Quotes and Sayings about Population



"Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Power, Help, Rumor)

"It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Meaning, Past, Population)

"During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Education, Committee, Consideration, Democrats, Republicans)

"Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people."
- Tom Allen
(Related: People, Climate, Help, Land, May, Population, State)

"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

"Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

"We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Life, Israel, Population, State, Will)

"No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Men, Women, African, Country, Europe, Population)

"My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail."
- Robert Atkins
(Related: Population, Will)

"With a growing population, there is a growing need for more water delivery and storage."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Population, Water)

"We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Money, Achievement, Denmark, Effort, Population)

"Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

"As the population of Georgia increased dramatically, so did development."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Development, Population)

"The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, Passion, Population)

"African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)

"My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Population, Project, Writing)

"In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population."
- Lin Biao
(Related: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

"When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Population)

"The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Economy, Nation, Population)

"We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Love, Liberty, Population, Spirit, World)

"As a small country, both in size and population, our future hinges on the quality of our people."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Quality, People, Country, Future, Population)

"The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)

"Members of al Qaeda and other affiliated organizations spent a great deal of time blending into the populations of several nations around the world and exploring all aspects of life there."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Life, Time, Nations, World)

"Living in this manner also gave them the opportunity to locate targets and develop methods of attack that would make the most impact on the population, infrastructure, and governments of these areas."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Opportunity, Living, Population)

"The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: People, Fear, Famine, Hunger, Nations, Population, Poverty, World)

"Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, Fact, Leaders, Population, World)

"Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Agriculture, Countries, Population)

"Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Population, Vote)

"It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people."
- John Bright
(Related: People, Church, Irish, Minority, Population, United)

"A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Being, Cities, Parliament, Population)

"Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Men, Women, Disease, Importance, Longevity, Population, Will)

"Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Population)

"The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Economy, Population, World)

"Well I actually do have a country house in Connecticut with a population of 3,000. Like, how small is that? I spend a lot of time there - I write up there. So I kind of have the best of both worlds and I love going up there."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Love, Time, Country, Population)

"There is a hugely underserved population out there... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest."
- James Cameron
(Related: Population)

"Since the end of the Second World War, our population has more than doubled to 27 million people."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: War, People, End, Population, World, World war)

"Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia and the Carolinas was so great that the population of those States remained almost, if not quite stationary."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Population, states)

"The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Food, Action, Invention, Laws, Population, Theory)

"We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Friend, Wealth, Israel, Participation, Security, Stability)

"Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example - the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Example, Participation, Reform)

"A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Experience, Population, Writer)

"We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Population, World)

"The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Countries, Nations, Protection)

"The population forecast for the United States in 1970 is 170 million. The population forecast for Russia alone in 1970 is 251 million. The implications are clear."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Population, Russia, states, United)

"The rate of population growth in the United States is slightly below that required to reproduce itself."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Growth, Population, states, United)

"Our population is headed for a stable plateau, which means an aging population."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Population)

"It's a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Babies, Credit, Culture, Open, Population)

"Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born - about half of adults in this group - English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Citizenship, English, Population)

"Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Muslim, Population, Tolerance)

"I support population control. I think USA should do the same."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Control, Population, Support)

"Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Environmental, Crime, Nation, Problems, Terrorism, World)

"Whatever its other limitations, the Big Apple and those who live there make room for their dogs and cats, take good care of them and abide by the rules made necessary by a huge population."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Care, Cats, Dogs, Limitations, Population, Rules)

"My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Home, Health, Population, State, states, United)

"Every industry is going to be affected (by the aging population). This creates tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges."
- Pat Conroy
"Population growth and development place additional stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Quality, Development, Growth, Ability, Nation, Population, Stress, Water)

"The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Abortion, Nothing)

"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Day, Order, Population, World)

"One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population."
- Wendy Craig
(Related: Being, Children, Classroom, Population)

"When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate challenging a sitting president, the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Information, Needs, Population, President)

"Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Population)

"There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Country, Population)

"Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Population, World)

"The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Marriage, Possibility, Divorce, Help, Morals, Population)

"I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax on the entire population, yet exclude a significant proportion of that population from programmes that this tax is paying for."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Tax, Population)

"Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society makes our population consist of more and more isolates. This is because of the infrastructure of the economy, especially electronic communications."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Society, Progress, Economy, Population)

"We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources - on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Population, World)

"We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur - only about one third of the estimated total population in need."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: People, Population)

"We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: People, Rights, Grave, Human rights, Now, Population)

"Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Population)

"The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Population, Suicide, Tension)

"China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively building its own economic infrastructure. Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S. and the European Union in global market power. It already has surpassed us in population."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Power, Building, Now, Population, Will, Years)

"The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food... The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population."
- Ernst Engel
(Related: Family, Food, Being, Living, Measure, Population)

"We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people."
- Nina Fedoroff
(Related: People, Growth, Population, Support)

"And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

"Three thousand jurisdictions across the U.S. are estimated to have had gang activity in 2001. In 2002, 32% of cities with a population of 25 to 50 thousand reported a gang-related homicide."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Cities, Population)

"At the end of all this, Russia held in her hands a vast belt of land running from the Baltic sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, comprising eleven nations with a population of 100 million people."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: People, End, Land, Nations, Population, Running, Russia, Sea)

"Schools that are to cater for the whole population must offer courses that are as rich and varied as are the needs and abilities of the children who enter them."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Children, Needs, Population, Schools)

"To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate."
- David Frum
(Related: Politics, Balance, Economy, Friends, Obvious, Population, Will)

"The aging and declining population will have far-reaching impacts. Declining fertility rates will possibly increase immigration. The structure of family and society will inevitably change."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Change, Family, Society, Population, Will)

"The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Country, Population, Today)

"I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S."
- Eduardo Galeano
(Related: Time, America, Blind, Ignorance, May, Nothing, Population, World)

"The Sierra Club in the United States has now really come out for population control and reduction."
- Susan George
(Related: Control, Now, Population, states, United)

"The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: End, Population, Years)

"Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Time, Thought, Growth, Concern, Population, Want)

"Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Death, People, African, Americans, Country, Population, Prison, Unemployment)

"I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Family, Man, Opinion, Population, Service)

"People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people."
- John Goodman
(Related: People, Poor, Population, Rest, Will)

"Our great history has been that people came to Michigan because you didn't have to have a college degree to get a good-paying job. Consequently, we have got a larger number of our population that right now are facing outsourcing, et cetera, without higher or advanced degrees."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: History, People, College, Job, Now, Population, Right)

"The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Population, Song, Songs)

"Exchange of breeding individuals between two populations tends to homogenize their gene pools."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Breeding)

"We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Growth, Future, Pollution, Statistics)

"We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Children, Population)

"The optimum population is, then, less than the maximum."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Population)

"Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as evidence that a population is below its optimum."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Growth, Positive, Population)

"But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Rights, Population, Property, Recycling)

"A finite world can support only a finite population; therefore, population growth must eventually equal zero."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Growth, Population, Support, World)

"I don't know of any cases where as a result of religious precepts a population have found themselves enjoying less food than they would have if they didn't follow this particular religion."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Food, Religion, Population, Religious, Result)

"None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Events, Population, Right, Spirit)

"Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: People, Expectations, Ladies, Gentlemen, Letters, Population)

"Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Growth, Wealth, Population, Suicide)

"Today's population of adolescents and young adults is the largest in our nation's history."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: History, Nation, Population, Today)

"For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Population, Schools)

"The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Force, Population, Rhetoric)

"I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Education, Control, Birth control, Poverty, Question, Want)

"We all worry about the population explosion, but we don't worry about it at the right time."
- Arthur Hoppe
(Related: Time, Population, Right, Worry)

"They divided the city into three electoral wards, and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people, the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Population)

"Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Energy, Giving, May, Now, Population, Skill)

"Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population back then in Sioux Falls, would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Jobs, Population)

"I'm a big fan of huge populations of people, so you'd think with 300 million people in the country, you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: People, Successful, Country)

"Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel, to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Time, Growth, Israel, Years)

"The war was declared over - the end of major combat operations - in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: War, End, May, Military, Police, Population, Soldiers)

"There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Building, Difficulties, Diversity, Evolution, Population, Protection, Restraint)

"If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Nature, Control, Growth, Population, Will)

