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  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.
  • Boris Yeltsin
    Boris Yeltsin
    Russian politician 1931-2007
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    A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country.
  • Antoine Lavoisier
    Antoine Lavoisier
    French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
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    A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts.
  • Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
    American science communicator, television presenter 1955-
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    As a kid at the World's Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock roll over from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion - I was really disappointed.
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
    Pakistani politician 1953-2007
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    As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    English writer and columnist 1950-
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    Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
    American journalist
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    By 2022, China is expected to cede the dubious distinction of being the world's most populous nation to India, according to the population division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  • Carlo Ratti
    Carlo Ratti
    Italian architect, engineer and activist
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    Cities are 2% of the earth's crust, but they are 50% of the world's population.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
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    Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
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    Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.
  • Thomas Malthus
    Thomas Malthus
    English cleric and scholar 1766-1834
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    Had population and food increased in the same ratio, it is probable that man might never have emerged from the savage state.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) XVIII, 11, 16
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
  • Ang Lee
    Ang Lee
    Taiwanese film director, producer, and screenwriter 1954-
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    I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population - even to a lot of Americans.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
    American baseball writer, historian, and statistician 1949-
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    If a candidate for office starts talking about thinning the deer population or investing in barriers to reduce the number of deer on the highways, the other side will probably just ignore him, because they're not going to know what to say about it. But there is a chance that the issue will resonate with voters in an unexpected way.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population. When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential.
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