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John Boyd Orr Quotes and Sayings

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If the views I have expressed be right,
we can think of our civilization evolving with the
growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law.
- John Boyd Orr

The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism.
It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
- John Boyd Orr

Science has produced such powerful weapons that in
a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished.
Both would be overwhelmed in destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

In the last five or six thousand years,
empires one after another have arisen,
waxed powerful by wars of conquest, and fallen by internal
revolution or attack from without.
- John Boyd Orr

 

As we have seen, the wireless and the airplane have
made the world so small and nations so dependent on
each other that the only alternative to war is the
United States of the World.
- John Boyd Orr

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by
revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
- John Boyd Orr

Nearly every country in the world is now becoming industrialized as rapidly as it can.
- John Boyd Orr

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In the last fifty years science has advanced more than
in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater
powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
- John Boyd Orr

When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough,
adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions.
- John Boyd Orr

Our civilization is now in the transition stage between
the age of warring empires and a new age of world unity and peace.
- John Boyd Orr

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

The increase of territory and power of empires by force
of arms has been the policy of all great powers,
and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion.
- John Boyd Orr

We are now physically, politically, and economically
one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute
national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible.
- John Boyd Orr

The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war.
- John Boyd Orr

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

However difficult it may be to bring it about,
some form of world government, with agreed international
law and means of enforcing the law,
is inevitable.
- John Boyd Orr

Some think the worst horrors of war might be avoided
by an international agreement not to use atomic bombs.
This is a vain hope.
- John Boyd Orr

Measured in time of transport and communication,
the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European
country was a hundred years ago.
- John Boyd Orr

Our civilization has evolved through the continuous
adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge.
- John Boyd Orr

As I have tried to show, science, in producing the
airplane and the wireless,
has created a new international political environment
to which governments must adjust their foreign policies.
- John Boyd Orr

During the last war when there was a market for everything that could be produced,
the production capacity of Canada and the United States,
which were outside the battle area, increased one hundred percent.
- John Boyd Orr

When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century
brought a rapid increase in wealth,
the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth
they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes.
- John Boyd Orr

After the First World War the economic problem was
no longer one of production.
It was the problem of finding markets to get the output
of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed.
- John Boyd Orr

In recent times, European nations, with the use of
gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare,
controlled practically the whole world.
One, the British Empire, brought under one government
a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants.
- John Boyd Orr

Though the general principles of statecraft have survived
the rise and fall of empires,
every increase in knowledge has brought about changes in the political,
economic, and social structure.
- John Boyd Orr

There can be no peace in the world so long as a large
proportion of the population lack the necessities of
life and believe that a change of the political and
economic system will make them available.
World peace must be based on world plenty.
- John Boyd Orr

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People who want to share their religious views with you
almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

A mistake made by many people with great convictions
is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views,
not even kindness.
- Bryant H. McGill

In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views,
in fact and tone.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The less one knows, the more he thinks he knows,
and the more willing he is to employ any and all measures
to enforce his views upon others.
- Paul Harris

Geological age plays the same part in our views of
the duration of the universe as the Earth's orbital
radius does in our views of the immensity of space.
- John Joly

If people have split views about your work,
I think it's flattering.
I'd rather have them feel something about it than dismiss it.
- Stephen Sondheim

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and
consistency in our moral thinking is likely,
in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.
- Peter Singer

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views
beyond the comprehension of the weak.
- John Adams

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did
at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

My views naturally have mellowed.
Most of the critics have been more or less nice to me.
- Irwin Shaw

The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
- Alan Parker

When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views,
there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity
by announcing his dissent.
- George Henry Lewes

If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views,
it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
- M. H. Abrams

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
- Ibrahim Babangida

You can be young and still have views and opinions.
- Joanna Noelle Levesque

To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force,
is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
- Paul Harris

At the core, we are dealing with two parties that have
fundamentally different views of the world.
- Karl Rove

The ability to change one's views without losing one's
seat is the mark of a great politician.
- Mo Udall

I liked Sartre's views but not his writing.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Before we decide to trust you with this power,
we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views.
Justice may be blind, but it should not be deaf.
- Herb Kohl

I'm not entangled in shaping my work according to other
people's views of how I should have done it.
- Toni Morrison

And, you run also video because to fly this arm,
you're relying mostly on some external camera views
that may be coming from the arm itself or from the station.
- Philippe Perrin

If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue,
the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views.
- Robert Casey

I've got personal views on the '60s.
You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.
- James Lovelock

You can always spot a well informed man -
his views are the same as yours.
- Ilka Chase

I consider myself a moderate Republican.
I have very, very moderate social views,
and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters.
- Colin Powell

God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world.
Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election.
- James Dobson

My views are just about the same as Casey's.
- Mickey Mantle

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices.
I do not, however, value them.
- Howard Barker

There were a number of referendums in '98 that most
of the things I voted for passed.
That's very satisfying when you feel that most of the
country is in step with your views.
- David Cross

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share;
it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
- Edward Kennedy

The same is the case with those opinions of man to
which he has been accustomed from his youth;
he likes them,
defends them, and shuns the opposite views.
- Maimonides

Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable.
- Phyllis McGinley

Life provides material for its agitation which makes
its general views comprehensible to the masses.
- Karl Radek

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a
selfish temper and confined views.
People will not look forward to posterity,
who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is
often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell

It is refreshing to be able to express my views without
having to toe a party line.
It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion,
but I am not going to stop saying what I think.
- Pauline Hanson

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this
would be a good time to sound off about myself,
as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
- Bob Kane

I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such,
I was more thinking of being among them,
and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views,
ideas, etc.
- Dennis Brown

It's no secret that I've become known for my strong political views.
- Carl Karcher

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows
little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
- William Congreve


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