quote by Francis Galton

What nature does blindly, slowly and ruthlessly, man may do providently, quickly, and kindly. As it lies within his power, so it becomes his duty to work in that direction.

— Francis Galton

Most Powerful Eugenics quotations

The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people.

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.

Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves

One-fourth of humanity must be eliminated from the social body.

We are in charge of God's selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.

On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.

Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything.

[conductor Eugene Ormandy introduces Warfield to the audience in an unintentionally humorous way:] With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

Eugenics is ... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

The redundant population, necessarily occasioned by the prevalence of early marriages, must be repressed by occasional famines, and by the custom of exposing children, which, in times of distress, is probably more frequent than is ever acknowledged to Europeans.

Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring this about?

I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

Positive psychology is to the corporate state what eugenics was to the Nazis

You all got only three friends in this world: The Lord God Almighty, the Sears Roebuck catalog and Eugene Talmadge. And you can only vote for one of them

Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind

We are redefining and we are restating our socialism in terms of the scientific revolution

Birth control is nothing more or less than...weeding out the unfit.

If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full.

Give dysgenic groups [people with 'bad genes'] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.

Natural selection must be replaced by eugenical artificial selection.

This idea constitutes the sound core of eugenics, the applied science of human betterment.

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.

The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind.

Living in, and promoting a eugenic White society.

This means that we take particular care in not only assuring the perpetuation of our precious White Race, but we take deliberate care that the misfits are culled and that each generation advances to higher and more salubrious levels, physically, aesthetically, and mentally.

While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.

Eugene Wigner wrote a famous essay on the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in natural sciences. He meant physics, of course. There is only one thing which is more unreasonable than the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in physics, and this is the unreasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics in biology.

The most important eugenic policy at this time is to see that birth control is made equally available to all individuals in every class of society

No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child without a permit for parenthood.

The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.

Eugene Mirman is the Andy Warhol of comedy.

People look to him for what's next in comedy, and he emails these people back promptly. The Will to Whatevs put me in a great mood because I was laughing out loud. Alone. That's hard to do.

Birth Control which has been criticized as negative and destructive, is really the greatest and most truly eugenic method, and its adoption as part of the program of Eugenics would immediately give a concrete and realistic power to that science. . . as the most constructive and necessary of the means to racial health.

Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.

Abysmal vermin that I am, I couldn't of course tell her that it was her incredible mother that I wanted to see again… I knew only as I drove through the cold, night autumn air that somewhere Freud, Sophocles and Eugene O’Neill were laughing.

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological progress in our modern world, we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.

Birth Control and abortion are turning out to be the great eugenic advances of our time.