"The destruction of our environment and resources cannot be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population is stemmed and ultimately reduced."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Growth, Destruction, Environment, Population, World)

"We must remember, too, that the Russian population of the Caucasus are to a large extent Muslims, and the areas such as Georgia which have aspirations of their own."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Aspirations, Population)

"Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white."
- Alfred Kinsey
(Related: World)

"Unless we do things in this country to slow down our population, slow down our birth control, provide better water for people, provide power for people, we're gonna find out that the next wars are not going to be fought over diamonds, gold and political things."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Power, People, Control, Birth control, Country, Gold, Population, Water)

"I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Population, World)

"The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Health, Hospitals, Population, President)

"It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us."
- David Krumholtz
(Related: People, Knowledge, Population, Pursuit, World)

"Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people, there should be no room for the despondency that has settled on large sections of the population."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: People, Country, Now, Poor, Population)

"You wouldn't believe how the town was named for me. I was met by the whole population, headed by the mayor."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Population)

"Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Christianity, Earth, Population, World)

"He is ready, if the occasion presents itself, to throw the whole English population in the St. Lawrence."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: English, Population)

"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."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Comfort, Population)

"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."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Americans, Population, World)

"I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Americans, Dying, Gold, Nation, Population, Risk, Years)

"The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth. It is to fill heaven."
- Graham Leonard
(Related: Purpose, Earth, Heaven, Population)

"USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population."
- David Letterman
(Related: People, Population, Today)

"Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Food, Americans, Children, Elderly, Needs, Population)

"So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Change, Population, Race)

"It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it - which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Population, Succeed, World, Years)

"To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Class, Country, May, Population)

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."
- James Madison
(Related: Agriculture, America, Population, Prosperity)

"Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Population)

"The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Power, Misery, Population, Vice)

"The constant effort towards population, which is found even in the most vicious societies, increases the number of people before the means of subsistence are increased."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: People, Effort, Population)

"The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Power, Earth, Man, Population)

"Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Population, Years)

"Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Education, Children, Future, Population)

"Five years from now, 10 years from now, there's going to be a huge Islamic population in the world, they're going to be nationalistic, they're going to be religious, and they're going to be militant."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Now, Population, Religious, World, Years)

"The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Change, Novelty, Theory)

"Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment, such a population would have unique opportunities to enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Environment, Living, Population)

"I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species - often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus - occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Population, Rank)

"I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations."
- Ernst Mayr
"As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations, totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of adaptation and diversification."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Change, Evolution, Fact)

"All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs, it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Change, Population)

"We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Drugs, Poor, Population, Saying, Want)

"I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: People, Being, Parliament, Population, Rest, Trying, Writing)

"Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Conservative, Future, Population, Republicans)

"Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state's population - but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and 19 percent of the state's revenues."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Boston, Jobs, Population, State)

"Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people, many of whom have serious medical conditions, which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Medical, People, Population, Today)

"One of the issues facing us today is that there are countries where there is a serious lack of resources, the standards of living are very low, and this creates a fundamental unease and discomfort in entire populations."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Countries, Living, Today)

"It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration."
- Agnes E. Meyer
(Related: Quality, People, American, Population, Question, World)

"An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Population, states, United)

"We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary bloodshed in the population."
- Duong Van Minh
(Related: Government, Power, Ceremony, Population, Vietnam)

"The great increase of our population throughout the Union will alone produce an important effect, and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation."
- James Monroe
(Related: Contemplation, Effect, Population, Will)

"Another interesting field, which is my own, is cofactors, not only to the disease but also to transmission. I am still puzzled by the fact that you get more sexual transmission in some ethnic populations. One way to answer this is to look for genetic factors."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Disease, Fact)

"My proposal now is to test a vaccine first on people who have been infected, and if you show some efficacy at this level, you might be able to go further to study uninfected people in a population with a high rate of infection."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: People, First, Now, Population, Study)

"New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Deep, Influence, Liberal, May, Population)

"The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Middle class, Now, Poor, Population)

"The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Middle class, Population)

"The populations of Central America are very, very small indeed, so that while no one was denying and this was one of the great debates we used to have, whose fault was it that there were communists were able to do so well down there, well, that wasn't the point."
- John Negroponte
(Related: America, Fault)

