Quotes: extinction

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  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
    Source: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006) 76
  • Rabbi Hillel
    Rabbi Hillel
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    He who refuses to learn deserves extinction.
  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
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    I accept extinction as best explaining disjoined species. I see that the same cause must have reduced many species of great range to small, and that it may have reduced large genera to so small, and of families.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only to extinction.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975)
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
  • Arthur Levitt
    Arthur Levitt
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    Once again, stock markets have been threatened with extinction for almost 75 years, and I have found that stock markets are harder to kill than roaches.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975)
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
  • The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.
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