Humankind Quotes

I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world’s population is important for the attainment of this objective. - Walter Kohn


However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II. - Walter Kohn


During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes. - Walter Kohn


The Cistercians do not eat meat… Yet they keep pigs to the number of many thousands, and sell the bacon – though perhaps not quite all of it. The heads, legs, and feet they neither give away, throw away, nor sell. What becomes of them God knows. - Walter Map


If die I must, let me die drinking in an Inn. - Walter Map


I disliked singing in English and neither liked the story nor the character of Cressida. - Walter Legge


I am convinced that in the arts, committees are useless. - Walter Legge


Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality. - Walter Legge


Scripture suggests that the elements in space were created for the benefit of earth, while evolution suggests that earth is an insignificant speck in vast space. - Walter Lang


Science is defined in various ways, but today it is generally restricted to something which is experimental, which is repeatable, which can be predicted, and which is falsifiable. - Walter Lang


The human species is made up of seven billion subspecies each consisting of one specimen. - Robert Brault


Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg. - Yugoslav Proverb


That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness. - Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. - Albert Camus


A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing. - Christopher Morley, Human Being


The true man walks the earth as the stars walk the heavens, grandly obedient to those laws which are implanted in his nature. - Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911


The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. - Bertrand Russell


Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire. - Robert Brault


Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. - Ambrose Bierce


Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose. - Turkish Proverb


Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it. - John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday


In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar. - Anton Chekhov


Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. - Aldous Huxley


We are perverse creatures and never satisfied. - Nan Fairbrother


Modern man is the missing link between apes and human beings. - Author Unknown


Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache. - Hungarian Proverb


Why was man created on the last day? So that he can be told, when pride possesses him: God created the gnat before thee. - The Talmud


Man - a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired. - Mark Twain


I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated His ability. - Oscar Wilde

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