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Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No,
by John B. S. Haldane

Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No,
but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.
- John B. S. Haldane

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

I think, however, that so long as our present economic
and national systems continue,
scientific research has little to fear.
- John B. S. Haldane

In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion,
but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
- John B. S. Haldane

 

The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories
both of religion and science.
But he regards these theories not as statements of
ultimate fact but as art-forms.
- John B. S. Haldane

There is no great invention, from fire to flying,
which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
- John B. S. Haldane

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure
and success are due to heredity,
and how far to environment.
But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
- John B. S. Haldane

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There can be no truce between science and religion.
- John B. S. Haldane

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator
from a study of his creation it would appear that God
has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
- John B. S. Haldane

The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as
a single business concern.
- John B. S. Haldane

It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine,
is queerer than we can imagine.
- John B. S. Haldane

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do
well to regard political and social reforms as experiments
rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
- John B. S. Haldane

I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.
- John B. S. Haldane

To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size.
- John B. S. Haldane

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose,
but queerer than we can suppose.
- John B. S. Haldane

I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health,
or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.
- John B. S. Haldane

And if we must educate our poets and artists in science,
we must educate our masters, labour and capital,
in art.
- John B. S. Haldane

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able
to dispense with its martyrs,
I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more
thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
- John B. S. Haldane

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play
your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
- H. G. Wells

I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton,
Big Moose Walker, and all those guys.
- Jimmy Smith

My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason
to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and
I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over.
- Christopher Atkins

Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron.
He was the man at the controls.
But failure is not a crime.
- Michael Ramsey

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage,
he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland

It is much the best way...
to lay the emphasis on the first part of the bar in triple time,
and on the first and third parts of the bar in common time.
- William Billings

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who
lay abed late in the morning.
- Jonathan Swift

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
- Texas Guinan

If you truly dig what you are doing,
if you lay it out that way,
nobody can not respond.
That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless.
- Cass Elliot

God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that
it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power
to leave his country as good as he had found it.
- William Cobbett

We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands.
Then the silliness begins!
- Tara Strong

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

What I mean is that today's films lay lot of emphasis
on glamour and associated emotions.
- Rajendra Prasad

Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe,
or to lay out for observation.
- Samuel Richardson

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty
you should lay it on with a trowel.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When you lay your life out there, you want it to be as true as possible.
- Jim Morris

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees.
We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,
with his martial cloak around him.
- Charles Wolfe

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

You had to decompress the pressure before the race.
I taught my heart to relax.
I lay down before the race.
It gave me more energy just before the race.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones
of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest,
and in resting died.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car,
it'll be the last car he'll ever lay down in front of.
- George C. Wallace

Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done.
- Sydney Smith

For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in
order that there may be a union between Him and us.
- Martin Chemnitz

Doing love scenes is always awkward.
I mean, it's just not a normal thing to go to work
and lay in bed with your co-worker.
- Denise Richards

In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on
Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor,
kinsman, and brother.
- Martin Chemnitz

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
- William Hazlitt

No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.
- Jean Harlow

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish
the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were
plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.
- William Tyndale

We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down.
We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other.
We're all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop.
- Grandmaster Flash

But while they prate of economic laws,
men and women are starving.
We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.
They are made by human beings.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.
They are made by human beings.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
- George Washington

A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
- Joe E. Lewis

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler


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