Overpopulation Quotes

Most popular overpopulation quotes

The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children.
To prevent overpopulation there must be more deaths or fewer births. Refuse the latter; there will be the former.
We have been god-like in the planned breeding of our domesticated plants, but rabbit-like in the unplanned breeding of ourselves.
Those who warn of a population explosion picture a world of too many people and not enough food—sort of like the average cocktail party.


The command 'Be fruitful and multiply' was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two people.
Malthus has been buried many times, and Malthusian scarcity with him. But as Garrett Hardin remarked, anyone who has to be reburied so often cannot be entirely dead.


The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.