1479 quotes by
514 authors in
125 categories

Search for a word
or phrase:

Or choose an author or a topic:
topic author
Quotation Ring Homepage, including joining info Next site in the Quotation Ring A random Quotation Ring site View a list of all Quotation Ring sites Quotation Ring
❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts

Picture of Robert A. Heinlein.

66Seven quotes by Robert A. Heinlein99

Robert Anson Heinlein (7 July 1907 - 8 May 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of science fiction of the 20th Century.

❝A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain.❞ [+]

❝Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.❞ [+]

❝In a mature society, 'civil servant' is semantically equal to 'civil master'.❞ [+]

❝Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honour, make him pay cash.❞ [+]

❝Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.❞ [+]

❝Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.❞ [+]

❝Taxes are not raised for the benefit of the taxed.❞ [+]

The author info and picture are from Wikipedia, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Section 30(1) of the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 allows "fair dealing" with a copyright work for the purpose of criticism or review, provided that it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement.
Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports. There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words, a certain number of musical notes, or percentages of a work. Whether a particular use qualifies as fair use depends on all the circumstances. See Circular 21 and FL 102. (From the US Copyright Office FAQ.)