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If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population. When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman-and each nation --must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem.

Author: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)

Profession: Thirty-sixth President of the USA

The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth. It is to fill heaven.

Author: Graham D. Leonard


Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.

Author: Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834)

Profession: British Economist

The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.

Author: Gore Vidal (1925)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic