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In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist
by Larry Niven

In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist
society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
- Larry Niven

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane:
we should have built a dozen.
- Larry Niven

I don't have a strong interest in history.
- Larry Niven

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories.
It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
- Larry Niven

 

In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up.
- Larry Niven

I love superconductors.
- Larry Niven

I do not believe they've run out of surprises.
- Larry Niven

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I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad.
- Larry Niven

I never got good at predicting what millions of people
will suddenly decide is rational.
- Larry Niven

I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around
looking for somebody to buy them.
- Larry Niven

The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war.
During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.
- Larry Niven

SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded,
and because the SF field is never going in any one
direction at any one time,
there is hardly a way to cut it off.
- Larry Niven

I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself.
- Larry Niven

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
- Larry Niven

We're looking as far ahead as we can,
and we don't get penalized for mistakes.
- Larry Niven

But...
watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form.
- Larry Niven

We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built.
- Larry Niven

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.
- Larry Niven

Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new,
but I don't know how long he's been doing it;
he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
- Larry Niven

Treat your life like something to be sculpted.
- Larry Niven

I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.
- Larry Niven

I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors.
- Larry Niven

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five
or six years to memorise the right names.
- Larry Niven

As for AIDS, it's a plague.
We are human, we get plagues.
They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population;
in the next generation it's a quarter;
after that it's a childhood disease.
- Larry Niven

I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone
might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language;
distant enough to get me decent medical techniques
and a ticket to the Moon.
- Larry Niven

We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth,
and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming,
and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
- Larry Niven

I began demonstrating against serious culture.
In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me,
because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
- Henry Flynt

Collecting intelligence information is like trying
to drink water out of a fire hydrant.
You know, in hindsight It's great.
The problem is there's a million dots at the time.
- Louis Freeh

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
- Billy Wilder

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
- David Beckham

It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed
your childhood was really like.
- Maya Lin

Hindsight is wonderful.
It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.
- Helen Reddy

Whether it is successful or not is not the exercise for me.
It is not up to me.
It is out of my hands now.
I am not going to in two years have hindsight and say I made a big mistake.
- Vince Gill

With hindsight, we see that the Soviet Union never
had a chance of world domination,
but we didn't know that then.
- Ken Follett

The bad press came because they thought I should fight more.
I couldn't get the fights because if I would sign to
fight one of King's guys I would be signed to him.
I chose not to do that.
In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.
- Gerry Cooney

Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best,
20 - 20 hindsight.
It's good for seeing where you've been.
It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know,
but it can't tell you where you ought to go.
- Robert M. Pirsig

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight,
but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership,
that is the way he does what he does,
is to his perception.
- Robert Teeter

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales


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