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

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

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

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. ---->>>

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.

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.

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.

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.

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. ---->>>

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

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. ---->>>

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

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. ---->>>

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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 have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: February 12, 1809
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Die: April 19, 1882
Occupation: Scientist
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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding (wikipedia)