Charles Darwin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles Darwin quotes, Charles Darwin sayings, and Charles Darwin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil.  Charles Darwin
The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence nor strength but adaptability. Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Charles Darwin
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there. Charles Darwin
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation. Charles Darwin
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. Charles Darwin
Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist. Charles Darwin
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. Charles Darwin
On your life, underestimating the proclivities of finches is likely to lead to great internal hemorrhaging. Charles Darwin
An agnostic would be the more correct description of my state of mind. Charles Darwin
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason. Charles Darwin
Free will is to mind what chance is to matter. Charles Darwin
A language, like a species, when extinct, never reappears. Charles Darwin
Building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice. Charles Darwin
A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created. Charles Darwin
Free will is to mind what chance is to matter. Charles Darwin
Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions. Charles Darwin
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. Charles Darwin
Physiological experiment on animals is justifiable for real investigation, but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity. Charles Darwin
The normal food of man is vegetable. Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin
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 everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened. Charles Darwin
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin
“There is nothing like geology; the pleasure of the first day's partridge shooting or first day's hunting cannot be compared to finding a fine group of fossil bones, which tell their story of former times with almost a living tongue." Charles Darwin, letter to his sister Catherine, 1834” Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Charles Darwin
Great is the power of steady misrepresentation. Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin
As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. Charles Darwin
Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master. Charles Darwin
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. Charles Darwin

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