SAPIENS BOOK QUOTE

“We did not domesticate wheat. It domesticated us.”

“The only limit to human achievement is our imagination.”

“Intelligence is the ability to cooperate.”

“The discovery of agriculture was the biggest revolution in history.”

“It is not individual men and women who create history – it is societies.”

“The ability to speak allowed Homo sapiens to work together on a large scale.”

“We are the only animals that can cooperate with countless numbers of strangers, thanks to common myths and shared beliefs.”

“Money and laws are simply collective stories that humans agree upon.”

“The Agricultural Revolution granted our species complete domination over all other animals and plants on the planet.”

“We are imprisoned by the myths we create.”

“Foragers lived a life of relative freedom, while agricultural societies created new structures of inequality and hierarchy.”

“Religion is one of the most powerful forces in human history, shaping our behavior and beliefs.”

“The development of writing was crucial for the rise of complex societies.”

“The rise of empires led to the spread of ideas and technologies across larger regions.”

“The Scientific Revolution freed humans from the tyranny of ignorance and superstition.”

“The nation is the most successful story ever invented by humans.”

“The Industrial Revolution drastically altered the course of human history.”

“Our ability to create and believe in fictional stories has allowed us to build complex societies.”

“Ownership is a mere myth, a story we agree upon as a society.”

“Technology is both our greatest achievement and our most dangerous creation.”

“The pursuit of happiness is a cultural construct.”

“The rise of consumerism has fueled rapid economic growth but at the expense of our environment.”

“Humans have become a geophysical force capable of shaping the Earth’s climate and ecosystems.”

“Religion is a natural byproduct of our cognitive abilities, providing comfort and a sense of purpose.”

“The future is uncertain, and we must be willing to adapt in order to survive.”

“Our greatest challenge as a species is to overcome our own destructive tendencies.”

“The story of Homo sapiens is still being written, and only time will reveal our ultimate fate.”