The quote is from Heinlein’s 1973 book Time Enough for Love, which has another gem that’s right up my alley: “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
Illustration: Heinlein’s portrait from the April-May 1953 issue of Amazing Stories (unknown artist).
(This is a re-queue from 2017 as part 1 of 2: another Heinlein quote comes next week.)
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