Quotes of Biologist

“ There have always been historians and there has always been wit, but never historians of wit. ”

- Evan Esar

“ If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist. ”

- Enrico Fermi

“ God cannot alter the past, but historians can. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ In a certain sense all men are historians. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ If I could remember the names of all these particles I'd be a botanist. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ And that, by the way, is not a subjective analysis — that's the analysis of any environmentalist. ”

- Chuck Hagel

“ To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis… ”

- J.B.S. Haldane

“ Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. ”

- John Berger

“ Someone like Einstein was quite clearly a moralist, and he had a very highly developed political vision and was very spiritual in his way, and there are many biologists and physicists of the first order who are like that. ”

- Jonathan Miller

“ A biophysicist talks physics to the biologists and biology to the physicists, but then he meets another biophysicist, they just discuss women. ”

- Unknown

“ You're not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed. ”

- Oliver Stone

“ I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled. ”

- Jesse Jackson

“ Is dishwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ Let the biblical scholars and historians battle it out. ”

- Dan Brown

“ They do not know very good Latin, these botanists. ”

- Albert Hofmann

“ Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming. ”

- Garrett Hardin

“ To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. ”

- John B. S. Haldane

“ But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this, and to see that there must be some other principle regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life. ”

- Alfred Russel Wallace

“ No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller; for except he can see what must be, or what may be, he is no politician. ”

- James Harrington

“ No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin. ”

- Richard Owen

“ I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. ”

- Penelope Lively

“ I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I'm a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history. ”

- Oliver Stone

“ Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking. ”

- Jerome Lettvin

“ Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors. ”

- Antoine Rivarol

“ History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we made today. ”

- Henry Ford

“ The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified. ”

- J. F. Boyse

“ Might does not make right, it only makes history. ”

- Jim Fiebig

“ The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward. ”

- Unknown

“ The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ The historian is a prophet looking backwards. ”

- Friedrich von Schlegel
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