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Heredity Quotes

Heredity Quotes by Luther Burbank, James Mark Baldwin, Sylvia Plath, George Kennedy, Saadi, Clarence Darrow and many others.

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
Luther Burbank
Heredity provides for the modification of its own machinery.
James Mark Baldwin
I am but one more drop in the great sea of matter, defined, with the ability to realize my existence.
Sylvia Plath
Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It’s probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.
George Kennedy
The whelp of a wolf must prove a wolf at last, notwithstanding he may be brought up by a man.
Everyone is the heir to all that has gone before; his structure and emotional life is fixed, and no two children of nature have the same heredity. I believe everyone should and must live out what is in him. So no two lives can be the same.
Clarence Darrow
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
Laurence J. Peter
The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity.
G. Stanley Hall
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
John B. S. Haldane
The philosophical implication of race-thinking is that by offering us the mystery of heredity as an explanation, it diverts our attention from the social and intellectual factors that make up personality.
Jacques Barzun
Heredity: the traits that a disobedient child gets from the other parent.
Luther Burbank
Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us, but in what we make out of what they do to us
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Here he tells us that the new birth is first of all ‘not of blood’. You don’t get it through the blood stream, through heredity. Your parents can give you much, but they cannot give you this.
E. Stanley Jones
I believe a unique core self is born into every human being; the result of millennia of environment and heredity combined in an unpredictable way that could never happen before or again.
Gloria Steinem
For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.
Dale Carnegie
Family traits, like murder, will out. Nature has but so many molds.
Louise Imogen Guiney
The relationship between heredity and IQ in human beings is well established. But that does not mean that if you have a group difference, an ethnic difference, that difference must also be genetic.
Charles Murray
Your place in life is not fixed by heredity.
Wallace D. Wattles
People do not spring forth out of the blue, fully formed – they become themselves slowly, day by day, starting from babyhood. They are the result of both environment and heredity, and your fictional characters, in order to be believable, must be also.
Lois Duncan
The purpose of feminism is to free the uniqueness of the individual and to understand that inside each of us is a unique human being who is a combination of heredity and environment.
Gloria Steinem
We adore titles and heredities in our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic privilege.
Mark Twain
All illnesses have some heredity contribution. It’s been said that genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger.
Francis Collins
All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.
Mark Twain
Characteristics cling to families.
Francis Galton
Man is the control experiment of heredity and environment; and since his heredity controls him, he tries to control his environment.
Evan Esar
Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I am the beneficiary of a lucky break in the genetic sweepstakes.
Isaac Asimov
For me, ancestry is just one thing that connects us to people, and feeling connected to other people is generally a good thing, as long as one kind of connection does not have primacy over all the others. Heredity, race and nationhood are not the best criteria by which to judge our fellow humans.
Jeremy Hardy
When I want a peerage, I shall buy one like an honest man.
Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe
Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
…one doubts existence of free will [because] every action determined by heredity, constitution, example of others or teaching of others.” “This view should teach one profound humility, one deserves no credit for anything…nor ought one to blame others.
Charles Darwin
Neither heredity nor environment determine character. But whether we give in to or overcome the negative messages we are exposed to as we wend our way through life is often determined by whether our parents, teachers, mentors and friends exposed us to good examples and morally inspiring ideas.
Michael Josephson
Help! I’m being held prisoner by my heredity and environment.
Dennis Allen
History sometimes acts as madly as heredity, and her most unpredictable performances are often her most glorious.
Rebecca West
The orthodox environmental theories [of heredity] have been accepted not because they have stood up under proper scientific investigations, but because they harmonize so well with our democratic belief in human equality.
Arthur Jensen
Good heredity and environment are necessary. You cannot compare the child of a savage with the child of a civilized person.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Several generations of slum environment will produce a slum heredity.
Albion Fellows Bacon
Tobacco, UV rays, viruses, heredity, and age are the main causes of cancer.
Harold E. Varmus
Whereas, to borrow an illustration from mathematics, life was formerly an equation of, say, 100 unknown quantities, it is now one of 99 only, inasmuch as memory and heredity have been shown to be one and the same thing.
Samuel Butler
We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.
Lewis Thomas