Heinlein Quote of the Day

 Posted by on 14 October 2007 at 5:53 am  Uncategorized
Oct 142007
 

Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein was philosophically mixed, but capable of some great quotes. Here’s a classic that was recently cited on Instapundit:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

   
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