Charles Darwin Quotes

39 Charles Darwin quotes:

"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children"
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"A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone."
"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."
"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
"The Theory of Evolution."
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"it is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance."
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"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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"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."
"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children."
"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."
"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."
"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions."
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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."
"The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."
"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
"There is something referred to as the 'Darwin industry' in science."
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