"For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico, were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with respect to wheat production but also paved the way to rapid increase in its production in other countries."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Norman Borlaug on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Norman Borlaug on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Norman Borlaug on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Norman Borlaug on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Norman Borlaug on Abraham Lincoln
"Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply."
"Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless."
"Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry."
"Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind."
"Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply."