34 Famous Quotes on Nature by E. O. Wilson

Collection of most interesting and famous quotes by American naturalist E. O. Wilson.

Edward Osborne Wilson, usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, naturalist, and writer. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world’s leading expert.

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Best Quotes by E. O. Wilson

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

— E. O. Wilson

If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.

— E. O. Wilson

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

— E. O. Wilson

The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

— E. O. Wilson

The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

— E. O. Wilson

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.

— E. O. Wilson

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

— E. O. Wilson

Blind faith no matter how passionately expressed will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.

— E. O. Wilson

By any reasonable measure of achievement the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.

— E. O. Wilson

For me the peculiar qualities of faith are a logical outcome of this level of biological organization.

— E. O. Wilson

Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?

— E. O. Wilson

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.

— E. O. Wilson

If history and science have taught us anything it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

— E. O. Wilson

But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity and that being able to join in musical activity along with dancing could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.

— E. O. Wilson

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic intellectual cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

— E. O. Wilson

Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.

— E. O. Wilson

True character arises from a deeper well than religion.

— E. O. Wilson

Science and religion are the two most powerful forces in the world. Having them at odds… is not productive.

— E. O. Wilson

I see no way out of the problems that organized religion and tribalism create other than humans just becoming more honest and fully aware of themselves.

— E. O. Wilson

The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion whether it’s Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.

— E. O. Wilson

People respect nonfiction but they read novels.

— E. O. Wilson

Blind faith no matter how passionately expressed will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.

— E. O. Wilson

Political ideology can corrupt the mind and science.

— E. O. Wilson

By any reasonable measure of achievement the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.

— E. O. Wilson

If history and science have taught us anything it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

— E. O. Wilson

Science and religion are the two most powerful forces in the world. Having them at odds… is not productive.

— E. O. Wilson

Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness of virtue and sin among the members of a society.

— E. O. Wilson

Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection tribe competing against tribe and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.

— E. O. Wilson

The essence of humanity’s spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?

— E. O. Wilson

If history and science have taught us anything it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

— E. O. Wilson

The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

— E. O. Wilson

I was a senior in high school when I decided I wanted to work on ants as a career. I just fell in love with them and have never regretted it.

— E. O. Wilson

In my heart I’m an Alabaman who went up north to work.

— E. O. Wilson

The work on ants has profoundly affected the way I think about humans.

— E. O. Wilson

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