Facts about Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin was a famous Scientist from England, who lived between February 12, 1809 and April 19, 1882. He/she became 73 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topic Life.

Related authors: Alfred Russel Wallace

Famous quotes by Charles Darwin (30)


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"Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits"
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"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"
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"It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine"
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"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed"
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"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"
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"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin"
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"I love fools' experiments. I am always making them"
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"I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me"
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"I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection"
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"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"
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"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions"
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"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children"
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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"
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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"
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"Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal"
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"An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men"
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"A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone"
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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"
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"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth"
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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!"
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"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"
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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"
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"To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact"
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"The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason"
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"The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic"
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"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts"
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"On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation"
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"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts"
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"Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence"
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"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life"


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