Edward Wilson Quotes

27 Edward Wilson quotes:

"Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies . . . I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"[It is] surpassingly strange, ... put their common sense on hold."
"It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life -- for 8 billion or more people -- without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Humanity Quotes
"Humanity is part of nature, a species that evolved among other species. The more closely we identify ourselves with the rest of life, the more quickly we will be able to discover the sources of human sensibility and acquire the knowledge on which an enduring ethic, a sense of preferred direction, can be built."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Humanity Quotes
"Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Humanity Quotes
"In a purely technical sense, each species of higher organism is richer in information than a Caravaggio painting, Bach fugue, or any other great work of art."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"I am an optimist by nature. But I have to admit, it's getting kind of scary."
Author: Wilson Quotes Category: Nature Quotes

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