"Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."John Boyd Orr on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."John Boyd Orr on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."John Boyd Orr on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."John Boyd Orr on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."John Boyd Orr on William Shakespeare
"There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty."
"When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions."
"Measured in time of transport and communication, the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European country was a hundred years ago."
"It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction."
"If the views I have expressed be right, we can think of our civilization evolving with the growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law."