Aristotle – Philosopher 384-322 BC.

“One would have thought that that it was even more necessary to limit population than property….The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of both revolution and crime.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Writer -1803-1882

“If government knew how, I should like to see it check – not multiply – the population.”

Jawaharial Nehru – Indian Prime Minister – 1889-1964

“Some of these (Asian) countries, like India, far from needing a bigger population, would be better off with fewer people.”

Martin Luther King

“There is no human circumstance more tragic than the persisting existence of a harmful condition for which a remedy is readily available. Family planning, to relate population to world resources, is possible, practical and necessary. Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victims.”

Spike Milligan – Comedian 1918-2002

“Overpopulation is a serious issue. The human race will soon have to get used to 12 in a room.”

David Attenborough – naturalist b.1926

“The human population can no longer be allowed to grow in the old uncontrolled way. If we do not take charge of our population size, then nature will do it for us.”

Gore Vidal – writer and intellectual, 1925-2012

“Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every 40 years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.”

Bertrand Russell – philosopher, 1872-1970

“I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer.”

Dr.Henry W. Kendall -Nobel Laureate

“If we don’t halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity — and we will leave a ravaged world.”

UNICEF Report, 1992

“Family planning could bring more benefits to more people at less cost than any other single technology now available to the human race”