Charles Darwin Quotes


39 Charles Darwin quotes:



"A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone."
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
"I fully subscribe to the judgement of those writers who maintain that of all the differences between man and the lower animal, the moral sense of conscience is by far the most important....It is the most noble of all the attributes of man."
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"The Theory of Evolution."
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"It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the 'plan of creation,' 'unity of design,' etc.."
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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."
"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."
"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth."
"I love fools' experiments. I am always making them."
"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children."
"The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."
"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."
"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."
"I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me."
"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."
"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts."
"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."
"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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