Quotations on Evolution

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Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Progress, Evolution, President, Washington)

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Revolution, Will, World)

Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man.
- Shana Alexander
(Keywords: Evolution, Man)

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Mistake, Revolution, World)

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: People, Revolution, Historians, Will)

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Love, Trust, Women, Revolution, Necessity, Sadness)

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: Beginning, Community, Revolution, Office)

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Revolution, Reputation, Violence)

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Conservative, Day, Revolution, Radical, Will)

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves.
- Edward Bach
(Keywords: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then.
- John Bacon
(Keywords: Pet, Evolution, Myth)

Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Keywords: Revolution, Self)

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Keywords: Revolution, Job, Writer)

In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution.
- Bela Bartok
(Keywords: Art, Evolution, Revolution)

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released.
- Beck
(Keywords: Change, Evolution, Sea, Songs)

Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Life, People, Children, Revolution, Help)

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Work, People, Revolution, Worry)

The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Science, Work, Evolution, Theory)

While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Technology, Countries, Revolution, World)

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Crime, Revolution, May)

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
- Milton Berle
(Keywords: Evolution, Mothers)

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population.
- Lin Biao
(Keywords: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Change, Friend, Constitution, Enemy, Free speech, Revolution, Tyranny)

In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants.
- Lewis Black
(Keywords: Evolution, Plants, Voting, Years)

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Revolution, Ideals)

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Culture, Revolution, Self)

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: People, Revolution, Meaning, Nations, World)

Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Change, Progress, Countries, Revolution, Now, Production, Rain)

In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Life, Time, Civilization, Knowledge, Evolution, First, Universe)

We've got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can't say exactly where, but I think it's back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Environment, Revolution, Tools)

We talking about revolution because that's the era that you're caught in.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Revolution, Talking)

In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: People, American, Revolution, Will)

The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Politics, People, Country, Revolution, Today)

An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: America, Evolution, Teaching)

Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Science, Heart, Evolution, Mind, Name, Spiritual)

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan
(Keywords: Children, Evolution, Parents, Right)

Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Revolution, Grave)

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Power, Correction, Revolution, Reform)

In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living.
- Luther Burbank
(Keywords: Progress, Children, Evolution, Living, Principles, World)

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Revolution, Manners, Opinions)

We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke
(Keywords: Time, History, People, Country, Revolution, Violence)

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.
- James MacGregor Burns
(Keywords: Act, Authority, Class, Revolution, Violence)

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)



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