Charles Darwin Quotations

-A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

-A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.

-Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.

-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.

-I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.

-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.

-If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

-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.

-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.

-It has been a bitter moritification 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.

-My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.

-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.

-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.

-It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin