Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay–and claims a halo for his dishonesty.
Robert A. Heinlein
[I was looking for this when I ran across the Bruce Willis quote I posted yesterday. I thought I had read all the Heinlein books but as I listened to this book on the way to and from Idaho last weekend I didn’t remember a single thing from it. Perhaps I had missed it when I was doing all my Heinlein reading 30 years ago. Or it could be that I am just getting old. There are three signs that indicate you are getting old. The first one is losing your memory so that could explain it. I don’t remember what the other two signs are.–Joe]