E. O. Wilson famous quotes




True character arises from a deeper well than religion.

~ E. O. Wilson

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We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.

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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.

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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.

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

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People respect nonfiction but they read novels.

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Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.

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

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

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So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution, what was known about it biologically, just gradually transformed me by taking me out of literalism and increasingly into a more secular, scientific view of the world.

~ E. O. Wilson

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