Charles Darwin Quotes.
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
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.
The world will not be inherited by the strongest, it will be inherited by those most able to change.
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.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
I have steadily endeavoured to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as facts are shown to be opposed to it.
It is impossible to concieve of this immense and wonderful universe as the result of blind chance or necessity.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.
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.
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.
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, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats.
A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Some call it evolution, And others call it God.