21 Total Quotes

Konrad Lorenz Quotes

Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species
Konrad Lorenz
#Evolution

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist

The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist #Earth

I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man: It is we.
Konrad Lorenz
#Man

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot
Konrad Lorenz
#Dogs

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.
Konrad Lorenz
#Science #Austrian Scientist

We do not take humor seriously enough
Konrad Lorenz
#Humorous

A man sufficiently gifted with humor is in small danger of succumbing to flattering delusions about himself, because he cannot help perceiving what a pompous ass he would become if he did
Konrad Lorenz
#Danger

We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war.
Konrad Lorenz
#Evil #Austrian Scientist

One meteorologist remarked that if the theory were correct, one flap of a seagull's wings would be enough to alter the course of the weather forever
Konrad Lorenz
#Theory

Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value.
Konrad Lorenz
#Evil #Austrian Scientist

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist

I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist

We do not take humor seriously enough.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist

I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist

Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.
Konrad Lorenz
#Austrian Scientist