Robots and Empire Quotes.

1. "Human beings sometimes find a kind of pleasure in nursing painful emotions, in blaming themselves without reason or even against reason."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

2. "Zeroth Law..."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

3. "It lasted for a long time, I believe." "A very long time. It was a great success, but even great successes come to a natural end."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

4. "I wouldn't want [the people of Baleyworld] to live that long as a general thing. The pace of historical and intellectual advance would then become too slow. Those at the top would stay in power too long. Baleyworld would sink into conversation and decay - as your world has done."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

5. "Yet weren't all human beings simply human beings no matter what name you applied to them[?]"
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

6. "...Changelessness is decay." "A paradox. There is no decay without a change for the worse." "Changelessness is a change for the worse..."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

7. "An individual life is one thread in the tapestry and what is one thread compared to the whole?"
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

8. "That’s right, but it’s not a mathematical proposition. It’s a sociological observation and there is always the possibility of exceptions to such observations." - Dr. Mandamus to Dr. Kelden Amadiro"
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

9. "I have made a discovery,' said Giskard, his voice carrying no shade of emotion. 'I have made it because, for the first time in my existence, I faced thousands of human beings. Had I done this two centuries ago, I would have made the discovery then. Had I never faced so many at once, then I would never have made the discovery at all. 'Consider, then, how many vital points I might easily grasp, but never have and never will, simply because the proper conditions for it will never come my way. I remain ignorant except where circumstance helps me, and I cannot count on circumstance."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

10. "Work of each individual contributes to a totality and so becomes undying part of a totality. That totality is human life. Past and present and to come forms a tapestry that has been in existence now for many tens and thousands of years. And has been growing more elaborate, and on the whole more beautiful."
- Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire

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