More From Lewis Thomas
- "Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself."
- "We habitually engage in meddling with nature. Until this century most of this meddling was good. Witness the preservation of the European countryside. But since then we’ve smoked it up and littered it and dumped too much in too many waters. I don’t think it’s our privilege to behave this way."
- "The central task of science is to arrive, stage by stage, at a clearer comprehension of nature, but this does not at all mean, as it is sometimes claimed to mean, a search for mastery over nature."
More In Politics
- "Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together."― Daniel Webster
- "Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain."― Nagarjuna
- "London in the ’70s was a pretty catastrophic dump, I can tell you. We had every kind of industrial trouble; we had severe energy problems; we were under constant terrorist attack from Irish terrorist groups who started a bombing campaign in English cities; politics were fantastically polarized between left and right."― Ian Mcewan