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

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index P > Category: Philanthropist

Philanthropist Quotes (4 quotes)

But here I stop–short of any deterministic speculation that attributes specific behaviors to the possession of specific altruist or opportunist genes. Our genetic makeup permits a wide range of behaviors–from Ebenezer Scrooge before to Ebenezer Scrooge after. I do not believe that the miser hoards through opportunist genes or that the philanthropist gives because nature endowed him with more than the normal complement of altruist genes. Upbringing, culture, class, status, and all the intangibles that we call ‘free will,’ determine how we restrict our behaviors from the wide spectrum–extreme altruism to extreme selfishness–that our genes permit.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  All (4107)  |  Altruism (7)  |  Attribute (61)  |  Behavior (86)  |  Belief (578)  |  Call (769)  |  Class (164)  |  Complement (5)  |  Culture (143)  |  Determine (144)  |  Deterministic (2)  |  Do (1908)  |  Endow (14)  |  Endowed (52)  |  Extreme (75)  |  Free (233)  |  Free Will (15)  |  Gene (98)  |  Genetic (108)  |  Give (202)  |  Hoard (2)  |  Intangible (6)  |  Makeup (3)  |  Miser (3)  |  More (2559)  |  Nature (1928)  |  Normal (28)  |  Opportunist (3)  |  Permit (58)  |  Possession (65)  |  Range (99)  |  Restrict (12)  |  Selfishness (8)  |  Short (197)  |  Specific (95)  |  Spectrum (31)  |  Speculation (126)  |  Status (34)  |  Stop (80)  |  Through (849)  |  Upbringing (2)  |  Wide (96)  |  Will (2354)

The weeping philosopher too often impairs his eyesight by his woe, and becomes unable from his tears to see the remedies for the evils which he deplores. Thus it will often be found that the man of no tears is the truest philanthropist, as he is the best physician who wears a cheerful face, even in the worst of cases.
From Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions (1841), Vol. 1, 323.
Science quotes on:  |  Become (815)  |  Best (459)  |  Case (99)  |  Cheerful (10)  |  Deplore (2)  |  Evil (116)  |  Eyesight (5)  |  Face (212)  |  Find (999)  |  Impair (3)  |  Man (2249)  |  Philosopher (259)  |  Physician (273)  |  Remedy (62)  |  See (1082)  |  Sociology (46)  |  Tear (42)  |  True (214)  |  Unable (24)  |  Weep (5)  |  Will (2354)  |  Woe (4)  |  Worst (57)

To get your name well enough known that you can run for a public office, some people do it by being great lawyers or philanthropists or business people or work their way up the political ladder. I happened to become known from a different route.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Become (815)  |  Being (1278)  |  Business (149)  |  Different (577)  |  Do (1908)  |  Enough (341)  |  Great (1575)  |  Happen (275)  |  Happened (88)  |  Know (1519)  |  Known (454)  |  Ladder (16)  |  Lawyer (27)  |  Name (333)  |  Office (71)  |  People (1005)  |  Political (121)  |  Public (96)  |  Route (15)  |  Run (174)  |  Way (1216)  |  Work (1351)

Under the Providence of God, our means of education are the grand machinery by which the 'raw material' of human nature can be worked up into inventors and discoverers, into skilled artisans and scientific farmers, into scholars and jurists, into the founders of benevolent institutions, and the great expounders of ethical and theological science.
Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Board of Education of Massachusetts for the years 1845-1848, Life and Works of Horace Mann (1891), Vol. 4, 228.
Science quotes on:  |  Artisan (9)  |  Benevolent (9)  |  Discoverer (42)  |  Discovery (785)  |  Education (379)  |  Ethical (34)  |  Farmer (32)  |  Founder (26)  |  God (758)  |  Great (1575)  |  Human (1470)  |  Human Nature (65)  |  Institution (68)  |  Inventor (74)  |  Jurist (4)  |  Machinery (56)  |  Material (353)  |  Mean (809)  |  Means (580)  |  Nature (1928)  |  Providence (18)  |  Raw (28)  |  Scholar (50)  |  Science (3880)  |  Scientific (940)  |  Skill (109)  |  Work (1351)


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.