|| It is the very essence of the human mind to inquire after the causes of whatever happens in this world of ours.
|| 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.
Charles Darwin (Notebook N, 1838)
|| In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.
Charles Darwin (Quoted in The Living Clocks, 1971)
||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.
Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, 1871)
||To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
Charles Darwin (Letter to Stephen Wilson, 1879)
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
Charles Darwin (Letter to W. D. Fox, 1852)
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Charles Darwin (Quoted in On Friendship, 1966)
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 a week.
||I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men. I have steadily endeavoured to keep my mind free.
Charles Darwin (The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, 1887)
||A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin (Letter Susan Darwin, 1836)