Scott Nos. 965-968
Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, English naturalist and author
Darwin's day to day life was kept to a very strict routine in order to help alleviate the many symptoms of the illnesses he suffered throughout his life. Read more about Darwin's day at AboutDarwin.com.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
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.
It has always pleased me to exhalt plants in the scale of organized beings.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
I agree with Agassig that dogs possess something very lik a conscience.
Dogs possess some power of self-command, and his does not appear to wholly the result of fear.
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
The moral sense perhaps affords the best and highest distinction between man and lower animals.
Man is more courageous, pugnacious, and energetic than woman, and has a more inventive genius.
To my imagination it is far more satisfactory to look at [well-adopted species] not as specially endowed or created instincts, but as small consequences of one general law leading to the advancement of all organic being - namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest and the weakest die.