Charles Darwin (Biologist)

#115377 Charles Darwin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about life
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The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. .

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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. .

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An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. .

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At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world. .

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The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about reason
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I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about facts
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I love fools' experiments. I am always making them. .

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Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits. .

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The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about thoughts
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False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about science
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A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone. .

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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about knowledge
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How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about children
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I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about light
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Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about animals
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To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about truth
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On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about create
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We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about universe
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I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. .

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If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about nature
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I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about living
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A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others. .

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It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about evil
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We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about knowledge
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about change
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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about love
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Even insects express anger, terror, jealousy, and love by the stridulation. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about love
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Not one change of species into another is on record ... we cannot prove that a single species has been changed. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about change
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[Alexander von Humboldt was the] greatest scientific traveller who ever lived. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about travel
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...for the shield may be as important for victory, as the sword or spear. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about victory
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I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about shakespeare
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Such simple instincts as bees making a beehive could be sufficient to overthrow my whole theory. .

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The formation of different languages and of distinct species and the proofs that both have been developed through a gradual process, are curiously parallel. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about language
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... not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about living
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The most energetic workers I have encountered in my world travels are the vegetarian miners of Chile. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about work
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The world will not be inherited by the strongest, it will be inherited by those most able to change. .

Charles Darwin Quotes about change

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