Thomas Robert Malthus Quotes

Who is Thomas Robert Malthus?

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography.

Born February 13, 1766
Died December 29, 1834

Best Quotes by Thomas Robert Malthus

“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”

An Essay on the Principle of Population Quotes

“Evil exists in the world not to create despair but activity.”

An Essay on the Principle of Population

“Man as he really is, inert, sluggish, and averse from labour, unless compelled by necessity.”

An Essay on the Principle of Population

“The vices and moral weakness of man are not invincible: Man is perfectible, or in other words, susceptible of perpetual improvement.”

An Essay on the Principle of Population

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