Francis Galton Quotes



Best 6 Quotes by Francis Galton

“All male animals, including men, when they are in love, are apt to behave in ways that seem ludicrous to bystanders.”

“Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally.”

“Life is a republic where the individuals are for the most part unconscious that while they are working for themselves they are also working for the public good.”

“Men who leave their mark on the world are very often those who, being gifted and full of nervous power, are at the same time haunted and driven by a dominant idea, and are therefore within a measurable distance of insanity.”

“The aim of eugenics is to represent each class or sect by its best specimens; that done, to leave them to work out their common civilization in their own way.”

“Whenever you can, count.”

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