Charles Darwin Quotes.
Free will is to mind what chance is to matter.
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.
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.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
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.
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
I have no great quickness of apprehension or wit which is so remarkable in some clever men, for instance Huxley
we are always slow in admitting any great change of which we do not see the intermediate steps
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.