputation as a liar, he might as well be struck dumb, for people do not listen to the wind.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“He was finding it ruinously expensive to be rich.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy



“Customs tell a man who he is, where he belongs, what he must do. Better illogical customs than none; men cannot live together without them. From an anthropologist's view, 'justice' is a search for workable customs.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“I’m so busy doing what I must do that I don’t have time for what I ought to do . . . and I never get a chance to do what I want to do!” “Son, that’s universal. The way to keep that recipe from killing you is occasionally to do what you want to do anyhow. Which is right now.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“...most things are right or wrong only in their backgrounds; few things are good or evil in themselves.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


“Freedom is a hard habit to break.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, quote from Citizen of the Galaxy


About the author

Robert A. Heinlein
Born place: in Butler, MO, The United States
Born date July 7, 1907
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