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Species Quotes

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Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

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On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries;
no man can ignore all of them.
- Aldo Leopold

 

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe,
then I'd have to say that the universe
aimed rather low and settled for very little.
- George Carlin

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

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Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

There are three species of government:
republican,
monarchical, and despotic.
- Charles de Secondat

It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or,
in other words, the most convenient.
- Henri Poincare

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good
substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the
leisure of the labouring classes.
- James Madison

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman,
or as some other suitable species of human being,
the American wants to be considered a good guy.
- Louis Kronenberger

The hierarchy of relations, from the molecular structure
of carbon to the equilibrium of the species and ecological whole,
will perhaps be the leading idea of the future.
- Joseph Needham

We don't protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species.
- Andrew Vachss

A race is what zoologists term a variety or subdivision of a species.
- J. Philippe Rushton

Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs.
- Peter R. Grant

We're the only species that have crapped up the planet
and the only species that can clean it up.
- Dennis Weaver

And History will smile to think that this is the species
for which Socrates and Jesus Christ died.
- Julien Benda

The sexes in each species of being...
are always true equivalents - equals but not identical.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

We are a complex species to observe.
- Jasmine Guy

You look at the fact that for millions of years species
on earth have been developing and we've been knocking
them off at like a hundred a day.
- Jon Fishman

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required
for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock

With the exception of certain rodents,
no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually
destroys members of his own species.
- Anthony Storr

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction,
many species were spreading, and there were many diseases.
- Robert T. Bakker

Already at the origin of the species man was equal
to what he was destined to become.
- Jean Rostand

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds
wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
- Carl Sagan

If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it.
Then it will be managed - like chickens,
like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.
- Ted Nugent

There has always been a tendency to classify children
almost as a distinct species.
- Hugh Lofting

Indeed, the whole human species is endangered,
by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction
which further advances in science are likely to produce.
- Joseph Rotblat

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species
is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits
that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
- Peter R. Grant

Humanity is quite a unique species, since it is the
only one with the means to wipe itself out.
- Ramman Kenoun

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men,
the good and the bad.
But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
- David Hume

Why is it not just as likely that there were as many
small general nearly at first as now,
and as great a disproportion in the number of their species?
- Asa Gray

He is a state of matter, a form of life,
a sort of animal, and a species of the Order Primates,
akin nearly or remotely to all of life and indeed to all that is material.
- George G. Simpson

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal
species in part because it's the world's largest land
mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.
- Jared Diamond

The mode of consciousness of nonhuman species is quite
different from human consciousness.
- J. M. Coetzee

U2 is an original species...
there are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of
Mexico has more different species than some European countries.
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual,
but a species.
- Henry Fielding

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the
species of woman in whose company he finds himself
electrified and enkindled,
but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
- George Jean Nathan

There is only one valid species of voyage,
which is walk towards the men.
- Ella Maillart

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them
want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe
and humans are the most important species,
the supreme expression of creation.
- Ann Druyan

But the truth is that Homo sapiens is a sensual species.
I think all species are, to one degree or another.
- Jock Sturges

Each simian had a much different body suit,
so besides trying to define class across species,
there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood

Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment,
damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers
billions of dollars annually.
- John M. McHugh

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

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know:
the Bible,
the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species,
and Karl Marx's Capital.
- Al Capp

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

U2 is an original species...
there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

The thought that we're in competition with Russians
or with Chinese is all a mistake,
and trivial.
We are one species, with a world to win.
- George Wald

Whenever one reads of the determination of the species,
or opens a book on natural science and history,
in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

Herein lies our problem.
If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever,
then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species.
Which is very unfortunate.
- Steve Irwin

We can understand, too, that natural species are chosen
not because they are 'good to eat' but because they are 'good to think.'
- Levi Strauss

If epic poetry is a definite species,
the sagas do not fall within it.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking
for a definition of species.
- Walter Lang

That the variability of an organism to a certain extent
is a constant and certain condition of life we admit,
otherwise there would be no distinguishable individuals of a species.
- Richard Owen

Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important
means of enabling animal species to survive.
- Christian Lous Lange

I'm hoping to make a new thing for the world that remains
in the mind like a new species of living thing.
- Frank Auerbach

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread.
Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning
the library without ever having read its books.
- John Dingell

The fidelity question is difficult for me.
Society has made us believe we're supposed to be monogamous
when we're not killer whales,
or whatever the monogamous species is.
- Rachel Hunter

If venereal delight and the power of propagating the
species were permitted only to the virtuous,
it would make the world very good.
- James Boswell

There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism
by means of which men can be made to believe that something
said on earth comes from Heaven.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
- John W. Gardner

We observe closely related species in sympatry and
infer how they evolved from a common ancestor.
- Peter R. Grant

Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species,
and be loving.
- John Lithgow

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

Biologically the species is the accumulation of the
experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
- H. G. Wells


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