Posts Tagged 'Heinlein'

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – IV

Seems to be a deep instinct in human beings for making everything compulsory that isn’t forbidden.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – III

I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – II

My point is that one person is responsible. Always. […] In terms of morals there is no such thing as ‘state.’ Just men. Individuals. Each responsible for his own acts.”

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – I

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.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.