Celebrating 19 Years on the Web
TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY ®
Find science on or your birthday

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index C > Category: Consumer

Consumer Quotes (6 quotes)

Nos numeros sumus et fruges consumere nati.
We are but ciphers, born to consume earth's fruits.
[Alternate: We are just statistics, born to consume resources.]
Horace
Epistles bk. 1, no. 2, 1. 27. In Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica, trans. H. Rushton Fairclough (1926), 264-5.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Birth (147)  |  Earth (996)  |  Fruit (102)  |  Statistics (155)

From packaging materials, through fibers, foams and surface coatings, to continuous extrusions and large-scale moldings, plastics have transformed almost every aspect of life. Without them, much of modern medicine would be impossible and the consumer electronics and computer industries would disappear. Plastic sewage and water pipes alone have made an immeasurable contribution to public health worldwide.
'Plastics—No Need To Apologize', Trends in Polymer Science (Jun 1996), 4, 172. In Paul C. Painter and Michael M. Coleman, Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering (2008), 21.
Science quotes on:  |  Alone (311)  |  Aspect (124)  |  Computer (127)  |  Continuous (82)  |  Contribution (89)  |  Disappear (82)  |  Disappearance (28)  |  Electronics (11)  |  Fiber (16)  |  Health (193)  |  Immeasurable (4)  |  Impossibility (61)  |  Impossible (251)  |  Industry (137)  |  Large (394)  |  Life (1795)  |  Material (353)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Modern (385)  |  Mold (33)  |  Pipe (7)  |  Plastic (28)  |  Public (96)  |  Public Health (10)  |  Scale (121)  |  Sewage (6)  |  Surface (209)  |  Through (849)  |  Transform (73)  |  Transformation (69)  |  Water (481)  |  Worldwide (16)

The Pacific coral reef, as a kind of oasis in a desert, can stand as an object lesson for man who must now learn that mutualism between autotrophic and heterotrophic components, and between producers and consumers in the societal realm, coupled with efficient recycling of materials and use of energy, are the keys to maintaining prosperity in a world of limited resources.
'The Emergence of Ecology as a New Integrative Discipline', Science (1977), 195, 1290.
Science quotes on:  |  Component (48)  |  Coral Reef (12)  |  Desert (56)  |  Efficient (26)  |  Energy (344)  |  Kind (557)  |  Learn (629)  |  Lesson (57)  |  Limit (280)  |  Limited (101)  |  Man (2251)  |  Material (353)  |  Must (1526)  |  Object (422)  |  Pacific Ocean (5)  |  Producer (3)  |  Prosperity (21)  |  Realm (85)  |  Recycling (4)  |  Society (326)  |  Stand (274)  |  Use (766)  |  World (1774)

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country’s dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Aim (165)  |  Alleviate (4)  |  Burden (27)  |  Commitment (27)  |  Comprehensive (29)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Country (251)  |  Decrease (15)  |  Dependency (3)  |  Electricity (159)  |  Energy (344)  |  Foreign (45)  |  Increase (210)  |  Meaningful (17)  |  Must (1526)  |  Oil (59)  |  Package (6)  |  Price (51)  |  Produce (104)  |  Relentless (8)  |  Reliability (17)

We need a number of solutions - we need more efficiency and conservation. Efficiency is a big one. I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars. They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Better (486)  |  Big (48)  |  Car (71)  |  Company (59)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Demand (123)  |  Do (1908)  |  Efficiency (44)  |  Efficient (26)  |  Lot (151)  |  More (2559)  |  Need (290)  |  Number (699)  |  Produce (104)  |  Solution (267)  |  Solution. (53)  |  Technology (257)  |  Think (1086)

When you look at the companies that have really won customers over in technology—say, Apple and Google—you find that they spend billions of dollars on R&D [research and development] each year, often spending that much on a product before they ever make a dime back in profits. Unfortunately, in the environment, I don’t see as much willingness to invest heavily in R&D as I do in consumer technology. And that’s a pity.
From interview with Mark Tercek, 'Q&A With Ramez Naam: Dialogues on the Environment', Huffington Post (1 Jul 2013).
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Apple (40)  |  Back (390)  |  Billion (95)  |  Company (59)  |  Customer (9)  |  Development (422)  |  Do (1908)  |  Dollar (22)  |  Environment (216)  |  Find (998)  |  Google (4)  |  Heavily (14)  |  Invest (18)  |  Look (582)  |  Pity (14)  |  Product (160)  |  Profit (52)  |  Research (664)  |  Say (984)  |  See (1081)  |  Spend (95)  |  Spending (24)  |  Technology (257)  |  Unfortunately (38)  |  Willingness (10)  |  Year (933)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Quotations by: • Albert Einstein • Isaac Newton • Lord Kelvin • Charles Darwin • Srinivasa Ramanujan • Carl Sagan • Florence Nightingale • Thomas Edison • Aristotle • Marie Curie • Benjamin Franklin • Winston Churchill • Galileo Galilei • Sigmund Freud • Robert Bunsen • Louis Pasteur • Theodore Roosevelt • Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan • Leonardo DaVinci • Michio Kaku • Karl Popper • Johann Goethe • Robert Oppenheimer • Charles Kettering  ... (more people)

Quotations about: • Atomic  Bomb • Biology • Chemistry • Deforestation • Engineering • Anatomy • Astronomy • Bacteria • Biochemistry • Botany • Conservation • Dinosaur • Environment • Fractal • Genetics • Geology • History of Science • Invention • Jupiter • Knowledge • Love • Mathematics • Measurement • Medicine • Natural Resource • Organic Chemistry • Physics • Physician • Quantum Theory • Research • Science and Art • Teacher • Technology • Universe • Volcano • Virus • Wind Power • Women Scientists • X-Rays • Youth • Zoology  ... (more topics)
Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages:
Visit our Science and Scientist Quotations index for more Science Quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists, pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

Names index: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Categories index: | 1 | 2 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

- 100 -
Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
- 90 -
Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Euclid
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Bible
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
Avicenna
James Watson
William Shakespeare
- 50 -
Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
Archimedes
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Hippocrates
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
Aristotle
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton



who invites your feedback
Thank you for sharing.
Today in Science History
Sign up for Newsletter
with quiz, quotes and more.