E. O. Wilson Quotes

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Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.


When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
— E. O. Wilson


The ideal scientist thinks like a poet and only later works like a bookkeeper.


Much of good science—and perhaps all of great science—has its roots in fantasy.


If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
— E. O. Wilson


True character arises from a deeper well than religion. It is the internalization of moral principles of a society, augmented by those tenets personally chosen by the individual, strong enough to endure through trials of solitude and adversity.