Favorite Charles Darwin Quotes

  1. If 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 every week.
  2. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
  3. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
  4. If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
  5. We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.
  6. The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
  7. I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men
  8. The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
  9. An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
  10. Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions.
  11. Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.
  12. Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.
  13. Man selects only for his own good: Nature only for that of the being which she tends.
  14. Great is the power of steady misrepresentation
  15. Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work, worthy of the interposition of a deity. More humble, and I believe truer, to consider him created from animals.

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