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George A. Dorsey
(6 Feb 1868 - 29 Mar 1931)

American anthropologist and ethnographer who was an early U.S. ethnographer of North American.


Science Quotes by George A. Dorsey (5 quotes)

As one recalls some of the monstrous situations under which human beings have lived and live their lives, one marvels at man's meekness and complacency. It can only be explained by the quality of flesh to become calloused to situations that if faced suddenly would provoke blisters and revolt.
— George A. Dorsey
Why We Behave Like Human Beings (1925)
Science quotes on:  |  Anthropology (31)

Life became a science when interest shifted from the dissection of dead bodies to the study of action in living beings and the nature of the environment they live in.
— George A. Dorsey
Why We Behave Like Human Beings (1925). Quoted in Harold Child Bryant, Outdoor Heritage (1929), Preface.
Science quotes on:  |  Anthropology (31)

Man is a free moral agent and can be magnanimous and deal disinterestedly, humanity is a definite goal, social justice is desirable and possible, individual lives may be gloriously diversified, uniquely individualized, and yet socially useful; or, these are mere phrases, snares to catch gulls, soothing syrup for our troubled souls.
— George A. Dorsey
Why We Behave Like Human Beings (1925)
Science quotes on:  |  Anthropology (31)

The drive behind life has lost none of its power; proof that, impelled by that drive, man can build as well as destroy; that in his nature is more of Vishnu the Creator than of Siva the Destroyer.
— George A. Dorsey
Why We Behave Like Human Beings (1925)
Science quotes on:  |  Anthropology (31)

They are a doomed race. Wars, smallpox, gross immorality, a change from old ways to new ways their fate is the common fate of the American, whether he sails the sea in the North, gallops over the plain in the West, or sleeps in his hammock in the forests of Brazil.
— George A. Dorsey
As reported in the Chicago Tribune from a lecture on the Haida Indian Nation (Nov 1897)
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