Find important quotes and citations by the author Charles Robert Darwin.
Quote 2613We 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.
Quote 2612If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.
Quote 2611If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin
Quote 2610A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone
Quote 2609At 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
Quote 2608The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Quote 2607Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal
Quote 2606All of nature is a battlefield
Quote 2605I am not the least afraid to die
Quote 2604How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children
Quote 2603The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason
Quote 2602The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts
Quote 2601A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Quote 2600It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change
Quote 2599It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the 'plan of creation,' 'unity of design,' etc..
Quote 2598To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Quote 2597In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection
Quote 2596We will now discuss in a little more detail the struggle for existence
Quote 2595What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
Quote 1620A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life
Quote 562I love fools' experiments. I am always making them
Quote 437As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities
Quote 6A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.