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Thomas Malthus Quotes and Sayings

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Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself
every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
- Thomas Malthus

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The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
- Thomas Malthus

The friend of the present order of things condemns
all political speculations in the gross.
- Thomas Malthus

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

 

I do not know that any writer has supposed that on
this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food.
- Thomas Malthus

Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.
- Thomas Malthus

The power of population is indefinitely greater than
the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
- Thomas Malthus

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No limits whatever are placed to the productions of the earth;
they may increase forever.
- Thomas Malthus

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently
to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
- Thomas Malthus

The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes.
- Thomas Malthus

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just
theory will always be confirmed by experiment.
- Thomas Malthus

The superior power of population cannot be checked
without producing misery or vice.
- Thomas Malthus

The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other
animals is the means of his support-the power which
he possesses of very greatly increasing these means.
- Thomas Malthus

I think it will be found that experience,
the true source and foundation of all knowledge,
invariably confirms its truth.
- Thomas Malthus

A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness
of some kind or other in the country that is deserted.
- Thomas Malthus

A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich.
I cannot properly contradict him.
- Thomas Malthus

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

In a state therefore of great equality and virtue,
where pure and simple manners prevailed,
the increase of the human species would evidently be
much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.
- Thomas Malthus

The great and unlooked for discoveries that have taken
place of late years have all concurred to lead many
men into the opinion that we were touching on a period
big with the most important changes.
- Thomas Malthus

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

The Federal prison population has increased more than
7-fold over the past 20 years.
- Bobby Scott

The middle class, in the white population,
encompasses a wide swath.
- Constance Baker Motley

New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep
South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population,
the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
- Constance Baker Motley

Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!
- Helen Reddy

Politically speaking, you don't necessarily give away
information that allows your enemy to get an upper hand.
But at the same time you don't keep reality from the population.
- Dwight Schultz

Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia,
a place not lacking in wealth.
But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per
capita has fallen by about half in a generation.
- Keith Henson

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the
middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley

There is a great deal of work that can be done between
the SDLP representing the Nationalist population and the Unionist Parties,
and I believe we should set down to do that.
- Dick Spring

They divided the city into three electoral wards,
and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people,
the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council.
- John Hume

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends -
and India with its fast-growing economy,
youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
- David Frum

With a growing population, there is a growing need
for more water delivery and storage.
- Joe Baca

A finite world can support only a finite population;
therefore,
population growth must eventually equal zero.
- Garrett Hardin

There is a hugely underserved population out there...
those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest.
- James Cameron

About 20 per cent of the population believe themselves
to have a food allergy and only about five per cent actually do.
- John Warner

Today's population of adolescents and young adults
is the largest in our nation's history.
- Ruben Hinojosa

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

The rate of population growth in the United States
is slightly below that required to reproduce itself.
- Emanuel Celler

We have three billion people, half the world's population today,
living on less than two dollars a day.
- James Wolfensohn

The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek,
which made very good flour.
The population consisted of civilized Indians,
but much mixed blood.
- Zebulon Pike

The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth.
It is to fill heaven.
- Graham Leonard

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated,
because of its dynamic and diverse population and because
it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.
- Michael Bloomberg

Since the end of the Second World War,
our population has more than doubled to 27 million people.
- Kim Campbell

Our population is headed for a stable plateau,
which means an aging population.
- Emanuel Celler

There is a segment of the American population that
has been excluded from the national myth,
and that should be redressed.
- Edward Zwick

But as population became denser, the natural chemical
and biological recycling processes became overloaded,
calling for a redefinition of property rights.
- Garrett Hardin

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own
people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities
and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
- Jan Egeland

We all worry about the population explosion,
but we don't worry about it at the right time.
- Arthur Hoppe

President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic
communities as an attack on Islam,
and thus the President has alienated a large part of
one fifth of the world's population.
- John Olver

Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population
and I won with 55 percent of the vote.
- Carol Moseley Braun

We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population;
the planet can't support many more people.
- Nina Fedoroff

We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access
to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur -
only about one third of the estimated total population in need.
- Jan Egeland

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
by force of arms forever.
- J. Michael Straczynski

The aging of the U.S.
population is a theme that we believe strongly in and
the health care sector is really right in the bulls
eye of this particular theme.
- John Zimmerman

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe,
more than half the population of the world -
out of six billion people,
more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank.
This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream,
somehow off-beat.
Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar
to the world's population -
even to a lot of Americans.
- Ang Lee

The great increase of our population throughout the
Union will alone produce an important effect,
and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation.
- James Monroe

The whole of the global economy is based on supplying
the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.
- Bill Bryson

Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future.
The fastest-growing, and most conservative,
segment of the population are natural Republicans.
- Ken Mehlman

If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under
control in the next one or two decades,
the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way,
whether we like it or not.
- Henry W. Kendall

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
Lawrence.
- Wilfrid Laurier

There is an Islamic population in France,
most of which comes from the North African countries.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people,
many of whom have serious medical conditions,
which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically.
- Ralph Merkle

We are entering a new phase in human history -
one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed
to produce the goods and services for the global population.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Although children are only 24 percent of the population,
they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford
to provide any child with a substandard education.
- Ed Markey

All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs,
it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population.
- Ernst Mayr

The Sierra Club in the United States has now really
come out for population control and reduction.
- Susan George

For too long, we financed our schools in a way that
has systematically left large segments of our population behind.
- Ruben Hinojosa

When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate
challenging a sitting president,
the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides.
- Walter Cronkite

Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings,
to convert the population into specimens in a zoo -
obedient to our keepers,
but dangerous to each other.
- Angela Davis

The destruction of our environment and resources cannot
be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population
is stemmed and ultimately reduced.
- Henry W. Kendall


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