Thomas Malthus

Thomas Malthus

English cleric and scholar

Lived from: 1766-1834

Category: Science

Quotes: Thomas Malthus

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    A feather will weigh down a scale when there is nothing in the opposite one.
    Source: Principles of Political Economy (1836) II, I, V
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    Evil exists in the world not to create despair but activity.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) XIX, 15, 1
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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
  • Thomas Robert Malthus
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    Hard as it may appear in individual cases, dependent poverty ought to be held disgraceful.
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    I happen to have a very bad fit of the tooth-ache at the time I am writing this.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) XII, 6, 8
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    I think it will be found that experience,
    the true source and foundation of all knowledge,
    invariably confirms its truth.
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    In general it may be said that demand is quite as necessary to the increase of capital as the increase of capital is to demand.
    Source: Principles of Political Economy (1836) II, I, IV
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    It has appeared that from the inevitable laws of our nature, some human beings must suffer from want. These are the unhappy persons who, in the great lottery of life, have drawn a blank.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) X, 29, 1-15
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    It is not the most pleasant employment to spend eight hours a day in a counting house.
    Source: Principles of Political Economy (1836) II, I, IX
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    Man cannot live in the midst of plenty.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) X, 7, 1
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    Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio, Subsistence, increases only in an arithmetical ratio.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) I, 18, 1-2
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    Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.
  • Thomas Robert Malthus
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    The passion between the sexes has appeared in every age to be so nearly the same, that it may always be considered, in algebraic language as a given quantity.
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    The power of population is so superior to the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) VII, 20, 2-4
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    To prevent the recurrence of misery is, alas! beyond the power of man.
    Source: An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798) V, 25, 4-5
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