Quotes – Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

(12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. 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.

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

“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.” 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

“The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.” Charles Darwin

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

“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.” Charles Darwin

“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

“Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” Charles Darwin