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John B. S. Haldane Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

There can be no truce between science and religion.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as
a single business concern.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
- Scott Cook

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense:
no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
- Rene Descartes

How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?
- Henry George

You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift.
You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
- Sarah Brightman

I would rather be a fairly happy wife and mother.
- Mary MacLane

Life was very simple.
My parents had come from the North of England,
which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England,
and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
- Roger Bannister

People think that if you look fairly reasonable,
you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting,
I think beauty can be a great handicap.
- Vivien Leigh

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures
when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief,
and has been fairly earned by investigation.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate,
and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly.
- John Bruton

Most of the research which is done is determined by
the requirement that it shall,
in a fairly obvious and predictable way,
reinforce the approved or fashionable theories.
- Celia Green

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

Win or lose, do it fairly.
- Knute Rockne

Inspired by the purse rather than the soul,
the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works
put out by every day American publishers.
- Alma Gluck

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time,
and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg

I fight fairly, and in good faith.
- Edmond About

I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind
of wandered away from the superhero stuff,
but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid.
- Jonathan Lethem

Age puzzles me.
I thought it was a quiet time.
My seventies were interesting and fairly serene,
but my eighties are passionate.
I grow more intense as I age.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

The facts fairly and honestly presented;
truth will take care of itself.
- William Allen White

An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.
- Daniel Defoe

Besides, I'm fairly incompetent.
I can't play that fast.
- Benmont Tench

People generally have sex fairly young,
and probably younger than they should be having it.
- Steve Carell

Science is bound, by the everlasting vow of honour,
to face fearlessly every problem which can be fairly presented to it.
- Lord Kelvin

We have played so well that the guys have really made my job fairly easy.
- Ricky Ponting

Having covered some half a hundred cities,
towns, villages, and wide spots in the road during the last tow years,
George and I fairly wallowed in the comfort of our own home base.
- Martin Milner

This means keeping many trails open at once,
inevitably requiring a fairly 'parallel' plot.
This plot should be discovered rather than announced,
so show, don't tell.
- Graham Nelson

It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself.
- Utada Hikaru

I got to know Sterling Hayden fairly well.
He was a quiet man, who got more complicated as the years went on.
- Marie Windsor

I started writing seriously about 1960,
at the fairly advanced age of 30.
- Fred Saberhagen

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
- Neil LaBute

We've had some fairly intensive discussions leading
up to these meetings between NATO and Russia,
preparing for them, and it's going to be a very important six months for NATO.
- Warren Christopher

But we do have a golf course near by and I play fairly regularly.
- Perry Como

I never abandoned either forms or freedom.
I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book.
I got through that fairly early.
- Howard Nemerov

The one thing that I know government is good for is
countervailing against monopoly.
It's not great at that either, but it's the only force
I know that is fairly reliable.
- John Perry Barlow

What are friends? Some people are nice.
Some people aren't.
There are some I'm fairly close with...
we talk.
- Jack Kevorkian

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

I have never been bored an hour in my life.
I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous
thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.
- William Allen White

Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately.
- Bill Nelson

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified.
The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
- Newt Gingrich

The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church,
the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy.
He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place.
- Julian Bond

I lost my parents when I was fairly young.
- Craig T. Nelson

We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early
Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same.
- Arthur Erickson

Using these unnamed sources, if done properly,
carefully and fairly, provides more accountability in government.
- Bob Woodward

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise,
but he will be disappointed in its content.
The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
- John C. Ransom

I have this dream life where I get to be a celebrity
but I get to navigate the world fairly easily because I'm always in character.
- Dana Carvey

We were soon free of the woods and bushes,
and fairly upon the broad prairie.
- Francis Parkman

American workers won't be able to compete fairly for
jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
- Andy Stern

The truth is that from birth on we are,
to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species.
- Jock Sturges

Until the Chinese decide to compete fairly it will
be up to us to do what we can to further protect our manufacturing base,
and ensure we keep the good paying jobs we already have.
- Mike Rogers

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully
who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and
a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.
- Bob Balaban


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