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Rene Dubos Quotes

Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
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Any attempt to shape the world and modify human personality in order to create a self-chosen pattern of life involves many unknown consequences. Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back. The multiplicity of determinants which affect biological systems limits the power of the experimental method to predict their trends and behavior  (Rene Dubos Quotes) There is a demon in technology. It was put there by man and man will have to exorcise it before technological civilization can achieve the eighteenth-century ideal of humane civilized life  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Man will survive as a species for one reason: He can adapt to the destructive effects of our power-intoxicated technology and of our ungoverned population growth, to the dirt, pollution and noise of a New York or Tokyo. And that is the tragedy. It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life  (Rene Dubos Quotes) In most human affairs, the idea is to think globally and act locally  (Rene Dubos Quotes) More can be learned from what works than from what fails  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Sometimes the more measurable drives out the most important  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Life is short, the art is long, the problems pressing  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny  (Rene Dubos Quotes) The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival  (Rene Dubos Quotes) It is often by a trivial, even an anecdotal decision, that we direct our activities into a certain channel, and thus determine which of the potential expressions of our individuality become manifest. Usually we know nothing of the ultimate orientation or of the outlet toward which we travel, and the stream sweeps us to a formula of life from which there is no returning. Every decision is like a murder, and our march forward is over the stillborn bodies of all our possible selves that will never be  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Man could escape danger only by renouncing adventure, by abandoning that which has given to the human condition its unique character and genius among the rest of living things  (Rene Dubos Quotes) ... men as a rule are more preoccupied with the dangers that threaten their life than interested in the biological forces on which they depend for a constructive existence  (Rene Dubos Quotes) As long as mankind is made up of independent individuals with free will, there cannot be any social status quo. Men will develop new urges, and these will give rise to new problems, which will require ever new solutions. Human life implies adventure, and there is no adventure without struggles and dangers  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Man not only survives and functions in his environment, he shapes it and he is shaped by it  (Rene Dubos Quotes) A sense of continuity with the rest of creation is a form of religious experience essential to sanity  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back  (Rene Dubos Quotes) He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Nature always strikes back. It takes all the running we can do to remain in the same place  (Rene Dubos Quotes) The very process of living is a continual interplay between the individual and his environment, often taking the form of a struggle resulting in injury or disease  (Rene Dubos Quotes) With reference to life there is not one nature; there are only associations of states and circumstances, varying from place to place and from time to time  (Rene Dubos Quotes) The earth is literally our mother, not only because we depend on her for nurture and shelter but even more because the human sepcies has been shaped by her in the womb of evolution. Our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Gauss replied, when asked how soon he expected to reach certain mathematical conclusions, that he had them long ago, all he was worrying about was how to reach them!  (Rene Dubos Quotes) To ward off disease or recover health, people as a rule find it easier to depend on healers than to attempt the more difficult task of living wisely  (Rene Dubos Quotes) ... each type of civilization has had diseases peculiar to it and at each period the various social groups in any community also have differed in this regard  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Each civilization has its own kind of pestilence and can control it only by reforming itself  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Human life is now molded to a large extent by the changes that man has brought about in his external environment and by his attempts at controlling body and soul  (Rene Dubos Quotes) It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life  (Rene Dubos Quotes) Clearly, health and disease cannot be defined merely in terms of anatomical, physiological, or mental attributes. Their real measure is the ability of the individual to function in a manner acceptable to himself and to the group of which he is a part  (Rene Dubos Quotes)
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