65 Population Quotes On Success In Life

These population quotes will inspire you. Population, the whole number of people living in a country, city, or area.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging population quotes, population sayings, and population proverbs.

Best Population Quotes

  1. “The United Nation’s goal is to reduce population selectively by encouraging abortion, forced sterilization, and control of human reproduction, and regards two-thirds of the human population as excess baggage, with 350,000 people to be eliminated per day.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
  2. Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.” ~ Steven Rattner
  3. “Either we reduce the world’s population voluntarily or nature will do this for us, but brutally” ~ Maurice Strong
  4. “You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.” ~ Noam Chomsky

  5. “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” ~ Thomas Malthus
  6. “The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.” ~ John Holdren
  7. “Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  8. “Innovation is all about people. Innovation thrives when the population is diverse, accepting and willing to cooperate.” ~ Vivek Wadhwa

  9. “The Internet is an élite organization; most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  10. “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  11. “We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can’t support many more people.” ~ Nina Fedoroff
  12. “Given continued high rates of population increase, all environmental victories are temporary.” ~ Thomas W. Horton
  13. “With a growing population, there is a growing need for more water delivery and storage.” ~ Joe Baca

  14. “Contrary to popular opinion, even totalitarian dictatorships are dependent on the population and the societies they rule.” ~ Gene Sharp
  15. “Of course I know our economic growth can’t match our population growth so of course I know we’ll all get poorer until we get that number down – don’t tell me, tell the other idiots!” ~ Bernard Chidzero
  16. “When every province of the world so teems with inhabitants that they can neither subsist where they are nor remove themselves elsewhere.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  17. “I think still it is very fine not to want children. There are far too many people in the world. It is my contribution to ecology.” ~ Helen Mirren
  18. “World population needs to be decreased by 50%” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  19. “Give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  20. “Should we now explain to UK couples who plan a family that stopping at two children, or at least having one less than first intended, is the simplest and biggest contribution anyone can make to leaving a habitable planet for our grandchildren?” ~ John Guillebaud
  21. “We cannot confront the massive challenges of poverty, hunger, disease and environmental destruction unless we address issues of population and reproductive health” ~ Thoraya Obaid
  22. “The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.” ~ John Holdren , Population quotes control
  23. “By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down.” ~ Bill Gates

  24. “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
  25. “No despot ever flung forth his legions to die in foreign conquest, no privilege-ruled nation ever erupted across its borders, to lock in death embrace with another, but behind them loomed the driving power of a population too large for its boundaries and its natural resources.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  26. “There is a single theme behind all our work-we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it.” ~ Thomas Ferguson
  27. “In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

  28. “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
  29. “Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.” ~ Thomas Malthus
  30. “Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan
  31. “Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment” ~ David Attenborough
  32. “There is a single theme behind all our work-we must reduce population levels.” ~ Thomas Ferguson

  33. “Once it was necessary that the people should multiply and be fruitful if the race was to survive. But now to preserve the race it is necessary that people hold back the power of propagation.” ~ Helen Keller
  34. “‘Smart growth’ destroys the environment. ‘Dumb growth’ destroys the environment. The only difference is that ‘smart growth’ does it with good taste. It’s like booking passage on the Titanic. Whether you go first-class or steerage, the result is the same.” ~ Albert Allen Bartlett
  35. “In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  36. “The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident.” ~ David Rockefeller

  37. “Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights.” ~ Al Gore
  38. “The combination of population growth and the growth in consumption is a danger that we are not prepared for and something we will need global co-operation on.” ~ Maurice Strong
  39. “It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.” ~ David Attenborough
  40. “To bring about destruction by overcrowding, mass starvation, anarchy, the destruction of our most cherished values, there is no need to do anything. We need only do nothing except what comes naturally, and breed. And how easy it is to do nothing” ~ Isaac Asimov
  41. “Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

  42. “We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.” ~ Arnold J. Toynbee
  43. “Can you think of any problem, in any area of human endeavour, on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?” ~ Albert Allen Bartlett
  44. “We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.” ~ Mikhail Gorbachev
  45. “A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.” ~ John Holdren
  46. “We all worry about the population explosion, but we don’t worry about it at the right time.” ~ Art Hoppe

  47. “We must alert and organize the world’s people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes of our environmental crises – exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau , Population quotes explosion
  48. “The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman-and each nation-must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  49. “As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.” ~ Benazir Bhutto
  50. “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.” ~ Prince Philip

  51. “In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  52. “It’s obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life – for 8 billion or more people – without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  53. “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” ~ Kenneth E. Boulding
  54. “Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying . . . demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism.” ~ Margaret Sanger

  55. “My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world.” ~ David Foreman
  56. “Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  57. “Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence increases only in an arithmetical ratio. A slight acquaintance with numbers will shew the immensity of the first power in comparison of the second.” ~ Thomas Malthus
  58. “The destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body.” ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard

  59. “There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort.” ~ Norman Borlaug
  60. “If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating, if it meant millions of people would die.” ~ Pentti Linkola
  61. “If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population. When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

  63. “Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.” ~ George Carlin
  64. “If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  65. “So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required – we could party our way into extinction!” ~ Peter Singer

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