Charles Darwin Quotes.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
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.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
It is impossible to concieve of this immense and wonderful universe as the result of blind chance or necessity.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence nor strength but adaptability.
A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
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.
An agnostic would be the more correct description of my state of mind.
The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed.