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Luther Burbank Quotes

Those who would legislate against the teaching of evolution should also legislate against gravity, electricity and the unreasonable velocity of light, and also should introduce a clause to prevent the use of the telescope, the microscope and the spectroscope or any other instrument of precision which may in the future be invented, constructed or used for the discovery of truth.
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Listen patiently, quietly and reverently to the lessons, one by one, which Mother Nature has to teach, shedding light on that which was before a mystery, so that all who will, may see and know.

— Luther Burbank

It is well for people who think, to change their minds ocasionally in order to keep them clean.

— Luther Burbank

A theory of personal resurrection or reincarnation of the individual is untenable when we but pause to consider the magnitude of the idea. On the contrary, I must believe that rather than the survival of all, we must look for survival only in the spirit of the good we have done in passing through.
Once obsolete, an automobile is thrown to the scrap heap. Once here and gone, the human life has likewise served its purpose. If it has been a good life, it has been sufficient. There is no need for another.

— Luther Burbank

Science ... has opened our eyes to the vastness of the universe and given us light, truth and freedom from fear where once was darkness, ignorance and superstition. There is no personal salvation, except through science.

— Luther Burbank

As a scientist, I can not help feeling that all religions are on a tottering foundation. None is perfect or inspired.
The idea that a good God would send people to a burning hell is utterly damnable to me. I don't want to have anything to do with such a God.

— Luther Burbank

Science, unlike theology, never leads to insanity.

— Luther Burbank

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

— Luther Burbank

Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

— Luther Burbank

Several of my young acquaintances are in their graves who gave promise of making happy and useful citizens and there is no question whatever that cigarettes alone were the cause of their destruction. No boy living would commence the use of cigarettes if he knew what a useless, soulless, worthless thing they would make of him.

— Luther Burbank

The idea that a good God would send people to a burning hell is utterly damnable to me - the raving of insanity, superstition gone to seed! I want no part of such a God.

— Luther Burbank

Although I went to college as a youth, I never considered it necessary to steep oneself in academic learning, in order to learn how to think. I welcome a fair and square, open and above-board fight on any subject, including this, but I despise a man who sneaks around under a cloak or cover of any society or clique to strike his blows.

— Luther Burbank

Men should stop fighting among themselves and start fighting insects.

— Luther Burbank

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