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Stephen Jay Gould Quotes and Sayings

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The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

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We pass through this world but once.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
arise from improbable foundations.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate
transient domination with either intrinsic superiority
or prospects for extended survival.
- Stephen Jay Gould

 

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The more important the subject and the closer it cuts
to the bone of our hopes and needs,
the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.
- Stephen Jay Gould

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes,
the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
- Stephen Jay Gould

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In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview -
nothing more constraining,
more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Science is an integral part of culture.
It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood.
It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
- Stephen Jay Gould

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process
with no drive to complexity,
not the expected results of evolutionary principles
that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding
the mode of its own necessary construction.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The most important scientific revolutions all include,
as their only common feature, the dethronement of human
arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous
convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
- Stephen Jay Gould

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing;
and as the judgment,
so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
- Thomas Hobbes

Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature;
and the error is ineradicable.
- W. Somerset Maugham

All sweeping assertions are erroneous.
- Letitia Landon

There's been a number of erroneous biographies,
articles and so on written about Billy and we both
thought it would be a good idea to produce a true one.
- Pamela Stephenson

A hallucination is a fact, not an error;
what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
- Bertrand Russell

No consensus of men can make an error erroneous.
We can only find or commit an error,
not create it.
When we commit an error, we say what was an error already.
- Josiah Royce

But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception,
all spring from the same erroneous thinking.
- Herman Hesse

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain,
egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous;
on the contrary it makes them,
for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The world has become so complex that the idea of a
power in which everything comes together and can be
controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous.
- Ulrich Beck

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous
ideas of what we actually see.
The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all,
nor the ruddy continents, solid land.
Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor.
- Edward E. Barnard

Believing that the power to destroy belongs to the
Creator alone I affirm...
that any theory which, when carried out,
demands the annihilation of force, is necessarily erroneous.
- James Prescott Joule

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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