31 Charles Darwin Quotes: Thoughts on life and natural selection

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Charles Darwin was best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology who developed a theory of evolution based on natural selection. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. Charles Darwin’s theories hugely impacted scientific thought.

Find here some best motivational Charles Darwin quotes that will help you to know about life motivation, survival, & natural selection.

Charles Darwin Inspirational Quotes

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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.” ― Charles Darwin

2. “We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.” ― Charles Darwin

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

4. “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.” ― Charles Darwin

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

Charles Darwin Life Motivational Quotes

6. “Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions.” ― Charles Darwin

7. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ― Charles Darwin

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

9. “A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives—of approving of some and disapproving of others.” ― Charles Darwin

10. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” ― Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Time management Quote

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

Charles Darwin Quotes about knowledge and ignorance

12. “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

13. “It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.” ― Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Quotes about survival

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

15. “This preservation of favorable individual differences and variations, and the destruction of those which are injurious, I have called Natural Selection or the Survival of the Fittest.” ― Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin science Quotes

16. “The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute to a man.” ― Charles Darwin

17. “Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.” ― Charles Darwin

18. “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

19. “A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.” ― Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Natural Selection Quotes

20. “Natural Selection is a power incessantly ready for action, and is immeasurably superior to man’s feeble efforts, as the works of Nature are to those of Art.” ― Charles Darwin

21. “Natural Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character.” ― Charles Darwin

22. “One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest life and the weakest die.” ― Charles Darwin

23. “I am convinced that natural selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.” ― Charles Darwin

24. “Man selects only for his own good: Nature only for that of the being which she tends.” ― Charles Darwin

25. “This preservation of favorable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call Natural Selection.” ― Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Human Evolution Quotes

26. “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” ― Charles Darwin

27. “Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult–at least I have found it so–than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind.” ― Charles Darwin

28. “We stop looking for monsters under our beds when we realize they are inside us.” ― Charles Darwin

29. “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.” ― Charles Darwin

30. “Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.” ― Charles Darwin

31. “A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die – which variety or species shall increase in number, and which shall decrease, or finally become extinct.” ― Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Adaption Quote

32. “As natural selection acts by competition, it adapts the inhabitants of each country only in relation to the degree of perfection of their associates; so that we need feel no surprise at the inhabitants of any one country, although on the ordinary view supposed to have been specially created and adapted for that country, being beaten and supplanted by the naturalized productions from another land.” ― Charles Darwin

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