Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life. Darwin’s early interest in nature led him to neglect his medical education at the University of Edinburgh; instead, he helped to investigate marine invertebrates. Studies at the University of Cambridge encouraged his passion for natural science.
A Man Who Dares To Waste One Hour Of Time Has Not Discovered The Value Of Life.
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.
I Love Fools' Experiments. I Am Always Making Them.
Man Is Descended From A Hairy, Tailed Quadruped, Probably Arboreal In Its Habits.
The Highest Possible Stage In Moral Culture Is When We Recognize That We Ought To Control Our Thoughts.
I Have Tried Lately To Read Shakespeare, And Found It So Intolerably Dull That It Nauseated Me.
The Mystery Of The Beginning Of All Things Is Insoluble By Us; And I For One Must Be Content To Remain An Agnostic.
An American Monkey, After Getting Drunk On Brandy, Would Never Touch It Again, And Thus Is Much Wiser Than Most Men.
I Have Called This Principle, By Which Each Slight Variation, If Useful, Is Preserved, By The Term Of Natural Selection.
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.
Animals, Whom We Have Made Our Slaves, We Do Not Like To Consider Our Equal.
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.
My Mind Seems To Have Become A Kind Of Machine For Grinding General Laws Out Of Large Collections Of Facts.
Man Tends To Increase At A Greater Rate Than His Means Of Subsistence.
How Paramount The Future Is To The Present When One Is Surrounded By Children.
On The Ordinary View Of Each Species Having Been Independently Created, We Gain No Scientific Explanation.
It Is A Cursed Evil To Any Man To Become As Absorbed In Any Subject As I Am In Mine.
To Kill An Error Is As Good A Service As, And Sometimes Even Better Than, The Establishing Of A New Truth Or Fact.
A Scientific Man Ought To Have No Wishes, No Affections, - A Mere Heart Of Stone.
What A Book A Devil's Chaplain Might Write On The Clumsy, Wasteful, Blundering, Low, And Horribly Cruel Work Of Nature!
If The Misery Of The Poor Be Caused Not By The Laws Of Nature, But By Our Institutions, Great Is Our Sin.
I Am Turned Into A Sort Of Machine For Observing Facts And Grinding Out Conclusions.
A Man's Friendships Are One Of The Best Measures Of His Worth.
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.
The Very Essence Of Instinct Is That It's Followed Independently Of Reason.
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.
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.
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.