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Thomas Malthus – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Thomas Malthus

 

Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.

– Thomas Malthus


In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.

– Thomas Malthus


I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food.

– Thomas Malthus


I think it will be found that experience, the true source and foundation of all knowledge, invariably confirms its truth.

– Thomas Malthus


The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.

– Thomas Malthus