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

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

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


 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My current project is my band, Population 1.
We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles.
- Nuno Bettencourt

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

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

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

One in four children being victimized? That's about
seven children in every classroom.
That's a significant proportion of the population.
- Wendy Craig

We can survive as a population only if we conserve,
develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources.
- Silvia Cartwright

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

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

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

We are 5 percent of the global population and consume
a third of the total resources -
on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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

People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same
insurance as the rest of the population.
If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people.
- John Goodman

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

There is a very large chunk of our population who firmly
believe in extraterrestrials.
- Jeri Ryan

I support population control.
I think USA should do the same.
- Alex Chiu

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

Population growth and development place additional
stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its
ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains.
- Jerry Costello

Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding
up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent.
- Havelock Ellis

The broad masses of a population are more amenable
to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
- Adolf Hitler

I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who
married and brought up a large family,
did more service than he who continued single,
and only talked of population.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as
evidence that a population is below its optimum.
- Garrett Hardin

We must remember, too, that the Russian population
of the Caucasus are to a large extent Muslims,
and the areas such as Georgia which have aspirations of their own.
- Aly Khan

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

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

The increase in the world's population represents our victory against death.
- Julian Lincoln Simon

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

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

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

As the population of Georgia increased dramatically,
so did development.
- Roy Barnes

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

My patient population has a low recidivism rate,
but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent,
then of course, they will fail.
- Robert Atkins

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

Every industry is going to be affected (by the aging population).
This creates tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges.
- Pat Conroy

As population susceptibilities are better understood,
we will be in a better position than we are in today
to make informed decisions about risk management.
- Samuel Wilson

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

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by
most world leaders despite the fact that more than
half of the population of the world is hungry.
- Norman Borlaug

Schools that are to cater for the whole population
must offer courses that are as rich and varied as are
the needs and abilities of the children who enter them.
- Peter Fraser

It's human nature to keep doing something as long as
it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it -
which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years.
- Peter Lynch

USA Today has come out with a new survey -
apparently,
three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.
- David Letterman

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American
population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
- Mario Batali

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

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

The population forecast for the United States in 1970 is 170 million.
The population forecast for Russia alone in 1970 is 251 million.
The implications are clear.
- Emanuel Celler

Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state's population -
but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and
19 percent of the state's revenues.
- Thomas Menino

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people,
there should be no room for the despondency that has
settled on large sections of the population.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax
on the entire population,
yet exclude a significant proportion of that population
from programmes that this tax is paying for.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

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

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

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


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