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Quotes by Darwin - (27 quotes)

Charles Darwin - From the Aging category:

If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied could thus have been kept active through use. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Change category:

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Confidence category:

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Drunkenness category:

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

Charles Darwin - From the Experiments category:

I love fools' experiments. I am always making them. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Friendship category:

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Future category:

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Humanity category:

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)

Charles Darwin - From the Improvisation category:

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Instinct category:

The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Intellect category:

The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Life category:

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Mistakes category:

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)

Charles Darwin - From the Morality category:

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. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Nature category:

What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature! (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Obsession category:

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

Charles Darwin - From the Religion category:

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

Charles Darwin - From the Searching category:

-in a letter to his son...
I have been speculating... what makes a man a discoverer of unexpected things... Many men who are very clever - much cleverer than discoverers - never originate anything. As far as I can conjecture, the art consists in habitually searching for causes or meaning... This implies sharp observation and requires as much knowledge as possible of the subject investigated. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Seeing category:

To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Survival category:

In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Thinking category:

Even when we are quite alone, how often do we think with pleasure or pain of what others think of us – of their imagined approbation or disapprobation. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Thought category:

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

Charles Darwin - From the Universe category:

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)

Charles Darwin - From the Winning category:

It has been a bitter mortification for me to digest the conclusion that the 'race is for the strong' and that I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in science. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Wisdom category:

It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance. (Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin - From the Wonder category:

I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them. (Charles Darwin)

Francis Darwin - From the Ideas category:

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. (Francis Darwin)