Population Quotes

Quotes tagged as "population" (showing 1-30 of 80)
Robert A. Heinlein
“Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Ray Bradbury
“There are too many of us, he thought. There are billions of us and that's too many. Nobody knows anyone. Strangers come and violate you. Strangers come and cut your heart out. Strangers come and take your blood. Good God, who were those men? I never saw them before in my life!”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

David Attenborough
“‎Using his burgeoning intelligence, this most successful of all mammals has exploited the environment to produce food for an ever increasing population. Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps it's time we controlled the population to allow the survival of the environment.”
David Attenborough

Pentti Linkola
“I believe that human brilliance manifests itself only in flashes, among rare individuals. For this reason, humanity as a whole is enormously destructive: the creation of something as devastating as Western culture, which is now allowed to spread throughout the world, offers sufficient proof of this fact.”
Pentti Linkola, Can Life Prevail?

Adolf Hitler
“Our object must be to bring our territory into harmony with the numbers of our population.”
Adolf Hitler

Jared Diamond
“People often ask, "What is the single most important environmental population problem facing the world today?" A flip answer would be, "The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!”
Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Henri Bergson
“Europe is overpopulated, the world will soon be in the same condition, and if the self-reproduction of man is not rationalized... we shall have war.”
Henri Bergson, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion

Charles Fourier
“The Civilized… murder their children by producing too many of them without being able to provide for their well-being. Morality or theories of false virtue stimulate them to manufacture cannon fodder, anthills of conscripts who are forced to sell themselves out of poverty. This improvident paternity is a false virtue, the selfishness of pleasure.”
Charles Fourier

Cecil Rhodes
“Man begets, but land does not beget. ”
Cecil Rhodes

“When we can treat all existing persons as human, it will be time enough to think about having more.”
Athelstan Spilhaus

Ramez Naam
“The world has a very serious problem, my friend' Shiva went on. 'Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich -- like me -- live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we're pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though...”
Ramez Naam, Crux

“Malthus has been buried many times, and Malthusian scarcity with him. But as Garrett Hardin remarked, anyone who has to be reburied so often cannot be entirely dead.”
Herman E. Daly, Steady-State Economics: The Economics of Biophysical Equilibrium and Moral Growth

“Capitalism is a social system owned by the capitalistic class, a small network of very wealthy and powerful businessmen, who compromise the health and security of the general population for corporate gain.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Mark Halliday
“People need people and the happiest people are
surrounded with friendly flesh.
If you have ten kids they'll be so sweet --
ten really sweet kids! Have twelve!
What if there were 48 pro baseball teams,
you could see a damn lot more games!
And in this fashion we get away
from tragedy. Because tragedy comes when someone
gets too special. ”
Mark Halliday

“The obvious pollution occurring in many places - worst of all, in the planned societies- has encouraged the growth of the environmental movement, which, however, as shown in previous chapters, has an agenda that goes far beyond clean-up and beautification, far beyond the stewardship of nature that is commanded by ancient religious tradition. Embracing the "biospheric vision" in the "spirit of deep ecology", the movement sees human beings as the chief enemy in the struggle on behalf of a deified Nature. The environmental movement, therefore, is the perfect vehicle for population control. It is popular - people do love trees and animals and beautiful scenery - and it is unequivocal in its devotion to reducing human numbers. The environmental agencies of the United Nations, with their chilling blueprints for "demographic transition" and a standardless, undefined but totally planned and controlled "sustainable development", combine the fervor of nature worship with the lack of accountability of an unelected, international bureaucracy.”
Jacqueline Kasun, The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of Population Control

“To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow.”
Metrodorus of Chios

الصافي سعيد
“في بلد مثل الهند ينزل ألي الأرض حوالي 30 مليون نسمة كل سنة بينما لا يمكن أن ينتهي أي احصاء جماعي قبل 3 سنوات . و ما قاله ماوتسي تونغ لينكسون
حين سأله عن عدد سكان الصين و هو يجيبه :"هل تريدني أن أجيبك في أول الجلسة أو في أخيرها ؟" هو نكتة تعطي انطباعا أن بلد مثل الصين غير قابل للإحصاء الدقيق .”
الصافي سعيد

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For their never-ending endeavours to obtain or retain wealth, countries desperately need companies, because they—unlike most human beings—have the means of production, and human beings, because they—unlike all companies—have the means of reproduction.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Caspar Vega
“I’m at peak physical condition now. People sometimes assume I was in the army. I think I’m too insubordinate for that line of work. There’s enough to do around here. I read somewhere that you could still fit the entire world’s population into Texas. Imagine that.”
Caspar Vega, The Pink Beetle

Steven Magee
“The most dangerous thing to the USA population is not North Korea, it is the USA government.”
Steven Magee

“Society!
It's a crowd thing!”
Anthony T. Hincks

Steven Magee
“One can only wonder about a country that calls itself the greatest nation on Earth and silently radiation poisons its mass population.”
Steven Magee

Ljupka Cvetanova
“A third of population tend to corrupt. The rest have no money.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Douglas Murray
“Nevertheless, the idea that Europeans have simply stopped having enough children and must as a result ensure that the next generation is comprised of immigrants is a disastrous fallacy for several reasons. The first is because of the mistaken assumption that a country’s population should always remain the same or indeed continue rising. The nation states of Europe include some of the most densely populated countries on the planet. It is not at all obvious that the quality of life in these countries will improve if the population continues growing. What is more, when migrants arrive in these countries they move to the big cities, not to the remaining sparsely populated areas. So although among European states Britain, along with Belgium and the Netherlands, is one of the most densely populated countries, England taken on its own would be the second most densely populated country in Europe. Migrants tend not to head to the Highlands of Scotland or the wilds of Dartmoor. And so a constantly increasing population causes population problems in areas that are already suffering housing supply problems and where infrastructure like public transport struggles to keep up with swiftly expanding populations.”
Douglas Murray, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

Douglas Murray
“Even if you agreed that longevity is a curse for a society, there are many things you might do before deciding to import the next generation from another continent.”
Douglas Murray, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

“If sex were not pleasant, then population, animals etc. would gradually decrease and go extinct!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Steven Magee
“There are no doubts that the rapidly changing global environment is inducing illness and disease into the world population.”
Steven Magee

“যৌনতা যদি আনন্দময় না হতো তবে জনসংখ্যা, জীবজন্তু ইত্যাদি ক্রমশ কমতে কমতে বিলুপ্ত হয়ে যেতো!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Steven Magee
“The corporate government’s intent is to make their mass population sick, because that is where the profits are.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We would have already reached the maximum number of people our planet can support, if men and boys were the ones who are generally seen as sex objects.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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