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 :: 1892-1964, British Scientist, Author

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A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Boys]

 

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I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Health]

 

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I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Cancer]

 

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In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Words]

 

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My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Universe]

 

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The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Theory]

 

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Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Reform]

 

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We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Success]

 

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While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Martyrdom]

 

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