"In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Larry Niven on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Larry Niven on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Larry Niven on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Larry Niven on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Larry Niven on Mahatma Gandhi
"I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works."
"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."
"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen."