Quotations by John B. S. Haldane

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Born: Saturday, November 5, 1892
Died: Tuesday, December 1, 1964 (72 years old)
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: British


A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Company)

And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Art, Science, Artists, Poets)

I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Health, Soul)

I think, however, that so long as our present economic and national systems continue, scientific research has little to fear.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Fear, Present, Research)

I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Voice)

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Nature, God, Beetles, Creation, Stars, Study)

In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Thought, Emotion, Fact, Words)

It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we can imagine.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Universe)

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Suspicion, Universe)

The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Business, Concern, Desire, Extreme, Nation)

The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Art, Fact, Man, Theories)

There can be no truce between science and religion.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Religion, Science)

There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: God, Fire, Flying, Insult, Invention)

To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Socialism)

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Politics, Science)

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Success, Failure, Environment, Heredity)

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Thought, Belief, Humanity, Martyrs, May, Suspicion, Will)

Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No, but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: Life, Brother, Brothers)







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