I owe undying gratitude to my patient parents.

Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: Austrian

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Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.

The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.

In the course of evolution, it constantly happens that, independently of each other, two different forms of life take similar, parallel paths in adapting themselves to the same external circumstances.

We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war.

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

We do not take humor seriously enough.

Ethologists are often accused of drawing false analogies between animal and human behaviour. However, no such thing as a false analogy exists: an analogy can be more or less detailed and, hence, more or less informative.

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man.

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.

There is indeed the possibility that the evolutionary process has, in gray antiquity, bred into us an excess of aggression.

I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.

'I don't need brains,' says the billionaire contemptuously. 'I'm brainy enough myself!' The broker cries out in desperation, 'What, in heaven's name, do you want?' 'Goodness,' is the answer.

I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we.

When I was about ten, I discovered evolution by reading a book by Wilhelm Boelsche and seeing a picture of Archaeopteryx.