Top 49 Quotes About Propagation

#1. Men are not more zealous for truth than they often are for error, and a sufficient application of legal or even of social penalties will generally succeed in stopping the propagation of either.

John Stuart Mill

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#2. Movement was the essence of Manhattan. It had always been so, and now its sense of flow, energy, openness, elasticity as Charles Dickens had called it, was headier than ever. Half the city's skill and aspirations seemed to go into the propagation of motion.

Jan Morris

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#3. Nothing stands so much in the way of the production and propagation of the great philosopher by nature as does the bad philosopher who works for the state.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#4. With all my ideas and follies I could one day found a corporate company for the propagation of beautiful but unreliable imaginings.

Robert Walser

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#5. Texans are the only race of people known to anthropologists who do not depend on breeding for propagation. Like princes and lords, they can be made by breath; plus a big hat-which comparatively few Texans wear.

J. Frank Dobie

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#6. The more the concept of reason becomes emasculated, the more easily it lends itself to ideological manipulation and to propagation of even the most blatant lies ... Subjective reason conforms to anything.

Max Horkheimer

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#7. States are not populated in accordance with the natural progression of propagation, but by virtue of their industry, their products, and their different institutions. ... Men multiply like the yields from the ground and in proportion to the advantages and resources they find in their labors.

Michel Foucault

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#8. We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA ... This is exactly what we are for. We are machines for propagating DNA, and the propagation of DNA is a self-sustaining process. It is every living object's sole reason for living.

Richard Dawkins

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#9. That which does not correspond to the truth or to the moral norm possesses, objectively, no right either to existence or to propagation or to action.

Pope Pius XII

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#10. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#11. For the butterfly, mating and propagation involve the sacrifice of life, for the human being, the sacrifice of beauty.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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#12. We must not forget that chemical warfare will sooner or later bring in its wake bacteriological warfare, pest propagation, typhus and other serious diseases.

Ferdinand Buisson

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#13. Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation.

Hosea Ballou

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#14. Every physical quality admired by men in women is in direct connection with the manifold functions of women for the propagation of the species.

James Joyce

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#15. Now, the velocity of wave propagation can be seen, without the aid of any mathematical analysis, to depend on the elasticity of the medium and its density; for we can see that if a medium is highly elastic the disturbance would be propagated at a great speed.

Albert A. Michelson

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#16. Women are made to be led, and counseled, and directed ... And if I am not a good man, I have no just right in this Church to a wife or wives, or the power to propagate my species. What then should be done with me? Make a eunuch of me, and stop my propagation.

Heber C. Kimball

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#17. Not only, in strict truth, was marriage instituted for the propagation of the human race, but also that the lives of husbands and wives might be made better and happier.

Pope Leo XIII

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#18. Nonviolence or soul force does not need physical aids for its propagation of effect.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#19. Men who marry for gratification, propagation or the matter of buttons or socks, must expect to cope with and deal in a certain amount of quibble, subterfuge, concealments, and double, deep-dyed prevarication.

Elbert Hubbard

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#20. Every expression of truth has in it the seeds of propagation, even as the sun cannot hide its light.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#21. The propagation of truth and nonviolence can be done less by books than by actually living on those principles.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#22. Counter-knowledge covers the propagation of false legends and conspiracy theories often used for political purposes or fundamentalist religious propaganda.

Antony Beevor

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#23. To be communal is to be something fallacious. It is to be something more or less than being, a subjugation or propagation of the self to exist within the external condition.

Dew Platt

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#24. Who could doubt that sport is a crucial window for the propagation of fair play and justice? After all, fair play is a value that is essential to sport.

Nelson Mandela

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#25. It was quite conceivable that Miss Tenzer had aroused in some man, possibly Richard Valdon, the kind of reaction that is an important factor in the propagation of the species; in fact, in more men than one.

Rex Stout

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#26. Once it was necessary that the people should multiply and be fruitful if the race was to survive. But now to preserve the race it is necessary that people hold back the power of propagation.

Helen Keller

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#27. When you plant a fertile meme in my mind you literally parasitize my brain, turning it into a vehicle for the meme's propagation in just the way that a virus may parasitize the genetic mechanism of a host cell.

Richard Dawkins

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#28. To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson

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#29. We shall probably never attain the power of measuring the velocity of nervous action; for we have not the opportunity of comparing its propagation through immense space, as we have in the case of light.

Johannes P. Muller

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#30. And your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians and Princes, devoted to the holy Christian faith and the propagation thereof - and enemies of the sect of Mohammet and of all idolatries and heresies, resolved to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the said

Christopher Columbus

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#31. What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.

O. S. Hawkins

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#32. Year-end financial statements ... express a truth about office life which is no less irrefutable yet also, in the end, no less irrelevant or irritating than an evolutionary biologist's proud reminder that the purpose of existence lies in the propagation of our genes.

Alain De Botton

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#33. For wisest ends this universal Power Gave appetites, from whose quick impulse life Subsists, by which we only live, all life Insipid else, unactive, unenjoy'd. Hence to this peopled earth, which, that extinct, That flame for propagation, soon would roll A lifeless mass, and vainly cumber heaven.

John Armstrong

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#34. The difference between the old and the new education being) in a word, the old was a kind of propagation - men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda.

C.S. Lewis

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#35. Even if it was a difficult operation to copy a song, it only takes one person to do it. After that the spread of the song via the Internet or other means of propagation is only limited by the honesty of the users.

Dan Farmer

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#36. The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.

Arnold J. Toynbee

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#37. No propagation or multiplication is more rapid that that of evil, unless it be checked; no growth more certain.

Charles Caleb Colton

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#38. Since the propagation of nonviolence is the mission of my life, I must pursue it in all weathers.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#39. Arousal is nature's stimulus for the propagation of the human race. The unaroused male of the species is as useless for that purpose as a worm. Arousal can happen sooner or later, but it must happen.

Sol Stein

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#40. Looking around, I thought the human species was in fine shape and tried to think of something more beautiful than women and couldn't come up with a thing. The propagation of the species was a dance of total joy.

Pat Conroy

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#41. If the human race has ever invented an institution more effective in the propagation of intellectual and ethical cripples than the nobility, I have yet to stumble across it.

Daniel Polansky

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#42. The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India ... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith.

Ignatius Of Loyola

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#43. Vain man is apt to think we were merely intended for the world's propagation and to keep its human inhabitants sweet and clean; but, by their leaves, had we the same literature he would find our brains as fruitful as our bodies.

Hannah Woolley

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#44. The goddess of Applied Science has presented the world with another gift, more precious even than these - the means of dissociating love from propagation.

Aldous Huxley

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#45. Knowledge has its end in itself, apart from any idea of life and propagation of the species.

Remy De Gourmont

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#46. Give to it the place in our institutions of learning now occupied by scholastic theology and physiology, and it will 142 eradicate sickness and sin in less time than the old systems, devised for subduing them, have required for self-establishment and propagation.

Mary Baker Eddy

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#47. Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

B.R. Ambedkar

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#48. Because of its divine institution for the propagation of man, the seed is not to be vainly ejaculated, nor is it to be damaged, nor is it to be wasted.

Pope Clement I

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#49. Why live? Life was its own answer. Life was the propagation of more life and the living of as good a life as possible.

Ray Bradbury

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