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My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
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…
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
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…
I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.
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…
Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races…
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of…
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
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