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Quote of the Day 12/7/09

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded…are the work of an extremely small minority…. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating…the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.” Robert A. Heinlein.

Quote of the Day 11/24/09

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers’ purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the Naturist reveals his hatred for his own race — i.e., his own self-hatred. Robert A. Heinlein

Quote of the Day 11/22/09

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Every law that was ever written opened up a new way to graft. – Robert A. Heinlein

Quote of the Day 11/4/09

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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

Quote of the Day 8/25/09

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Progress doesn’t come from early risers — progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. Robert A. Heinlein – Time Enough for Love Another Heinlein quote. This one celebrates the essence of being a good programmer – working hard to avoid future work. I think of it as an investment. […]

Quote of the Day 8/14/09

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Quote of the day: Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors…and miss. Robert A. Heinlein – Time Enough for Love Why this quote for the first quote of the day? At least part of it is that it correctly sums up my innate suspicion of government in general and […]