” The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes. “


” A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him. “


” I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food. “


” In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known. “


” The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means. “


” The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man. “



All 6 Thomas Malthus Quotes about Man in picture


The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes.
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.


I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food.
In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.
The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
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