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Alfred Russel Wallace Quotes and Sayings

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To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this,
and to see that there must be some other principle
regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws,
but a reformed society, an educated public opinion
which will teach individual duty in these matters.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space,
eternity, life and death.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

 

What birds can have their bills more peculiarly formed than the ibis,
the spoonbill, and the heron?
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest -
the conflict of opinion,
of religion, or of race.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Modification of form is admitted to be a matter of time.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

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In all works on Natural History, we constantly find
details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food,
their habits, and the localities in which they are found.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm,
or of its molecular changes, is to use words to which
we can attach no clear conception.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every
great social evil will be found a great political wrong.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

If this is not done, future ages will certainly look
back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit
of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing
that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the
development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I have since wandered among men of many races and many religions.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

To expect the world to receive a new truth,
or even an old truth, without challenging it,
is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations,
and every fresh truth is received unwillingly.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

On the spiritual theory, man consists essentially of
a spiritual nature or mind intimately associated with
a spiritual body or soul,
both of which are developed in and by means of a material organism.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant
of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed,
we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

The foregoing considerations lead us to the very important conclusion,
that matter is essentially force, and nothing but force;
that matter,
as popularly understood, does not exist,
and is, in fact, philosophically inconceivable.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I am decidedly of the opinion that in very many instances
we can trace such a necessary connexion,
especially among birds, and often with more complete
success than in the case which I have here attempted to explain.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's
family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best,
most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever
been my fortune to meet with,
but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

It has been generally the custom of writers on natural
history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point,
and to consider their structure and organization as
specially adapted to be in accordance with them.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible
the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
- Jacques Ellul

Usenet is the last uncensored mass medium.
- Steve Crocker

I've seen the Mass For The End Of Time in concert but
my brother's the more musical one really.
- Colin Greenwood

A mass of dust, world's momentary slave,
Is man, in state of our old Adam made,
Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
- Barnabe Barnes

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities,
so the social process requires standardization of man,
and this standardization is called equality.
- Erich Fromm

The mass-market paperback, for one, is too expensive.
- Walter Jon Williams

There's a mass of places, really, where the idea started.
- Siobhan Davies

The old studios that mass-produced dreams are gone with the wind,
just like the old downtown theaters that were the temples of the dreams.
- Suzanne Fields

One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to
counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass
destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).
- Frank Gaffney

We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction.
But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns.
It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction.
- Andrew Niccol

When you mutilate movies for mass media,
you tamper with the hearts and minds of America.
- Warren Beatty

Carl took on the military-industrial complex.
He campaigned around the world for an end to the production
of weapons of mass destruction.
To him it was a perversion of science.
- Ann Druyan

I only go to mass when somebody asks me,
but when I get in trouble I call for a priest.
- Broderick Crawford

Research clearly shows us that the earlier women think
about maintaining their bone mass and take the steps to do so,
the better their health will be in the long run.
- Lois Capps

If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass,
his life is not merely brutish and short,
but dull and mechanical.
- Herbert Read

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying
it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary
events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
- Denis Diderot

Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between
Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe.
We should draw strength from that fact.
- Gijs de Vries

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public
Safety mobilized its Operations Center,
headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
- Jane D. Hull

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me
and I do not have to answer back.
- Charles de Gaulle

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated
in the Second World War -
thousands of them in Auschwitz -
we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction -
chemical,
biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability -
that threat is real.
- Tony Blair

Punk is not dead.
Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.
- Jello Biafra

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force,
our purpose is clear.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's
weapons of mass destruction program.
- William J. Clinton

And you see many people just turning away from these channels of mass media,
and they're just turning in to alternative providers,
because they just see what's happening.
- Sibel Edmonds

A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market...
truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest.
- Elle Macpherson

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons
of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman

The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the
Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these
are not weapons of mass destruction,
they are weapons of self-destruction.
- Hans Blix

Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America
because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.
- Marshall McLuhan

If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on
the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction,
I cannot not support the policies of his government.
- Steven Spielberg

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

The strength of the United States is not the gold at
Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have,
but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
- Claiborne Pell

The mass of the people commence life with no other
capital than the union of head,
hearts and hands.
To the benefit of this best of capital the wife has no right.
- Ernestine Rose

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection,
and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles.
If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
- Ernest Renan

St.
Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous
mass of smaller buildings.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons
of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
- Madeleine Albright

Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political
mass struggle with revolutionary goals.
- Joe Slovo

Mass media provides the essential link between the
individual and the demands of the technological society.
- Jacques Ellul

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

I see the same coffee table everywhere.
It's mass marketing.
- Douglas Wilson

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
- Warren Buffett

People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories.
That job belongs to the 'fringe' media.
- Ted Koppel

I'm not concerned about weapons of mass destruction.
- Douglas Feith

Advertising is salesmanship mass produced.
No one would bother to use advertising if he could
talk to all his prospects face-to-face.
But he can't.
- Morris Hite

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass,
any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
- Mark Shields


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