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Alfred Russel Wallace I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong.
Alfred Russel Wallace It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to
Alfred Russel Wallace There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter.
Alfred Russel Wallace To expect the world to receive a new truth, or even an old truth, without challenging it, is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur.
Alfred Russel Wallace To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity. Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/alfred-russel-wallace-quotes
Alfred Russel Wallace To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm, or of its molecular changes, is to use words to which we can attach no clear conception.
Alfred Russel Wallace What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters.
Alfred Russel Wallace In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.
Alfred Russel Wallace But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this, and to see that there must be some other principle regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life.
Alfred Russel Wallace What birds can have their bills more peculiarly formed than the ibis, the spoonbill, and the heron?