Thomas Malthus — English Economist born on February 13, 1766, died on December 23, 1834

The Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus FRS was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography. Malthus himself used only his middle name Robert... (wikipedia)

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
No limits whatever are placed to the productions of the earth; they may increase forever.
Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.