"As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Childhood, Disease, Population)

"And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II."
- Oliver North
(Related: Men, War, Women, Country, Fact, Population, Today, World, World war)

"One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

"This is a very difficult question. If you take a look at the aging population and demographics, we are going to have a big increase in the number of health care jobs needed in the state and in the country."
- David Obey
(Related: Health, Care, Country, Jobs, Population, Question, State)

"Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Women, Discrimination, Gain, Jobs, Population, Today)

"There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with quite a large contingent of cartoonists, given the size of the population."
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Art, Population, Tradition)

"The point of our demographics is that we're not having as many children and the population is stagnant, if not declining. So without immigration, we're not going to have the population."
- Susan Oliver
(Related: Children, Population)

"Since 1850, burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas has increased 100 times to produce energy as the world has industrialized to serve the world's more than 6 billion and growing population."
- John Olver
(Related: Energy, Oil, Population, World)

"President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population."
- John Olver
(Related: War, Islam, Iraq, Population, President, World)

"There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Change, Life, Peace, Population, Will, World)

"The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Life, Quality, Children)

"There is an Islamic population in France, most of which comes from the North African countries."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: African, Countries, France, Population)

"There are nearly 200 countries and a population of over 6 billion in today's world. International affairs should be addressed by all countries through consultations rather than monopolised by a few powers."
- Li Peng
(Related: Countries, Population, Today, World)

"The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek, which made very good flour. The population consisted of civilized Indians, but much mixed blood."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Blood, Population)

"It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations."
- Frederik Pohl
(Related: Science, Fiction)

"The United States Jewish population has made many vital contributions in all areas of our society in such ways as helping to develop the cultural, scientific, political and economic life of our country."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Life, Society, Country, Population, states, United)

"Jewish immigration in the 20th century was fueled by the Holocaust, which destroyed most of the European Jewish community. The migration made the United States the home of the largest Jewish population in the world."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Home, Community, Population, states, United, World)

"The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Society, Age, Italy, Now, Old, Population, Question)

"We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Love, People, Decision, Ability, Actions, Community, Influence, Office, Will)

"My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Cities, Class, Middle class, Play, Population)

"When 25 percent of the population believe the President should be impeached and 51 percent of the population believe in UFOs, you may or may not need a new President, but you definitely need a new population."
- Harry Reasoner
(Related: May, Population, President)

"Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!"
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Population, World)

"My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Music, People, Baby, Being, Forget, Population)

"In Washington State, the immigrant population has grown by 42 percent in the five years between 2000 and 2005 - which is an increase from 8 percent to 10.6 percent of the overall population - and the jobless rate in the state has hit a 6 year low."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Population, State, Washington, Years)

"After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood of the first settlers were cultivated, if capital and population increased, more food would be required, and it could only be procured from land not so advantageously situated."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Food, First, Land, Population)

"We are entering a new phase in human history - one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: History, Population, Will, Workers)

"There's no way New Orleans will ever be the city it was. I think it will have half the population. They may create a sort of Disneyland at the French Quarter for tourists. The rest I don't know."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: May, Population, Rest, Tourists, Will)

"Perhaps areas of Israel where current large Palestinian populations and demographic realities exist could be exchanged for Israeli expansion into the West Bank to include most of East Jerusalem."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Israel)

"I hope we're all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there's not only sort of a film geek audience, there's also a general interest in the overall film consuming population."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Quality, Hope, Film, Interest, Now, Population)

"I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, People, Goal, Force, Labor, Mankind, Population, Pursuit)

"Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four."
- Chris Rock
(Related: Sports, People, Population, states, United)

"Integral to the orb is our low cost long-range wireless radio data system and a protocol that allows us to send this data over 90% of the US population every 15 minutes throughout the day."
- David Rose
(Related: Day, Population)

"The two things that could have been better is number one, to get major military force into the community almost immediately to make sure that there was law and order. Number two, we had enough helicopters to airlift food into the centers of population and those places."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Food, Community, Force, Law, Military, Order, Population)

"As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Expertise, Population, Potential, President)

