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Quote Left To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge. Quote Right
Quote Left I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things Quote Right
Quote Left While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced. Quote Right
Quote Left You can drop a mouse down a thousand-yard mine shaft and, on arriving at the bottom, it gets a slight shock and walks away. A rat would probably be killed, though it can fall safely from the eleventh story of a building, a man is broken, a horse splashes. Quote Right
Quote Left While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced Quote Right
Quote Left I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma. Quote Right
Quote Left My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we *can* suppose. Quote Right
Quote Left If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles Quote Right
Quote Left We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve. Quote Right
Quote Left Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose Quote Right
Quote Left It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we CAN imagine. Quote Right