Quotes by Charles Darwin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin
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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.
Charles Darwin
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How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
Charles Darwin
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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.
Charles Darwin
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A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Charles Darwin
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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
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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
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I am not the least afraid to die.
Charles Darwin
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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.
Charles Darwin
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I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
Charles Darwin
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It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Charles Darwin
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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
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The highest stage in moral ure at which we can arrive is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Charles Darwin
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The evolution of the human race will not be accomplished in the ten thousand years of tame animals, but in the million years of wild animals, because man is and will always be a wild animal.
Charles Darwin
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What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
Charles Darwin
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