"If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us."
- Jane Rule
(Related: People, Gay, Legislation, Majority, Population, Tomorrow)

"There is a very large chunk of our population who firmly believe in extraterrestrials."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Population)

"Kids just don't read any more. They spend much more time with video games. It's just hard to get kids to read anything. Book sales have dropped dramatically, too. I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population."
- Stan Sakai
(Related: Time, Books, Games, Kids, Population, Sales)

"If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Man, Office, Population)

"Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Time, Appearance, Limits, Population)

"The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Catastrophes, Force, Military, Past, Police, Population)

"Politically speaking, you don't necessarily give away information that allows your enemy to get an upper hand. But at the same time you don't keep reality from the population."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Time, Enemy, Information, Population, Reality)

"The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Past, Population, Prison, Years)

"Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial Arab population."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Aggression, Israel, Population, Security, World)

"As for the long-term future: I am prepared to see in this a vision, not a mystical way but in a realistic way, of a population exchange on a much more important scale and including larger territories."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Vision, Population)

"Well, let's assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq."
- Eric Shinseki
(Related: Iraq, Population, Troops, World)

"And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that."
- Clare Short
(Related: Life, Anger, Muslim, Loss, Population, Suffering)

"We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education."
- Nigel Short
(Related: Education, Population)

"If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Teen, Leader, People, First, Leading, Population)

"The increase in the world's population represents our victory against death."
- Julian Lincoln Simon
(Related: Death, Victory, Population, World)

"I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Money, Wealth, Democracy, Elections, Population)

"We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible process is taking place among the white population. Just as with the blacks, the whites, too, are currently overcoming a psychological barrier."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Opinion, Overcoming, Population)

"AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Awareness, Catastrophes)

"Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don't need to imagine it. It's called the United States of America."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: America, Population, Promise, Radical, states, United)

"There is a great deal of work that can be done between the SDLP representing the Nationalist population and the Unionist Parties, and I believe we should set down to do that."
- Dick Spring
(Related: Work, Population)

"Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Forget, Population, Propaganda)

"It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Future, Projects)

"And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations, your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at, you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Testing, Wrong)

"There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others, and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately produce the general population of America."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: America, English, Population, states, United, Will)

"No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Force, Population)

"Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Cities, Irish, Population)

"The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history - the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: History, Time, Being, Competition, Europe, Now, Population, Pressure, Will, World)

"Heretofore there has always been in the history of the world a comparatively unoccupied land westward, into which the crowded countries of the East have poured their surplus populations."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: History, Countries, Land, World)

"A virulent, aggressive minority has decided that Americans don't know themselves what it is they should see, and need to be protected by people who are wiser than they are, even if they are only a tiny sliver of the population."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: People, Americans, Minority, Population)

"The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Country, Effect, Population, Promises)

"The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Opinion, Population, Water)

"Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: Education, Population, Reading, Worth)

"A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Science, Society, Technology, Successful, Investment, Living, Population)

"The West German population would protest passionately if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor, McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Meetings, Planning, Population, Protest)

"Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Land, Population)

"People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back."
- Tom Vilsack
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Land, Military, Population)

"While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Government, Policy, Congress, Democracy, Giving, Leaders, Population, Support, Voice)

"Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don't believe in Christ, you can't get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world's population!"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Christian, Heaven, World)

"About 20 per cent of the population believe themselves to have a food allergy and only about five per cent actually do."
- John Warner
(Related: Food, Population)

"The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts."
- William Weld
(Related: Population, Public, School, states)

"I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species."
- George C. Williams
(Related: Criticism)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Behavior, Choice, Population)

"As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Management, Decisions, Population, Risk, Today, Will)

"We have three billion people, half the world's population today, living on less than two dollars a day."
- James Wolfensohn
(Related: People, Day, Living, Population, Today, World)

"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."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: People, Country, Population, Result)

"Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: People, Financial, Population, Shame, Today, World)

"The aging of the U.S. population is a theme that we believe strongly in and the health care sector is really right in the bulls eye of this particular theme."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Health, Care, Eye, Population, Right)

"There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: American, Myth, Population)

"I soon became convinced... that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of."
- Fritz Zwicky
(Related: Time, Exercise, First, Population, Universe, Waste)