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Konrad Lorenz
November 7, 1903 - February 27, 1989
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: Austrian Scientist

Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value.


We do not take humor seriously enough.


Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.


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


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.


The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.


Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.


I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we.


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


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


Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.


I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.


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