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Charles Darwin
February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882
Nationality: English
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: English Scientist

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.


I love fools' experiments. I am always making them.


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.


I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.


In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.


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


To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.


Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.


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.


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.


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.


On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.


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.


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


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.


A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.


The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.


What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!


The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.


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